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King Philip’s War

King Philip’s War – Ellis/Morris.

The period of the Indian war of 1676, known as King Philip’s war, is one of the most interesting in the early history of the New England colonies. It was the first great test to which the New England Commonwealths were subjected, and it enforced upon them in blood and fire the necessity of a mutual policy and active cooperation. The lesson that union is strength was learned at that time and was never forgotten. New England, after the war, free from fear of any Indian attacks, was able to turn her attention to her own peaceful industrial and political development undisturbed.

King Philip's War

King Philip’s War

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King Philip’s War.

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Some basics on King Philip’s War (from Wikipedia):

King Philip’s War (sometimes called the First Indian War, Metacom’s War, Metacomet’s War, Pometacomet’s Rebellion, or Metacom’s Rebellion) was an armed conflict in 1675–78 between American Indian inhabitants of the New England region of North America versus New England colonists and their Indian allies. The war is named for Metacomet, the Wampanoag chief who adopted the name Philip because of the friendly relations between his father Massasoit and the Mayflower Pilgrims. The war continued in the most northern reaches of New England until the signing of the Treaty of Casco Bay in April 1678. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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In Olde Massachusetts

In Olde Massachusetts – Charles Burr Todd

‘In Olde Massachusetts – Sketches of old times during the early days of the commonwealth’ is a collection of articles taken from papers first printed in 1880-1890 in various journals not generally accessible. The chief historical and literary interests are given of the following cities: Cambridge, Lexington, Concord, Quincy, Plymouth, Salem, Marblehead, Barnstable, Nantucket, Provincetown, Martha’s Vineyard, Northhampton, Deerfield, Pittsfield, and Lenox. The book is full of interesting information and anecdotes about old New England landmarks and her distinguished sons.

In Olde Massachusetts

In Olde Massachusetts

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In Olde Massachusetts.

ISBN: 9783849672393.

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Some basics on Massachusetts (from Wikipedia):

Massachusetts, officially known as the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is the most populous state in the New England region of the northeastern United States. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the east, the states of Connecticut and Rhode Island to the south, New Hampshire and Vermont to the north, and New York to the west. The state is named after the Massachusett tribe, which once inhabited the east side of the area. The capital of Massachusetts and the most populous city in New England is Boston. Over 80% of Massachusetts’s population lives in the Greater Boston metropolitan area, a region influential upon American history, academia, and industry. Originally dependent on agriculture, fishing and trade, Massachusetts was transformed into a manufacturing center during the Industrial Revolution. During the 20th century, Massachusetts’s economy shifted from manufacturing to services. Modern Massachusetts is a global leader in biotechnology, engineering, higher education, finance, and maritime trade. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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Historic Hadley

Historic Hadley – Alice Morehouse Walker

Love of one’s own town is one of the dominant motives underlying good citizenship. The origin, growth, and development of a typical New England town like Hadley, Ma., covering two centuries and a half, is a theme on which any thoughtful person may profitably dwell. In these busy days, however, few people have the time necessary to read a ponderous volume. For the many rather than the few this little book has been written. But this book is for everybody else also, that they may be imbued with the spirit of those mighty souls, which remains still potent enough to make Americans out of Europeans, even as in 1776 it made patriots and freemen out of the subjects of King George.

Historic Hadley

Historic Hadley

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Historic Hadley.

ISBN: 9783849672386.

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Hadley’s early history (from Wikipedia):

Hadley was first settled in 1659 and was officially incorporated in 1661. The former Norwottuck was renamed for Hadleigh, Suffolk. Its settlers were primarily a discontented group of families from the Puritan colonies of Hartford and Wethersfield, Connecticut, who petitioned to start a new colony up north after some controversy over doctrine in the local church. The settlement was led by John Russell. The first settler inside of Hadley was Nathaniel Dickinson, who surveyed the streets of what is now Hadley, Hatfield, and Amherst. At the time, Hadley encompassed a wide radius of land on both sides of the Connecticut River (but mostly on the eastern shore) including much of what would become known as the Equivalent Lands. In the following century, these were broken off into precincts and eventually the separate towns of Hatfield, Amherst, South Hadley, Granby and Belchertown. The early histories of these towns are, as a result, filed under the history of Hadley. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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The Old Boston Post Road

