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Massachusetts : a concise history

Author: Richard D Brown; Jack Tager
Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : Rev. and expanded edView all editions and formats
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This volume presents a survey of the rich heritage of the city of Massachusetts, showing how it has long exerted an influence disproportionate to its size. The authors argue that the experiences of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard D Brown; Jack Tager
ISBN: 1558492488 9781558492486 1558492496 9781558492493
OCLC Number: 43615770
Description: viii, 361 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: The country that the English found --
The worlds of Bradford and Winthrop --
Piety and plenty in the American Canaan --
Revolutionary vanguard --
A republic of virtue or liberty? --
Hive of industry and elite paternalism --
Missions to the nation --
Irish immigration and the challenges to industrial paternalism --
Abolition and the Civil War --
Urbanization and the emergence of pluralism in the Gilded Age --
The twentieth-century metropolitan commonwealth --
Reinventing Massachusetts.
Responsibility: Richard D. Brown and Jack Tager ; picture research by Ruth Owen Jones.
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