The author of numerous books, the late Murray N. Rothbard (1926-1995) was the S. J. Hall Distinguished Professor of Economics at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and Academic Vice President of the Ludwig von Mises Institute. Hans-Hermann Hoppe is Professor of Economics at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
"Baer presents the larger history of the congregational
conflict, which began long before the trial and continued long
afterwards. She also exposes the thick complexity of the conflict,
which involved competing understandings of citizenship in the new
American republic. Hers is at once a social, cultural, and
"This case study is fascinating in part because of the richness
of its sources."
-"The Journal of American History",
"This is microhistory at its best. Baer has selected a single event and brilliantly used it to explore the larger culture and society of the time. With great clarity and insight Baer has investigated multicultural issues of language and the assimilation of immigrants that are as relevant for us today as they were to Americans two centuries ago. This is a very important and timely book."-Gordon S. Wood, Brown University
"Vividly recreates this fascinating inter-ethnic group
controversy about the meaning of language for culture and
citizenship in the early republic."
-"American Historical Review",