The Old Boston Post Road – Stephen Jenkins

Stephen Jenkins has chosen for the subject of this volume the oldest and most northerly of the post roads: that over which the first postrider went; which echoed to the war-whoop of the savage, saw the passage of soldiers during the French Wars; beheld the flocking of the minutemen upon the Lexington Alarm, later became the pathway of countless thousands of emigrants on their way to the rich valleys of the Mohawk and the Genesee, or to the fertile prairies of the Middle West. By this route, via New Haven, Hartford, Springfield, and Worcester, a monthly mail was established in 1673, „the first mail upon the continent of America,“ as the author declares. He traces these pioneer settlements to their present positions as mauufacturing towns and cities.

The Old Boston Post Road

The Old Boston Post Road

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The Old Boston Post Road.

ISBN: 9783849676674.

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The Boston Post Road (from Wikipedia):

The Boston Post Road was a system of mail-delivery routes between New York City and Boston, Massachusetts that evolved into one of the first major highways in the United States. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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Old Boston Days & Ways

Old Boston Days & Ways – Mary Caroline Crawford

The famous happenings of an eventful period in Boston’s early history, from the dawn of the Revolution until the town became a city, are here handled with a fresh and vigorous touch. Many little-known incidents are introduced and a large amount of material hitherto the possession of some private family is included. The chapters on the early social and literary life, the establishment of the first theatre and the famous French visitors are of special interest. Miss Crawford’s style achieves that happy mingling of historical accuracy and vivacious comment that have made her previous books so successful.

Old Boston Days & Ways

Old Boston Days & Ways

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Old Boston Days & Ways.

ISBN: 9783849676629.

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Boston Basics (from Wikipedia):

Boston is the capital and most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. Boston is also the seat of Suffolk County, although the county government was disbanded on July 1, 1999. The city proper covers 48 square miles (124 km2) with an estimated population of 673,184 in 2016, making it the largest city in New England and the 23rd most populous city in the United States. The city is the economic and cultural anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area known as Greater Boston, a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) home to a census-estimated 4.8 million people in 2016 and ranking as the tenth-largest such area in the country. Alternately, as a Combined Statistical Area (CSA), this wider commuting region is home to some 8.2 million people, making it the sixth-largest as such in the United States. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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A history of Lowell, Massachusetts

A history of Lowell, Massachusetts – Charles Cowley

Lowell was founded by the ‘Merrimac Manufacturing Company’ in 1822, and named after Francis C. Lowell. The village grew very rapidly from the first. In 1820 it was incorporated as a town and ten years later was chartered as a city. This book tells the story of this very important textile center from the beginning until the 1870s.

A history of Lowell, Massachusetts

A history of Lowell, Massachusetts

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A history of Lowell, Massachusetts.

ISBN: 9783849676704.

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Lowell Basics (from Wikipedia):

Lowell is a city in the U.S. Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Located in Middlesex County, Lowell (along with Cambridge) served as a county seat until Massachusetts disbanded county government in 1999. With an estimated population of 109,945 in 2014, it is the fourth-largest city in Massachusetts, and the second-largest in the Boston metropolitan statistical area. The city is also part of a smaller Massachusetts statistical area called Greater Lowell, as well as New England’s Merrimack Valley region. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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Rambles around Old Boston

Rambles around Old Boston – Edwin Monroe Bacon

The author knows his city and loves it, and has a fund of anecdote as well as history up his capacious sleeve. The Boston of which he tells us reaches up to about hundredandfifty years back, without letting go of the older town of Colonial and Revolutionary days. All sorts of odd corners are portrayed, besides the well-known landmarks, without which no book on Boston would be complete. Some idea of the volume’s scope may be had from these chapter headings, selected at random: „The Storied Town of Crooked Streets,“ „Types of Provincial Boston,“ „The Common and Roundabout,“ „Some Colonial Footprints,“ …

Rambles around Old Boston

Rambles around Old Boston

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Rambles around Old Boston.

ISBN: 9783849676698.

