Forages through New England's most famous foods for the truth behind the region's culinary myths
The University of Massachusetts Lowell owes its origins to two institutions founded in the 1890s. In 1894, the state authorized the founding of the Lowell Normal School, an institution that trained teachers for the state's public school system. In 1895, the state also authorized the founding of Lowell Textile School to encourage research in new technologies related to textile manufacture.
Just off the coast of Rockport, Straitsmouth Island has enjoyed a noteworthy history that belies the island's small size. From the Pawtucket Indians who summered there more than one thousand years ago to its discovery by famous explorers Samuel de Champlain and Captain John Smith in the seventeenth century, it has seen fishermen, shipwrecks and piracy.
Ahead of the 400th anniversary of the first Thanksgiving, a new look at the Plymouth colony's founding events, told for the first time with Wampanoag people at the heart of the story.
An intimate look inside Plymouth Plantation that goes beyond familiar founding myths to portray real life in the settlement--the hard work, small joys, and deep connections to others beyond the shores of Cape Cod Bay.
A groundbreaking history of early America that shows how Boston built and sustained an independent city-state in New England before being folded into the United States
A new 100th anniversary edition of the only adult book on one of the odder disasters in US history—and the greed, disregard for poor immigrants, and lack of safety standards that led to it.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Cleopatra, the #1 national bestseller, unpacks the mystery of the Salem Witch Trials.
It began in 1692, over an exceptionally raw Massachusetts winter, when a minister's daughter began to scream and convulse. It ended less than a year later, but not before 19 men and women had been hanged and an elderly man crushed to death.
$30.00ISBN: 9780544911154Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK LocationPublished: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - February 18th, 2020A dramatic untold ‘people’s history’ of the storied event that helped trigger the American Revolution
The story of the Boston Massacre—when on a late winter evening in 1770, British soldiers shot five local men to death—is familiar to generations.$18.00ISBN: 9780143125327Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK LocationPublished: Penguin Books - April 29th, 2014
The bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea, Mayflower, and In the Hurricane's Eye tells the story of the Boston battle that ignited the American Revolution, in this "masterpiece of narrative and perspective." (Boston Globe)$29.99ISBN: 9781250163288Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK LocationPublished: St. Martin's Press - March 24th, 2020
Nina Sankovitch’s American Rebels explores, for the first time, the intertwined lives of the Hancock, Quincy, and Adams families, and the role each person played in sparking the American Revolution.$30.00ISBN: 9781541672666Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK LocationPublished: Basic Books - March 24th, 2020A "richly detailed" portrait of the three men whose lives were forever changed by WWI-era Boston (Michael S. Neiberg): baseball star Babe Ruth, symphony conductor Karl Muck, and Harvard Law student Charles Whittlesey.