Historical Journal of Massachusetts

Historical Journal of Massachusetts is an academic journal focusing on Massachusetts

Articles from Vol. 30, No. 2, Summer

Jefferson and the Indians: The Tragic Fate of the First Americans
Anthony F. C. Wallace, Jefferson and the Indians: The Tragic Fate of the First Americans Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1999. For more than half a century now, Anthony Wallace's work in the fields of cultural anthropology and American history...
John Adams
David McCullough, John Adams, New York: Simon & Schuster, 2001. David McCullough, the author of such important historical books as Truman and The Path Between the Seas, has succeeded in illuminating the American public about one of its most important...
Legislators of the Masschusetts General Court, 1691-1780: A Biographical Dictionary
John A. Schutz, Legislators of the Massachusetts General Court, 1691-1780: A Biographical Dictionary. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1997. Those of us who study eighteenth-century Massachusetts inevitably come to appreciate the significant and...
"So I Must Be Contented to Live a Widow." the Revolutionary War Service of Sarah Hodgkins of Ipswich (1775-1779)
The situation was grim. In the fall of 1776, the Continental Army was staggering in retreat after its near destruction on Long Island. In this atmosphere of defeat and doom the passionate, persuasive and perceptive Revolutionary War essayist Thomas Paine...
"The Devil and Father Ralle": The Narration of Father Rale's War in Provinicial Massachusetts
Cotton Mather's calendar had just rolled over to January 1, 1723, and with the turn he wrote his friend Robert Wodrow of Scotland concerning frightening though unsurprising news: "The Indians of the East, under the Fascinations of a French Priest, and...
The Groton Indian Raid of 1964 and Lydia Longley
*(The story of Lydia Longley was first popularized by Helen A. McCarthy Sawyer of Groton, Massachusetts. Curiosity aroused this school teacher and history devotee when she became puzzled to read in Samuel Green's local history that the Indian captive...
The Publisher of the Foreign-Language Press as an Ethnic Leader? the Case of James V. Donnaruma and Bostons's Italian-American Community in the Interwar Years
(A preliminary version of this article was presented at a panel organized by the Research Society for American Periodicals at the 12th Annual Conference of the American Literature Association, Cambridge, MA, May 25, 2001) Scholars have often depicted...
The Role of the 54th Massachusetts Regimen on Potter's Raid
When South Carolina left the Union in December 1860, the disintegration of the United States had begun. As politicians cast their eyes toward the heavens in search of a dove of peace, the threat of war filled the air. They were keenly aware that time...
Writing New England: An Anthology from the Puritans to the Present
Andrew Delbanco (Ed.), Writing New England: An Anthology from the Puritans to the Present, Harvard/Belknap: Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA: 2001. Writing New England is a literary history of New England, but not only of New England itself, but...
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