Historical Journal of Massachusetts

Historical Journal of Massachusetts is an academic journal focusing on Massachusetts

Articles from Vol. 27, No. 1, Winter

"And Let All the People Say Amen": Priests, Presbyters, and the Arminian Uprising in Massachusetts, 1717-1724
In 1726, Cotton Mather is said to have claimed that he had searched all of New England, but could not find a single Arminian.1 Mather was referring somewhat overconfidently to Arminians within the orthodox congregations of the colony, but the implicit...
Boston Marathon: The History of the World's Premier Running Event
Boston Marathon: The History of the World's Premier Running Event By Tom Derderian. Champaign, IL, 1994 (Hana Kinetics Publishers, Champaign, IL, 1994). $21.95 in paper. Boston. The running community gives special meaning to the name. The twenty-six...
Dispossession by Degrees: Indian Land and Identity in Natick Massachusetts, 1650-1790
Dispossession by Degrees: Indian Land and Identity in Natick, Massachusetts, 1650-1790. By Jean M. O'Brien. Cambridge, England, and New York, 1997 (Cambridge University Press, 40 West 20th Street, New York, NY 10011-4211). $49.95 In recent years, scholars...
Do Unto Others: The Golden Rule Fund and Organized Labor in Worcester, Massachusetts, 1955-1965
The effectiveness of organized labor in achieving significant improvements in workers' wages during the post-World War II, collective bargaining era, is widely recognized. The newfound "affluence" of workers, however, meant that new and different pressures...
No King, No Propery: Anti-Catholicism in Revolutionary New England
No King, No Popery: Anti-Catholicism in Revolutionary New England. By Francis D. Cogliano. Westport, CT, 1996 (Greenwood Press, Westport CT 1996). xii + 173 pp. Tables, notes, selected bibliography, and index. $52.95. In 1765, one of Boston's leading...
Petersham's Ayers Brinser: Distinguished American Conservationist
Petesham's Ayers Brinser: Distinguished American Conservationist1 Ayers Brinser (1909-1967), gentleman farmer of Petersham, Massachusetts, also became an ardent conservationist and erudite professor of resource economics and policy at Harvard University,...
The New England Village
The New England Village. By Joseph S. Wood. Baltimore, Md., 1997 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2715 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Md., 21218). $39.95. Professional historians are natural iconoclasts: they like to stake their claims to the real past by...
The Trials of Anthony Burns: Freedom and Slavery in Emerson's Boston
The Trials of Anthony Burns: Freedom and Slavery in Emerson's Boston. By Albert J. von Frank. Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1998. (Harvard University Press, 79 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138). $27.95. In 1854, Emerson wrote in his journal: "Ask not,...
The Wrongheaded and the Transparent Eye-Ball: Garrison, Emerson, and Antebellum Reform
John L Thomas and Robert H. Abzug agree that the reform movement of the early nineteenth century was built on three factors: the expansion of democracy and egalitarianism, the millennial optimism of the early republic, and the disestablishment of the...