THE STATE MAKERS by Bill & Sue Severn

THE STATE MAKERS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Brief biographies of fifty leaders responsible in part for the creation of the fifty states that make up our country range from the well known figures of the original thirteen colonies --Alexander Hamilton of New York, Charles Pinckney of South Carolina, Edmund Randolph of Virginia -- to the lesser known but equally effective efforts of Isaac Shelby of Kentucky, Thomas Worthington of Ohio and Jesse Thomas of Illinois. This traces our nation's history from the individual standpoint of its separate parts. It is interesting to note the divergent motivations, backgrounds and personalities of each of these men, an aspect that comes through despite the brevity of the accounts. More appropriately designed for reference research than for intensive study.

Pub Date: Feb. 27th, 1962
Publisher: Putnam