014 – Courtin’, Cavortin’, and Carryin’ On: Harrison’s Early Public Service



Grouseland, Vincennes, IN, courtesy of user Nyttend
Grouseland, Vincennes, IN, courtesy of user Nyttend on Wikimedia Commons

Harrison begins his transition from the army into public service in this episode and finds love and a new home along the way. However, to avoid the danger of overly romanticizing the story and missing some key historical lessons, this episode does delve into the possibility that Harrison sought female companionship outside of marriage and the detrimental effects that the Jeffersonian policy towards Native Americans as executed by Harrison had on the native peoples of the old Northwest. Sources used for this episode can be found at http://whhpodcast.blubrry.com.


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