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Boston Basics (from Wikipedia):

Boston is the capital and most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. Boston is also the seat of Suffolk County, although the county government was disbanded on July 1, 1999. The city proper covers 48 square miles (124 km2) with an estimated population of 673,184 in 2016, making it the largest city in New England and the 23rd most populous city in the United States. The city is the economic and cultural anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area known as Greater Boston, a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) home to a census-estimated 4.8 million people in 2016 and ranking as the tenth-largest such area in the country. Alternately, as a Combined Statistical Area (CSA), this wider commuting region is home to some 8.2 million people, making it the sixth-largest as such in the United States. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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Old Cambridge

Old Cambridge – Thomas Wentworth Higginson

The first of the chapters in the book is an antiquarian chapter; but the „Three Literary Epochs“ of the second chapter — the epoch of the North American Review, that of the Dial, and that of the Atlantic Monthly — were epochs all in some manner familiar to Higginson, and a part of which he was; the last three chapters he dedicated to the famous writers Holmes, Longfellow and Lowell.

Old Cambridge

Old Cambridge

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Old Cambridge.

ISBN: 9783849676681.

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Cambridge Basics (from Wikipedia):

Cambridge is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, and is a part of the Boston metropolitan area.

Situated directly north of the city of Boston, across the Charles River, it was named in honor of the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, an important center of the Puritan theology embraced by the town’s founders.

Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), two of the world’s most prestigious universities, are located in Cambridge, as was Radcliffe College, one of the leading colleges for women in the United States until it merged with Harvard. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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Young Folks‘ History of Boston

Young Folks‘ History of Boston – Hezekiah Butterworth

The purpose of this book is twofold: (1) to furnish a clue to the history of Boston as an individual community that, owing to the force of circumstances and the spirit of its people, has played a conspicuous and influential part in the larger development of Massachusetts, of New England and of the nation; and (2) to indicate the nature of the events that gave historical significance to memorable sites and objects that have survived the ravages of time and still excite interest and veneration. So it is not a history that it presents to the reader, but rather a relation or narrative concerning the development of „a poor country village“ into a great city of vast and varied interests and of commanding rank.

Young Folks' History of Boston

Young Folks‘ History of Boston

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Young Folks‘ History of Boston.

ISBN: 9783849677121.

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Boston Basics (from Wikipedia):

Boston is the capital and most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. Boston is also the seat of Suffolk County, although the county government was disbanded on July 1, 1999. The city proper covers 48 square miles (124 km2) with an estimated population of 673,184 in 2016, making it the largest city in New England and the 23rd most populous city in the United States. The city is the economic and cultural anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area known as Greater Boston, a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) home to a census-estimated 4.8 million people in 2016 and ranking as the tenth-largest such area in the country. Alternately, as a Combined Statistical Area (CSA), this wider commuting region is home to some 8.2 million people, making it the sixth-largest as such in the United States. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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Boston and its Story 1630 – 1915

Boston and its Story 1630 – 1915 – Hartwell/McGlenen

The purpose of this book is twofold: (1) to furnish a clue to the history of Boston as an individual community that, owing to the force of circumstances and the spirit of its people, has played a conspicuous and influential part in the larger development of Massachusetts, of New England and of the nation; and (2) to indicate the nature of the events that gave historical significance to memorable sites and objects that have survived the ravages of time and still excite interest and veneration. So it is not a history that it presents to the reader, but rather a relation or narrative concerning the development of „a poor country village“ into a great city of vast and varied interests and of commanding rank.

Boston and its Story 1630 - 1915

Boston and its Story 1630 – 1915

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Boston and its Story 1630 – 1915.

ISBN: 9783849677299.

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Boston Basics (from Wikipedia):

Boston is the capital and most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. Boston is also the seat of Suffolk County, although the county government was disbanded on July 1, 1999. The city proper covers 48 square miles (124 km2) with an estimated population of 673,184 in 2016, making it the largest city in New England and the 23rd most populous city in the United States. The city is the economic and cultural anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area known as Greater Boston, a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) home to a census-estimated 4.8 million people in 2016 and ranking as the tenth-largest such area in the country. Alternately, as a Combined Statistical Area (CSA), this wider commuting region is home to some 8.2 million people, making it the sixth-largest as such in the United States. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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