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Historic Boston and its Neighbourhood

Historic Boston and its Neighbourhood – Edward Everett Hale

This little book is not so much a guide book in itself as an introduction or key to local guides,or a preparation for conversation with intelligent Boston people, who will meet a newcomer into that town. Every summer there arrive people from different parts of the world who have a curiosity about the history of Boston, or about its activities in past times, which they would gladly gratifiy, as well as possible, in a few days‘ stay there.

Historic Boston and its Neighbourhood

Historic Boston and its Neighbourhood

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Historic Boston and its Neighbourhood.

ISBN: 9783849677282.

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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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History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, Volume 2

History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, Volume 2 – Lucius R. Paige

The „History of Cambridge“ was originally published in 1877. Besides the historical narrative in this volume, the second volume contains a very full and carefully compiled „Genealogical Register“ of the early settlers and their descendants. These volumes are, in the most essential respects, models of what a town history should be. They contain the most important information obtainable from the sources then open to the author, and this is presented in a clear and concise narrative. In the estimation of those most competent to pass judgment, these volumes are authorities. But they are something more than authorities. They not only instruct; they inspire. Nobody deserves the privilege of growing up in this city who does not make himself familiar with these books. They are epitomes of the history, not only of this town, but of a good many other Puritan towns. It fills this place with memories of by-gone scenes and deeds which were precious to the people of those times, and are precious still to us, their descendants or successors. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, Volume 1

History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, Volume 1 – Lucius R. Paige

The „History of Cambridge“ was originally published in 1877. Besides the historical narrative in this volume, the second volume contains a very full and carefully compiled „Genealogical Register“ of the early settlers and their descendants. These volumes are, in the most essential respects, models of what a town history should be. They contain the most important information obtainable from the sources then open to the author, and this is presented in a clear and concise narrative. In the estimation of those most competent to pass judgment, these volumes are authorities. But they are something more than authorities. They not only instruct; they inspire. Nobody deserves the privilege of growing up in this city who does not make himself familiar with these books. They are epitomes of the history, not only of this town, but of a good many other Puritan towns. It fills this place with memories of by-gone scenes and deeds which were precious to the people of those times, and are precious still to us, their descendants or successors. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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Boston 1822 – 1922

Boston 1822 – 1922 – John Koren

Originally a part of the “Historic Towns” series, this title gives a comprehensive account of the history of Boston, one of the oldest towns in the United States. The author takes us from the Puritan beginnings through Colonial times, further on to the role of Boston in the American revolution and the Civil War, and far beyond these times.

Boston 1822 - 1922

Boston 1822 – 1922

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Boston 1822 – 1922.

ISBN: 9783849677459.

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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

Boston – Henry Cabot Lodge

Originally a part of the “Historic Towns” series, this title gives a comprehensive account of the history of Boston, one of the oldest towns in the United States. The author takes us from the Puritan beginnings through Colonial times, further on to the role of Boston in the American revolution and the Civil War, and far beyond these times.

Boston

Boston

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Boston.

ISBN: 9783849677442.

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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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Historic Mansions and Highways around Boston

Historic Mansions and Highways around Boston – Samuel Adams Drake

This volume contains a vast fund of information and anecdotes about old Boston, its notable buildings, markets, streets, and most memorable characters. The book is a perfect storehouse of information and one can only be amazed at the extent and accuracy of the information. The plan of grouping the most interesting neighborhoods, so as to embrace nearly the whole peninsula of Boston, is original.

Historic Mansions and Highways around Boston

Historic Mansions and Highways around Boston

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Historic Mansions and Highways around Boston.

ISBN: 9783849677435.

