Historical Journal of Massachusetts

Historical Journal of Massachusetts is an academic journal focusing on Massachusetts

Articles from Vol. 35, No. 2, Summer

A Massachusetts Yankee in the Court of Charleston: Jasper Adams, College President in Antebellum South Carolina
Massachusetts clergyman and educator Jasper Adams (1793-1841) was among the line of notable descendants of Henry Adams (1583-1646), who fled persecution in England circa 1630 and settled on a farm in the Braintree area, then part of Boston. The most...
Book Notes
The Dalai Lama at MIT. Edited by Anne Harrington and Arthur Zajonc. 2006. Harvard University Press, 79 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. $24.95.The Fourteenth Dalai Lama and several neuroscientists got together for a series of discussions at the Massachusetts...
Destination: Holyoke
Kate Navarra Thibodeau, Destination: Holyoke, Wistariahurst Museum, Holyoke, MA, 2006.Holyoke' s history - of a place both grim and colorful - is brought to life with photographs and anecdotes in the new paperback book, Destination: Holyoke, written...
Locating "Wissatinnewag": A Second Opinion
Appearing in the Winter 2006 issue of the Historical Journal of Massachusetts was an article about the identity of the Indian word "Wissatinnewag" by Marge Bruchac and Peter Thomas. As they explained, the word is found in only one place: a July 1663...
Political Places of Boston: From the Backrooms to the Golden Dome
Clint Richmond, Political Places of Boston: From the Backrooms to the Golden Dome, Muddy River Press, Brookline, MA, 2004.There are many guides for getting around Boston: sightseeing, historical, sports, college hang-outs, etc. Clint Richmond has written...
The Complexities Found, as Well as Insights Gained, from the Identification of a Birthplace of Free Public Education: The Case of Rehoboth, Massachusetts
The debate over when and where free public education began in the United States continues to demand attention. Understandably, this is a complicated debate that entails reflection on what free public education means, consideration of how one could identify...
The Literary and Military Career of Benjamin Church: Change or Continuity in Early American Warfare
Much of American scholarship on the colonial era has focused on the cultural and political transformation of Englishmen into Americans in thirteen of Britain's American colonies. This is one way of solving the problem of the American Revolution - explaining...
"The Most Agreeable Country": New Light on Democratic-Republican Opinion of Massachusetts in the 1790s
Among recent notable trends in eighteenth century American historiography are complementary emphases on "Atlantic history," resonating with current scholarly interest in hemispheric relations and globalism, and a simultaneous stress on regionalism: the...

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