by David McCullough
Excellent book about the settling of the state of Ohio. Pioneers from Massachusetts went west to the Ohio River area and settled the town of Marietta. McCullough describes how Ohio became the first state to abolish slavery in the U.S. and set up the first public funding for education. The goal of one of the founders, Manasseh Cutler, and later his son, Ephriam Cutler, were instrumental in ensuring the state accomplished these two feats.