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Richard Hildreth (1807–1865)

Hildreth, Richard. An American historian; born in Deerfield, MA, June 22, 1807; died in Florence, Italy, July 11, 1865. The ‘History of the United States’ is his greatest work, covering the period from the discovery of America to the end of President Monroe’s first administration (6 vols. 1849–56). Among his other works are: ‘Archy Moore,’ an antislavery romance; ‘History of Banks’; ‘Theory of Morals’; ‘Theory of Politics’; and ‘Atrocious Judges as Tools of Tyrants,’ compiled for political purposes from Lord Campbell’s ‘Lives of the Chief Justices.’ He went to Italy in 1861 as United States consul. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).