Historical Journal of Massachusetts

Historical Journal of Massachusetts is an academic journal focusing on Massachusetts

Articles from Vol. 28, No. 1, Winter

Ebb Tide in New England: Women, Seaports, and Social Change, 1630-1800
Ebb Tide in New England Women, Seaports, and Social Change, 16301800. By Elaine Forman Crane. (Northeastern University Press, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115), $50.00 cloth, $17.95 paper. Using as her evidence an impressive number of public records...
Memory's Nation: The Place of Plymouth Rock
Memory's Nation: The Place of Plymouth Rock. By John Seelye. Chapel Hill, 1998 (The University of North Carolina Press, Box 2288, Chapel Hill, NC 27514), $39.95. What does it mean to identify oneself with Massachusetts? Ever since John Winthrop proposed...
Portuguese Spinner: An American Story
Portuguese Spinner: An American Story. Edited by Marsha L. McCabe and Joseph D. Thomas, (Spinner Publications, Inc., New Bedford, Massachusetts). The book Portuguese Spinner is a paperback publication that glosses over the Portuguese migration to southeastern...
Preserving Historic New England: Preservation, Progressivism, and the Remaking of Memory
Preserving Historic New England: Preservation, Progressivism and the Remaking of Memory, by James M- Lindgren. New York, 1995 (Oxford University Press, 198 Madison Avenue, New York, New York, 10016), $45.00 in Cloth. Public historians engaged in preservation...
South Boston: My Home Town, the History of an Ethnic Neighborhood
South Boston: My Home Town, The History of an Ethnic Neighborhood. New Edition. By Thomas H. O'Connor. (Northeastern University Press, 360 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115, 1994), $14.95 in paperback. In 1994, Thomas O'Connor's South Boston: My Home...
The Blackstone Canal
John Brown of Providence first conceived the idea of a Canal from Providence to Worcester. "In 1796, Brown advanced his idea; and using much of his own money and family influence, he called public meetings and aroused such enthusiasm and support that...