Historical Journal of Massachusetts

Historical Journal of Massachusetts is an academic journal focusing on Massachusetts

Articles from Vol. 33, No. 1, Winter

A Mirror of Boston: Faneuil Hall at the Turn of the Century
When, On October 27, 1902, Frederick Stimson, the Democratic candidate for Congress in the 12th District of Massachusetts said that "Socialism would be slavery," he was probably talking as much from frustration as from belief. Socialism was on the rise...
Book Notes
Harvard A to Z: The History, Lore, Character, and Culture of America's Oldest University. John T. Bethell, Richard M. Hunt, Robert Shenton. Cambridge, 2004 (Harvard University Press, 79 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138). $29.95.A guide to just about...
Diminished Democracy: From Membership to Management in American Life
Theda Skocpol, Diminished Democracy: From Membership to Management in American Life, Norman: Oklahoma Press, 2003.Diminished Democracy is an intriguing and frustrating book. Harvard professor Theda Skocpol offers remarkable insights into American civic...
"I Spake the Truth in the Feare of God"; the Puritan Management of Dissent during the Henry Dunster Controversy
"All Protestantism," remarked the noted British statesman Sir Edmund Burke in 1775,is a sort of dissent. But the religion most prevalent in our northern colonies is a refinement on the principle of resistance; it is the dissidence of dissent, and the...
Northampton Local Monuments: Testament to an Enduring Historical Legacy
Monuments, memorials and statues were not traditional on the American scene until after the Civil War. In fact, prior to 1865, most monuments or memorial architecture could be found only in cemeteries. Following the conflict, however, Americans erected...
The Civil War Draft in Palmer: Reaction in a Small Town
During the colonial era of American history, a militia system was used to supply the needed men for combat. These were citizens who were only called upon when they were needed; a standing army did not exist. The militia system was phased out for a volunteer...
The First World Series and the Baseball Fanatics of 1903
Roger I. Abrams, The First World Series and the Baseball Fanatics of 1903, Northeastern University Press, Boston, 2003.Roger Abrams, a professor of law at Northeastern University, has written a brief and timely account of the 1903 World Series between...

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