Historical Journal of Massachusetts

Historical Journal of Massachusetts is an academic journal focusing on Massachusetts

Articles from Vol. 34, No. 2, Summer

An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963
Robert Dallek, An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963, Little Brown and Company, 2003, Boston.Robert Dallek stands as one of the finest presidential biographers in the historical profession. In his previous work on Lyndon Johnson, Dallek demonstrates...
"Charmed with the French": Reassessing the Early Career of Charles Bulfinch, Architect
Charles Bulfinch casts a long shadow on Boston, his hometown and the major seat of American Federalist architecture. In the last half-century, he received enough scholarly attention to put him on par with other important Bostonians born in the colonial...
Fire & Roses: The Burning of the Charlestown Convent, 1834
Nancy Lusignan Schultz, Fire & Roses: The Burning of the Charlestown Convent, 1834, Northeastern University Press, 2000, Boston.In what seems to be the beginning of a bad joke, Henry Creesy walks into a Newburyport bar in the Prologue to Fire &...
From Norton to Saint-Gobain, 1885-2006: Grinding Labor Down
The Norton Company dates back to 1858 when two Bennington Vermont men, Franklin Norton and Frederick Hancock, founded a pottery shop in Worcester, Massachusetts. The shop was relocated to 41 Water Street after its original location on Washington Square...
Greenfield Tap & Die: Economic and Historical Analysis
Greenfield, Massachusetts is located in Franklin County in the northwest part of the state. Founded in 1763, with 365 residents, the town grew quickly due to its strategic location at the junction of the Deerfield and Connecticut rivers.1 Growth was...
Interpreting the Place Space of an Extinct Cultural Landscape: The Swift River Valley of Central Massachusetts
The study of cultural and historical geography encompasses a wide array of subject matter, including the historical reconstruction of the geography of a place, the investigation of the changing geography of a place in the past, and individual and collective...