in Deerfield, Massachusetts, he is remembered as a journalist
and author, whose father, Hosea Hildreth, became a Unitarian minister
after he was disowned by Congregationalists when he persistently
exchanged pulpits with Unitarian ministers. He became a principle
editor of the New York Tribune after he wrote America's
first antislavery novelThe Slave: or Memoirs of Archy
Mooreand an antislavery book, Despotism in America.
In his writing he emphasized the negative effects of slavery on
the South. His wife, Caroline, supported the family for eight
years during which he researched and wrote a respected irreverant
story of the Founders entitled History of the United States
of America (1849-1852).