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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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History of Middlesex County, Massachusetts

History of Middlesex County, Massachusetts – Samuel Adams Drake

It is unnecessary to spend words denying the position of Middlesex County in New England history, or to assert its preeminence over some of her sister counties of the commonwealth. The fact is that three separate counties in Massachusetts are entitled to the distinction of “ historic counties,“ and to each of them helongs distinguished and peculiar honor for the parts they have severally borne in the civilization of New England, and in contributing to the patriotism, valor and intelligence of the century. The history is given in twenty-six divisions, beginning with the history of the Massachusetts Company, giving biographies of the leaders, their religious ideas and political ambitions; next treating of the Pequot and King Philip’s wars; the period of historic transition from the Colonial to the Provincial government, and the events immediately preceding the Revolution. Naturally the interest in Mr. Drake’s narrative centres in the great events attending the outhreak of the Revolution, and we accord high praise to his treatment of the battles of Lexington, Concord and Bunker Hill, the feeling of the country at the beginning of hostilities, and its condition after the investment of Boston. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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The Book of Boston

The Book of Boston – Robert Shackleton

Mr. Shackleton finds Boston a “very human city, with pleasantly piquant peculiarities.” Of course he tells interestingly the things to be seen in Boston, but he deals still more with that Boston which is “a state of mind”—the literary tradition of the city, its lecture habit, its ancestor worship, the “Boston Bag” and the “Sacred God“—and the things that make it a “woman’s city.” This is not only a guide to Boston sights—it’s a pilot to Boston prejudices and fine beliefs. Sprinkled with anecdote and flavored with personal adventure, it is a book to cherish, to lend, to read aloud.

The Book of Boston

The Book of Boston

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The Book of Boston

ISBN: 9783849684921

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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 genealogical dictionary of the first settlers of New England Volume 4

A genealogical dictionary of the first settlers of New England Volume 4 – James Savage

A genealogical dictionary of our early colonists. Every volume shows three generations of those who came before 1692. Although more than a century has elapsed since the publication of this monumental work, it remains the standard to our day. We do not mean that new information has not been unearthed or that the work is free from errors, but Savage had just the peculiar qualifications necessary. He was so persistent in gathering data and so conservative in his use of them, that a statement made on his authority bears great weight. This work has the whole of New England for its field.
This is volume 4, covering the surnames S – Z.

A genealogical dictionary of the first settlers of New England Volume 4

A genealogical dictionary of the first settlers of New England Volume 4

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A genealogical dictionary of the first settlers of New England Volume 4

ISBN: 9783849687182

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The Puritan migration to New England (from Wikipedia):

King James I of England made some efforts to reconcile the Puritan clergy in England, who had been alienated by the conservatism blocking reform in the Church of England. Puritans embraced Calvinism (Reformed theology) with its opposition to ritual and an emphasis on preaching, a growing sabbatarianism, and preference for a presbyterian system of church polity as opposed to the episcopal polity of the Church of England, which had also preserved medieval canon law almost intact. They opposed church practices that resembled Roman Catholic ritual. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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A genealogical dictionary of the first settlers of New England Volume 3

A genealogical dictionary of the first settlers of New England Volume 3 – James Savage

A genealogical dictionary of our early colonists. Every volume shows three generations of those who came before 1692. Although more than a century has elapsed since the publication of this monumental work, it remains the standard to our day. We do not mean that new information has not been unearthed or that the work is free from errors, but Savage had just the peculiar qualifications necessary. He was so persistent in gathering data and so conservative in his use of them, that a statement made on his authority bears great weight. This work has the whole of New England for its field.
This is volume 3, covering the surnames K – R.

A genealogical dictionary of the first settlers of New England Volume 3

A genealogical dictionary of the first settlers of New England Volume 3

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A genealogical dictionary of the first settlers of New England Volume 3

ISBN: 9783849687175

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The Puritan migration to New England (from Wikipedia):

King James I of England made some efforts to reconcile the Puritan clergy in England, who had been alienated by the conservatism blocking reform in the Church of England. Puritans embraced Calvinism (Reformed theology) with its opposition to ritual and an emphasis on preaching, a growing sabbatarianism, and preference for a presbyterian system of church polity as opposed to the episcopal polity of the Church of England, which had also preserved medieval canon law almost intact. They opposed church practices that resembled Roman Catholic ritual. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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