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TABLE OF CONTENTS

SPRING 2010
ARTICLES:

EDITOR’S CHOICE: The Mill River Flood of 1874: From Williamsburg to Northampton  by Elizabeth M. Sharpe                                                                      

PHOTO ESSAY: “A Million Things to Get Done:” The Skinner Family Servants (Holyoke)
by Kate N. Thibodeau

Young Patrick A. Collins and Boston Politics after the Civil War  by Lawrence W. Kennedy

 “Red Riots” and the Origins of the Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, 1915-1930 by Shawn M. Lynch                                                

Esther Forbes’s Rainbow on the Road: Portrait of the 19th Century Provincial Artist by Kent  P.  Ljungquist                                                                                        

Defending the “New England Way”: Cotton Mather’s “Exact Map of New England and New York” by Jefferson Dillman

TEACHING RESOURCES:

Teaching Massachusetts History: Onliine Resources by Kate N. Thibodeau

Mass Moments: Teaching Resources from Mass Humanities

New Museums and Historic Sites: Florence and Turner’s Falls

BOOK REVIEWS

The Great Gypsy Moth War: The History of the First Campaign in Massachusetts to Eradicate the Gypsy Moth, 1890-1901 by Robert J. Spear
REVIEWED BY CORINNE H. SMITH

Beyond Vietnam: The Politics of Protest in Massachusetts, 1974-1990 by Robert Surbrug
REVIEWED BY ROBERT E. WEIR

Massachusetts Quilts: Our Common Wealth edited by Lynne Zacek Bassett
REVIEWED BY DIXIE WEBB

Boston Women’s Heritage Trail: Seven Self-Guided Walks Through Four Centuries of Boston’s Women’s History by Polly Welts Kaufman, Jean Gibran, Sylvia McDowell, and Mary Howland Smoyer
REVIEWED BY KATE CULKIN

Asian Americans in New England: Culture and Community edited by Monica Chiu
REVIEWED BY KAM TEO

King Caesar of Duxbury – Exploring the World of Ezra Weston, Shipbuilder and Merchant by Patrick T.J. Browne
REVIEWED BY ANTHONY MANN

Emerson by Lawrence Buell
REVIEWED BY PAUL E. TEED

Prophets of Protest: Reconsidering the History of American Abolitionism by Timothy Patrick McCarthy and John Stauffer
REVIEWED BY CHRISTOPHER CAMERON

The Fragile Fabric of Union; Cotton, Federal Politics, and the Global Origins of the Civil War by Brian Schoen
REVIEWED BY STEPHEN DONNELLY

Introduction to African American Photographs: Identification, Research, Care & Collecting, 1840-1950 by Ross J. Kelbaugh
REVIEWED BY YUYA KIUCHI

Fresh Pond: The History of a Cambridge Landscape by Jill Sinclair
REVIEWED BY CAROL BUNDY

 

Fall 2009

PHOTO ESSAY: The Allen Sisters: “Foremost Women Photographers in America”
by Suzanne L. Flynt                                                           

EDITOR’S CHOICE: Mr. and Mrs. Prince: An African American Courtship and Marriage in Colonial Deerfield
by Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina                                                     

African American Heritage Trails: From Boston to the Berkshires
by Anita C. Danker                         

 “Something Will Drop:” Socialists, Unions, and Trusts in Nineteenth-Century Holyoke   by Joshua L. Root

“Until Death Do Us Part”: Wills, Widows Women, and Dower in Oxford County,
1805-20 by Jean F. Hankins

Politics, Honor, and Self-Defense in Post-Revolutionary Boston: The 1806 Manslaughter Trial of Thomas Selfridge   by Jack Tager    

“Weltering in Their Own Blood”: Puritan Casualties in King Philip’s War
by Robert E. Cray, Jr.                                            

Teaching the History of Education in Collaboration with a University Archive 
by Kelly Kolodny, Julia Zoino-Jeannetti and Colleen Previte

 BOOK REVIEWS (12)


Spring 2009
ARTICLES:

Don’t Smile for the Camera: Another Angle on Early Photography by Suzanne L. Flynt

Massachusetts Folk Art in the 21st Century: New Immigrants Redefine Tradition by Maggie Holtzberg

“Take Me to the Brawl Game”: Sports and Workers in Gilded Age Massachusetts by Robert Weir

Mrs. Elizabeth Towne: Pioneering Woman in Publishing and Politics (1865-1960) by Tsivia Gover

Black and Irish Relations in 19th Century Boston: The Interesting Case of Lawyer Robert Morris by William Leonard

“Won’t Be Home Again”: A Lynn Grocer’s Letters from the California Gold Rush by Michael Gutierrez

Gentlemen and Scholars: Harvard’s History Department and the Path to Professionalization, 1920-1950 by William Palmer

Building to a Revolution: The Powder Alarm and Popular Mobilization of the New England Countryside, 1774-1775 by Patrick Johnston

TEACHING RESOURCES

BOOK REVIEWS (12)