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SUMMER 2013 Vol. 41 (2)

PHOTOESSAY: The Robbins Family of East Lexington, Massachusetts:  Furriers and Their Clothing, 1775-1825 by Jennifer Swope

EDITOR’S CHOICE: Confronting the Vietnam Draft: A New York Draftee and a Northampton Draft Counselor by Tom Weiner

The Veteran’s Education Project of Amherst by Robert M. Wilson

John F. Kennedy: Public Perception and Campaign Strategy in 1946 by Seth M. Ridinger

Beyond the New England Frontier: Native American Historiography Since 1965 by Ethan A. Schmidt



WINTER 2013 Vol. 41 (1)

Photo Essay: Furnishing the Frontier: The Material World of the Connecticut River Valley, 1680-1720 by Historic Deerfield Curators

Editor’s Choice: Elinor Frost: A Poet’s Wife  by Sandra L. Katz

Jonathan Jackson’s Thoughts: A High Federalist Critique of the Philadelphia Constitution by Michael J. Connolly

Sex and Sin: The Historiography of Women, Gender, and Sexuality in Colonial Massachusetts by Sandra Slater

Eyewitness to the Mushroom Clouds: A Dorchester Native, the Bomb, and Its Power to Transform an Ordinary Life by Anita C. Danker




PhotoEssay: The Historical Journal of Massachusetts and Westfield State: A Brief History by L. Mara Dodge

Editor’s Choice: “Our Life’s Work”: Rhetorical Preparation and Teacher Training at Westfield State Normal School, 1844–1932  by Beth Ann Rothermel

Editor’s Choice: Uncovering the Stories of Black Families in Springfield and Hampden County, Massachusetts: 1650–1865 by Joseph Carvalho III

Bread, Roses, and Other Possibilities: The 1912 Lawrence Textile Strike by Mark W. Robbins

Huguenot Identity and Protestant Unity in Colonial Massachusetts: The Reverend André Le Mercier and the “Sociable Spirit” (1692-1764) by Paula Wheeler Carlo

Foreign Affairs and the Ratification of the Constitution in Massachusetts (1789) by Robert W. Smith

Bewitched and Bewildered: Salem Witches, Empty Factories, and Tourist Dollars by Robert Weir

TEACHING RESOURCES: Teaching the Salem Witch Trials through Time & Place by Jerra Jenrette, Mary Jo Melvin, Debbie Piper, and Rebecca Schaef  



2011 SPECIAL DOUBLE ISSUE  Vol. 39 (1 & 2)

PHOTO ESSAY: “Cranberry Pickers” Mural at the Wareham Post Office by Bernice L. Thomas

PHOTO ESSAY: A Tale of Two Portraits: Motivations Behind Self-Fashioning in Seventeenth-Century Boston Portraiture  by Susan M. Llewellyn

Revisiting Pocumtuck History in Deerfield: George Sheldon’s Vanishing Indian Act by Margaret M. Bruchac

The Puritan Origins of Black Abolitionism in Massachusetts by Christopher Cameron

“Let the People Remember!”: Rhode Island’s Dorr Rebellion and Bay State Politics, 1842-1843 by Erik J. Chaput

Luther Gulick: His Contributions to Springfield University, the YMCA, and “Muscular Christianity” by Clifford Putney

The Maya of New Bedford: Genesis and Evolution of a Community, 1980-2010 by Lisa Maya Knauer

Senator Edward Kennedy and the “Ulster Troubles”: Irish and Irish-American Politics, 1965-2009 by Andrew Sanders

TEACHING RESOURCES: Exhuming Hidden History: Sources for Teaching about Slavery in New England by David Lucander



FALL 2010  Vol. 38 (1)

PHOTO ESSAY: In the Details: Style in New England Architecture  by Aaron M. Helfand
EDITOR’S CHOICE: The Lizzie Borden Murder Trial: Womanhood as Asset and Liability (Fall River) by A. Cheree Carlson

“Militant Mothers”: Boston, Busing, and the Bicentennial of 1976  by Kathleen Banks Nutter

John Denison Hartshorn: A Colonial Apprentice in “Physick” and Surgery by Catherine L. Thompson

“Murder by Counseling”:  The 1816 Case of George Bowen (Northampton) by Jack Tager

“Certainly a Man May Quibble For His Life”: Public Execution and Capital Punishment in Massachusetts by Brian J. Rizzo

