The Pioneers (2019, Simon & Schuster) No rating

As part of the Treaty of Paris, in which Great Britain recognized the new United โ€ฆ

Entertaining look at some of the first settlers moving out west under the umbrella of the US government. Among the many important historical milestones they achieve - first US states to ban slavery completely, first US states to be created after the revolution.

This book is about some of the critical periods and works right after the US revolution - but it's a story few have heard. It gives me new respect and understanding for Ohio, and some of the smallest towns there whose founders steered us to the country we enjoy today.