A new 1878 pamphlet
The pamphlet Fire-Water Ignites Black Hawk War of 1832 (and other things) is excerpted from The History of Jo Daviess County Illinois, published in 1878 in Chicago by H. F. Kett & Co. The book is a testament from the 19th century about a place called Jo Daviess County; the few pages selected from the 800-page book are about a brief war with the aborigine.
Though morality runs through the pamphlet, it’s not a moral tale: it’s more like a story about humans being human.
*Next Up: A continuation of the annual fire-water series with Whiskey 222, Saturday 29 October.
Posted by Bryan W. Brickner