TEACHING RESOURCES: Using “America’s Historic Newspapers” Database in the Classroom: From Primary Sources to Research Assignments by Brad Austin



SPRING 2010  Vol. 38 (2)

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 Nineteenth Century Provincial Artistby 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: Online Primary Sources and Curriculum by Kate N. Thibodeau


Fall 2009, Vol. 37 (2)

Photo Essay: “The Allen Sisters: ‘Foremost Women Photographers in America’” (1880-1915) 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 19th 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


SPRING 2009, Vol. 37 (1)

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

Editor’s Choice: “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 Tzivia Gover

“Black and Irish Relations in 19th Century Boston: The Interesting Case 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 New England Countryside, 1774-1775” by Patrick Johnston


SUMMER 2008, Vol. 36 (2)

“The 1953 Worcester Tornado in its Time: Panic and Recovery” by Lianne Lajoie

“They Came Here to Fish: Early Massachusetts Fishermen in a Puritan Society” by Serena Newman

“Addie Card: The Search for Lewis Hine’s  ‘Anemic Little Spinner’” by Joe Manning

“Anna B. Sullivan, 1903-1983: The Formative Years of a Textile Union Organizer (Holyoke, Massachusetts)” by L. Mara Dodge

“Bela Pratt’s Angel of the Battlefield: Good out of Evil” by Leslie Jane Sullivan


WINTER 2008, Vol. 36 (1)

“Cultivation of the Higher Self: William Smith Clark (1886-1926) and Agricultural Education” by Patrick Browne

“Showing More Profile Than Courage: McCarthyism in Massachusetts and its Challenge to the Young John Fitzgerald Kennedy” by Michael Connolly

“A Bridge for Crispus Attucks?” by Anita Danker

“Massachusetts Agriculture: Charles S. Walker and the National Agrarian Crusade of the 1880s and 90s” by Gerald Vaughn


SUMMER 2007, Vol. 35 (2)

“The Literary and Military Career of Benjamin Church (1639-1718): Change or Continuity in Early American Warfare” by Guy Chet

“The Complexities Found, as Well as Insights Gained, From the Identification of a Birthplace of Free Public Education: The Case of Rehoboth, Massachusetts” by Kelly Ann Kolodny

“Locating Wissatinnewag: A Second Opinion” by Lion Miles

“‘The Most Agreeable Country’: New Light on Democratic-Republican Opinion of Massachusetts in the 1790s” by Arthur Scherr

“A Massachusetts Yankee in the Court of Charleston: Jasper Adams (1793-1841), University President in Antebellum South Carolina” by Gerald Vaughn


WINTER 2007, Vol. 35 (1)

“Beyond the Scarlet ‘A’: Hawthorne and the Matter of Racism” by Richard Klayman

“Reform Politics in Hard Times: Battles Over Labor Legislation during the Decline of Traditional Manufacturing in Massachusetts, 1922-1928” by David Koistinen

“Political Rivalry in Rhode Island: William H. Vanderbilt vs. J. Howard McGrath: The Wiretapping Case” by Debra Mulligan

“Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Mentor at Harvard” by Gerald Vaughn


SUMMER 2006, Vol. 34 (2)

“From Norton to Saint Gaubin: Grinding Labor Down in Worcester, 1885-2006” by Bruce Cohen

“‘Charmed with the French’: Reassessing the Early Career of Charles Bulfinch (1763-1844), Architect” by Thomas Conroy

“Greenfield Tap & Die: Economic and Historical Analysis, 1912-1992” by Rebecca Ducharme

“Interpreting the Place Space of an Extinct Cultural Landscape: The Swift River Valley of
Central Massachusetts, 1820-1940” by Delphis Levia and Mark Bashour


WINTER 2006, Vol. 34 (1)

“‘Tyrant and Oppressor!’: Colonial Press Reaction to the Quebec Act” by Paul Langston

“Piracy, Riches, and Social Equality: The Wreck of the Whydah off Cape Cod, 1700-1717” by Sara Schubert

“Amherst Professor Joseph Haven and His Influence on America’s Greatest Social Critic, Thorstein Veblen” by Gerald Vaughn

“Locating Wissatinnewag in John Pynchon’s Letter of 1663” by Marge Bruchac and Peter Thomas


SUMMER 2005, Vol. 33 (2)

“The Civil War Draft in Palmer: Reaction of a Small Town” by Amber Vaill

“No Early Pardon for Traitors: Rebellion in Massachusetts in 1787” by John Dryden Kazar

