Historical Journal of Massachusetts

Historical Journal of Massachusetts is an academic journal focusing on Massachusetts

Articles from Vol. 34, No. 1, Winter

Amherst Professor Joseph Haven and His Influence on America's Great Social Critic, Thorstein Veblen
The Rev. Joseph Haven (1816-1874), born and reared in Massachusetts, was professor of Intellectual and Moral Philosophy in Amherst College when, in 1857, he authored Mental Philosophy, one of the finest textbooks on the subject as taught in American...
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Locating "Wissatinnewag" in John Pynchon's Letter of 1663
The place name "Wissatinnewag" appears in only a single document preserved in the English colonial records: a letter from John Pynchon written on July 28, 1663. The original letter, written in English, is now missing, and only a printed text and a Dutch...
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Piracy, Riches, and Social Equality: The Wreck of the Whydah off Cape Cod
In the 1700s an agricultural society who believed in myths, superstitions, and folk tales lived on Cape Cod. It was also home to outcasts, outlaws and sailors. The stories of some of these sailors have been forgotten and washed away like the waves on...
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Puritan Family Life: The Diary of Samuel Sewall
Judith S. Graham, Puritan Family Life: The Diary of Samuel Sewall, Northeastern University Press, Boston, 2000.In the diaries of Samuel Sewall, he illustrates a completely different family life in Puritan New England than what has been previously thought....
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"Tyrant and Oppressor!"1: Colonial Press Reaction to the Quebec Act
In September 1774, Guy Carleton, lieutenant governor of the Quebec province, arrived in Quebec to make official the news that would escalate the rising tensions experienced throughout the British North American Colonies. Carleton was "received by the...
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Voices of a People's History of the United States
Howard Zinn and Anthony Amove, ed., Voices of a People's History of the United States, Seven Stories Press, New York, 2005.Howard Zinn and Anthony Amove have edited a first-class reader to go along with Zinn's earlier narrative, A People's History of...
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