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History Books - State - Massachusetts

The Truth about Baked Beans: An Edible History of New England (Washington Mews Books #6) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781479882762
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Published: New York University Press - August 25th, 2020

Forages through New England's most famous foods for the truth behind the region's culinary myths

University of Massachusetts Lowell: 125 Years Cover Image
ISBN: 9781467105552
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Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - August 10th, 2020

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.

Saving Straitsmouth Island: A History Cover Image
ISBN: 9781467145077
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Published: History Press - July 20th, 2020

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.

This Land Is Their Land: The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony, and the Troubled History of Thanksgiving Cover Image
ISBN: 9781632869258
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - October 13th, 2020

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.

The World of Plymouth Plantation Cover Image
ISBN: 9780674238510
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Published: Belknap Press - October 6th, 2020

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.

The City-State of Boston: The Rise and Fall of an Atlantic Power, 1630-1865 Cover Image
ISBN: 9780691209173
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Published: Princeton University Press - October 6th, 2020

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

Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919 Cover Image
ISBN: 9780807078006
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Published: Beacon Press - January 15th, 2019

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 Witches: Suspicion, Betrayal, and Hysteria in 1692 Salem Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316200592
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Published: Back Bay Books - September 20th, 2016

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.

The Boston Massacre: A Family History Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544911154
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - February 18th, 2020

A 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.

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Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolution (The American Revolution Series #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143125327
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Published: 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)

American Rebels: How the Hancock, Adams, and Quincy Families Fanned the Flames of Revolution Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250163288
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Published: 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.

War Fever: Boston, Baseball, and America in the Shadow of the Great War Cover Image
ISBN: 9781541672666
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Published: Basic Books - March 24th, 2020

A "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.

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