“The Political Evolution of Northampton, Massachusetts, 1970-1995” by Robert Driscoll

“Founding Aswalos House: Separate But Equal - The YWCA in Roxbury, Massachusetts, 1968-1988” by Sharlene Voogd Cochrane

“The Aftermath of the Salem Witch Trials in Colonial America” by Marc Callis


WINTER 2005, Vol. 33 (1)

“‘I Spake the Truth in the Feare of God’: The Puritan Management of Dissent during the Henry Dunster Controversy” by Timothy Wood

“The Civil War Draft in Palmer: Reaction of a Small Town” by Amber Vail

“A Mirror of Boston: Faneuil Hall at the Turn of the 19th Century” by Christopher Harris

“Northampton Local Monuments: Testament to an Enduring Historical Legacy” by Jill Walton


SUMMER 2004, Vol. 32 (2)

“The Beginning of the Past: Boston and the Early Historic Preservation Movement, 1863-1918” by Marc Callis

“Ethnic Catholicism and Craft Unionism In Worcester, Massachusetts, 1887-1920:  A Mixed Story” by Bruce Cohen

“Alternative Communities in Seventeenth Century Massachusetts” by Marsha Hamilton

“What Did They Call It When They Died?  A Study of the Listed Causes of Death in the Town of Hyde Park, Massachusetts, 1869-1908” by Nancy Hannan

“Sheffield’s Richard P. Wakefield (1921-2000): Advocate for Human Values, World Futures, and the Environment” by Gerald Vaughn


WINTER 2004, Vol. 32 (1)

“Class and the Ideology of Womenhood: The Early Years of the Boston Young Women’s Christian Association, 1866-1905” by Jennifer Cote

“Charter Changes in Boston from 1885-1949” by Charlie Tebbetts

“Fitz Hugh Lane and the Legacy of the Codfish Aristocracy, 1830-1964” by Sharon Worley

“Oxenbridge Thacher (1719-1765): Boston Lawyer, Early Patriot” by Clifford Putney


SUMMER 2003, Vol. 31 (2)

“‘The Artificial Advantage Money Gives’: A Brahmin Reformer’s Use of Class Privilege” by Jana Brubaker

“The Altar of Liberty: Enlightened Dissent and the Dudleian Lectures, 1755-1765” by Leslee K. Gilbert

“‘We Are to Be Reduced to the Level of Slaves’: Planters, Taxes, Aristocrats, and Massachusetts Antifederalists, 1787-1788” by John Craig Hammond

“Almshouse, Workhouse, Outdoor Relief: Responses to the Poor in Southeastern Massachusetts, 1740-1800” by Jennifer Turner


WINTER 2003, Vol. 31 (1)

“Mysteries of the Tyringham Shakers Unmasked: A New Examination of People, Facts, and Figures” by Stephen Paterwic

“David Rozman and Land-Planning in Massachusetts, 1927-1961” by Gerald Vaughn

“How ‘Poor Country Boys’ Became Boston Brahmins: The Rise of the Appletons and the Lawrences in Ante-bellum Massachusetts” by Anthony Mann

“Grass-Roots Garrisonians in Central Massachusetts: The Case of Hubbardston’s Jonas and Susan Clark” by William Koelsch

“The Roots of Connecticut River Deindustrialization: The Springfield American Bosch Plant 1940-1975” by Robert Forrant


SUMMER 2002, Vol. 30 (2)

“The Publisher of the Foreign-Language as an Ethnic Leader? The Case of James V. Donnamura and Boston’s Italian-American Community in the Interwar Years” by Benedicte Deschamps and Stefano Luconi

“The Groton Indian Raid of 1694 and Lydia Longley” by William Wolkovich-Valkavicius

The Devil and Father Rallee” by Thomas Kidd

“The Role of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment in Potter’s Raid” by Leonne Hudson

“’So I Must Be Contented to Live a Widow’: The Revolutionary War Service of Sarah Hodgkins of Ipswich, 1775-1779” by Richard Tracey


WINTER 2002, Vol. 30 (1)

“A Pox on Amherst: Smallpox, Jeffrey Amherst, and a Town Named Amherst” by Francis Flavin

“‘I Wish for Nothing More Ardent upon Earth, Than to See My Friends and Country Again’: The Return of Massachusetts Loyalists” by Stephanie Kermes

“The First Hurrah: James Michael Curley Versus the ‘Goo-Goo’s in the Boston Mayoralty Election of 1914” by Michael Connolly

