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Ethan Allen and His Kin: Correspondence, 1772–1819

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1875 engraving depicting the capture of Fort Ticonderoga by Ethan Allen on May 10, 1775. Courtesy New York Public Library


University Press of New England

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A selected edition of correspondence documenting the public and private life of Ethan Allen (1737-1789) the soldier, statesman, author, and farmer and his two brothers, Ira and Levi Allen. Ethan Allen is best known as one of the founders of the state of Vermont, and for the capture of Fort Ticonderoga early in the American Revolutionary War. Through their political and military roles, the Allen brothers helped establish and maintain the Vermont territory from the frontier era through statehood and the Federal period. The two-volume publication spans almost 50 years of the Allens’ private ventures and public service.

Complete in two volumes.


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