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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
This dissertation is written as a microhistory, and it focuses on the life, career, and death of Tarleton Bates, third Prothonotary of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. Bates was born in Virginia, but he left in 1794 as a soldier in the Virginia militia to suppress the Whiskey Rebellion. Bates decided to remain in Pittsburgh, where he became an influential leader of the local Republican Party. His politics eventually involved him in a number of disputes, and in 1806 he was forced to fight a duel with a local merchant named Thomas Stewart. The microhistory describes Bates life within the context of American history during the early Republic.
Grogan, Leo Jon, "From Subject to Citizen: Tarleton Bates and Evolution of Republican Man on the Pennsylvania Frontier" (2010). Dissertations (2 year embargo). 2.
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