“Brahmins Under Fire: Peer Courage and the Civil War Harvard Regiment” by Richard Miller


SUMMER 2001, Vol. 29 (2)

“Indian Land in Seventeenth Century Massachusetts” by Christopher Hannan

“Mapping the Metaphysical Landscape of Cape Ann: The Reception of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Transcendentalism among the Gloucester Audience of Reverend Amory Dwight Mayo and Fitz Hugh Lane” by Sharon Worley

“’A Brave Man’s Child’: Theodore Parker and the Memory of the American Revolution” by Paul Teed

“New England and Early Conservationism: The North American Review 1830-1860” by Edward Spann


WINTER 2001, Vol. 29 (1)

“Monster of Monsters and the Emergence of Political Satire in New England” by Alison Olson

Bunker Hill Refought: Memory Wars and Partisan Conflicts, 1775-1825” by Robert Cray

“Conflict in the Church and City: The Problem of Catholic Parish Government in Boston, 1790-1865” by Ronald Patkus

“Lords of Capital and Knights of Labor: Worcester’s Labor History During the Gilded Age” by Bruce Cohen


SUMMER 2000, Vol. 28 (2)

“A ‘Great National Calamity’: Sir William Pepperell and Isaac Royall, Reluctant Loyalists” by Colin Nicolson

“‘Sober Dissent’ and ‘Spirited Conduct’: The Sandemanians and the American Revolution,
1765-1781” by John Smith

“Progressive Nativism: The Know-Nothing Party in Massachusetts” by Steven Taylor

“The Enigma of Mount Holyoke’s Nellie Neilson (1873-1947)” by Gerald Vaughn


WINTER 2000, Vol. 28 (1)

“’The Most Bewitching Piece of Parliamentary Oratory: Fisher Ames’ Jay Treaty Speech Reconsidered” by Todd Estes

“Who Were the Pelham Shaysites? (1738-1883)” by Robert Lord Keyes

“Pulpits and Politics: Anti-Catholicism in Boston in the 1880s and 1890s” by Lawrence Kennedy

“The Blackstone Canal, 1796-1828” by Richard Wilson


SUMMER 1999, Vol. 28 (2)

“‘Every Composer to be his own Carver’: The Manliness of William Billings” by Eben Simmons Miller

“Founding Mothers of Social Justice: The Women’s Educational and Industrial Union of Boston, 1877-1892” by Erica Harth

“‘Boycott!’: Louis Imogen Guiney and the American Protective Association in the 1890s” by Patricia Fanning

“Politics of the Boston Irish, 1861-1920” by Patrick Kennedy


WINTER 1999, Vol. 27 (1)

“‘And Let the People Say Amen’:  Priests, Presbyters, and the Arminian [Jacobus Arminius] Uprising in Massachusetts, 1717-1724” by Lawrence Jannuzzi

“The Wrongheaded and the Transparent Eye-ball: Garrison, Emerson, and Antebellum Reform” by Denis Brennan

“Do Unto Others: The Golden Rule and Organized Labor in Worcester, Massachusetts, 1955-1965” by James Hanlan and Bruce Cohen

“Petersham’s Ayers Brinser (1909-1967):  Distinguished American Conservationist” by Gerald Vaughn


SUMMER 1998, Vol. 26 (2) 

“Where Did Captain Martin Pring Anchor in New England?” by Richard Whalen

“Massachusetts Gave Leadership to America’s Country Life Movement: The Collaboration of Kenyon L. Butterfield and Wilbert L. Anderson, 1894-1919” by Gerald Vaughn

“Two Lithuanian Immigrants’ Blasphemy Trials during the Red Scare” by Rev. William Wolkovich-Valkavicius

“The Boston Longshoremen’s Strike of 1931” by Francis McLaughlin

“Springfield’s Washingtonians:  The Triumph of Legal Sanctions to Save the Soul of the Drunkard” by Thomas Moriarty


WINTER 1998, Vol. 26 (1)

“‘Melancholy Catastrophe!’ The Story of Jason Fairbanks and Elizabeth Fales (1801)” by Dale Freeman

“The Replacement of the Knights of Labor by the International Longshoremen’s Association in the Port of Boston” by Francis McLaughlin

“Springfield’s Puritans and Indians: 1636-1655” by Marty O’Shea

“Public Days in Massachusetts Bay, 1630-1685: Reasons Behind the Ritual and the Ironic Results” by Melissa Weinbrenner


