John F. Millar


One of the positive results of the Bicentennial has been the marked increase in the study and writing of local history. This development has been justly applauded and encouraged by leading historians, who caution, on the other hand, that local historians not overestimate the importance of specific local events and personalities due to misplaced chauvinism. Chauvinism would not be misplaced, however, in any look into the story of Stephen Hopkins, one of the real giants of American history. In this article, Millar attempts to give Stephen Hopkins’ legacy the credit it deserves by describing his life and achievements.