Historical Journal of Massachusetts

Historical Journal of Massachusetts is an academic journal focusing on Massachusetts

Articles from Vol. 31, No. 1, Winter

David Rozman and Land-Use Planning in Massachusetts
David Rozman was a fascinating man: he possessed uncommon ability to not only study the past but also see into the future. Having fled from strife-torn Russia in 1922, Rozman came to the faculty of the University of Massachusetts in 1927 and until his...
Grass-Roots Garrisonians in Central Massachusetts: The Case of Hubbardston's Jonas and Susan Clark
Much of the enormous literature on American abolitionism has been centered on state and national leaders and prominent lecturers. Yet as Gary Nash reminds us, "without thousands of anonymous individuals, black and white, male and female, taking unpopular...
How 'Poor Country Boys' Became Boston Brahmins: The Rise of the Appletons and the Lawrences in Ante-Bellum Massachusetts
How 'poor country boys' became Boston Brahmins: The Rise of the Appletons and the Lawrences in Ante-bellum Massachusetts1 The promise of social mobility was a central cultural tenet of the northern American states during the nineteenth century. The stories...
Indians in the United States and Canada: A Comparative History
Roger Nichols, Indians in the United States and Canada: Comparative History (Lincoln, University of Nebraska Press, 1998). After over 500 years of Indian-white relations in the Western Hemisphere, indigenous peoples all over the Americas have encountered...
Mysteries of the Tyringham Shakers Unmasked: A New Examination of People, Facts, and Figures
The United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing, or Shakers, remain the longest-lived communal society in the United States. Ironically, however, as the number of actual Believers has continued to diminish, more and more people from "the...
The Allen Sisters: Pictorial Photographers 1885-1920
Book Reviews Suzanne Flynt with a foreword by Naomi Rosenblum. The Allen Sisters: Pictorial Photographers 1885-1920. Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, Deerfield MA, 2002; distributed by University Press of New England. Hardcover, 192 pp., illustrated....
The Roots of Connecticut River Valley Deindustrialization: The Springfield American Bosch Plant 1940-1975
In the late 19th century and early 20th century, Springfield's economic prosperity came from a diversified manufacturing base deeply rooted in a set of industries that required at their core large numbers of highly skilled metalworkers and machinists....