Richard Hildreth

American journalist

Richard Hildreth (June 28, 1807 – July 11, 1865), was an American journalist, author and historian.[1] He is best known for writing his six-volume History of the United States of America, 1849-1853.[2]

Selected works


In an overview of writings by and about Hildreth, OCLC/WorldCat lists roughly 270 works in 870+ publications in 11 languages and 12,800+ library holdings.[3]

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  • Archy Moore, the white slave; or, Memoirs of a fugitive, 1836
  • The history of banks; to which is added a demonstration of the advantages and necessity of free competition in the business of banking, 1837
  • Theory of morals an inquiry concerning the law of moral distinctions and the variations and contradictions of ethical codes, 1844
  • Theory of politics; an inquiry into the foundations of governments and the causes and progress of political revolutions. 1853
  • Despotism in America: an inquiry into the nature, results, and legal basis of the slave-holding system in the United States, 1854
  • The history of the United States of America, 1854
  • Japan as it was and is, 1855


  1. Carnes, Mark C. (2005). "Richard Hildreth," American National Biography, Supplement 2, pp. 258-260.
  2. Hughes, Lynn Gordon. "Richard Hildreth," Archived 2012-09-01 at the Wayback Machine Dictionary of Unitarian and Universalist Biography; retrieved 2012-11-8.
  3. WorldCat Identities: Hildreth, Richard 1807-1865 ; retrieved 2012-11-8.

Further reading

  • Emerson, Donald E. (1946). Richard Hildreth Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.