Historical Journal of Massachusetts

Historical Journal of Massachusetts is an academic journal focusing on Massachusetts

Articles from Vol. 35, No. 1, Winter

All on Fire: William Lloyd Garrison and the Abolition of Slavery
Henry Mayer, All on Fire: William Lloyd Garrison and the Abolition of Slavery, St. Martin's Griffin, New York, 1998.William Lloyd Garrison, often simply referred to as the Editor, had a much more significant historical role than most people realize....
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Beyond the Scarlet "A": Hawthorne and the Matter of Racism
Nathaniel Hawthorne was the quintessential man from Massachusetts. At the dawn of the nineteenth century, just north of Boston, a long winding dirt road meandered through small towns and villages that abutted the coastline. There was little to suggest...
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Book Notes
A Woman's Wit & Whimsy: The 1833 Diary of Anna Cabot Lowell Quincy. Ed. by Beverly Wilson Palmer. Boston, 2003 (Northeastern University Press, 360 Huntington Avenue, 416CP, Boston, MA 02115). $18.95.The life of a young Boston socialite is portrayed...
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Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War
Nathaniel Philbrick, Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War, Viking Press, New York, 2006.The typical Thanksgiving plays and lesson plans presented in the nation's elementary schools may soon have to be done away with if all teachers are able...
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Political Rivalry in Rhode Island: William H. Vanderbilt vs. J. Howard McGrath: The Wiretapping Case
The political scene in Rhode Island was eventful during the interwar years. Fractious competition between Democrats and Republicans throughout the 1920s and 1930s resulted in the passage of important legislation which expanded the electorate in the state...
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Ralph Waldo Emerson's Mentor at Harvard: Professor Levi Frisbie, Jr
A day after the death of Harvard professor Levi Frisbie, Ralph Waldo Emerson, the great essayist, poet, and philosopher who studied under Frisbie at Harvard, was writing in his daily journal of men with "minds of republican strength and elegant accomplishments....
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Reform Politics in Hard Times: Battles over Labor Legislation during the Decline of Traditional Manufacturing in Massachusetts, 1922-1928
[L]abor in this state is watching, watching closely what is going to happen to the 48-hour law. Labor put that law here. Labor is going to fight to maintain it.1A concerted business campaign for cutbacks in social legislation and corporate taxes is a...
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