SUMMER 1997, Vol. 26 (2)

“The Ecstasy of Sara Prentice:  Death, Re-Birth, and the Great Awakening in Grafton, Massachusetts” by Ross Beales

“The Crispus Attucks Monument Dedication” by Dale Freeman

“The New Deal Origins of the Cape Cod National Seashore” by Douglas Doe

“Black Citizenship and Military Self-Presentation in Antebellum Massachusetts” by Hal Goldman


WINTER 1997, Vol. 25 (1)

“School Suffrage and the Campaign for Women’s Suffrage in Massachusetts, 1879-1920” by Edmund Thomas

“Black Citizenship and Military Self-Presentation in Antebellum Massachusetts” by Hal Goldman

“Disharmony and Harmony Along the Merrimack: The Civic Traditions of Lowell and Manchester (1815-1936)” by Brian O’Donnell

“The Massachusetts Veterinary Profession, 1882-1904: A Case Study” by Philip Teigen and Sheryl Blair


SUMMER 1996, Vol. 24 (2)

“The Early Years of the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge” by Douglas Doe

“Two Years in Blue: The Civil War Letters of Joseph K. Taylor” by Kevin Murphy

“Ambiguous Loyalties: The Boston Irish, Slavery, and the Civil War” by Brian Kelly

“John Adams v. William Brattle: A Non-Debate on Judicial Tenure, 1763-1772” by Thomas Martin


WINTER 1996, Vol. 24 (1)

“Reading Between the Lines: Early English Accounts of the New England Indians” by Michael Puglisi

“The Tatnuck Ladies’ Sewing Circle: A Forum for Women’s Political Views in Worcester Massachusetts, 1847-1867” by Laura Wasowics

“Skilled Workers’ Union Organizations in Springfield: The American Bosch Story” by Robert Forrant (early 20th century)”

“Confronting Jim Crow: Boston’s Anti-Slavery Tradition, 1890-1920” by Mark Schneider


SUMMER 1995, Vol. 23 (2)

“Nursing in Massachusetts During the Roaring Twenties” by Mary Ellen Donna, Joellen Hawkins, Ursula Van Ryzin, Alive Friedman, Loretta Higgins

“Development of the Boston Area Highway System” by Michael Passanisi

“‘As if a Great Darkness’: Native American Refugees of the Middle Connecticut River Valley in the Aftermath of King Philip’s War” by James Spady

“Factionalism in Post-Revolution Boston” by Myron Wehtje


WINTER 1995, Vol. 23 (1)

“The Hoosac Tunnel: Massachusetts’ Western Gateway” by Terrence Coyne

“William Lloyd Garrison and the Crisis of Nonresistance” by Lawrence Jannuzzi

“Two Approaches to Indian Conversion in Puritan New England: The Missions of Thomas Mayhew Jr. and John Elliot” by Richard Cogley

“Building Boston’s Back Bay: Marriage of Money and Hygiene” by Allan Galper


SUMMER 1994, Vol. 22 (2)

“The Founders of the Boston Bar Association: A Collective Analysis” by Alan Rogers

“This Greenback Lunacy: Third Party Politics in Franklin County, 1878” by Kathleen Banks Nutter

“The Negotiation of Power Relations in a Puritan Settlement” by Aristide Sechandice

“Nathaniel Ames, Sr. (-1764), and the Political Culture of Provincial New England” by William Pencak


WINTER 1994, Vol. 23 (1)

“Intellectual Authority and Gender Ideology in Nineteenth Century Boston: The Life Letters of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.” by Tim Duffy

“Paradox of Opportunities: Lucy Stone, Alice Stone Blackwell and the Tragedy of Reform” by Lori Bogle

“The U.S. Naval Reserve Midshipmen School, Northampton, 1942-45: A Personal Account” by Margaret Clifford Dwyer

“The CIO in Rural Massachusetts: Sprague Electric and North Adams, 1937-1944” by Maynard Seider


SUMMER 1993, Vol. 21 (2)

“Frolics for Fun: Dances, Weddings, and Dinner Parties in Colonial New England” by Bruce Daniels

“Bidwell’s Saltbox House” by Shirley Clute

“Maria W. Stewart (1803-1879): The First Female African-American Journalist” by Rodger Streitmatter

“Gender Barriers to Forming a Teachers’ Union in Boston (1919-1965)” by Kathleen Murphy


WINTER 1993, Vol. 21 (1)

“Urban Renewal in Boston, 1950-1976” by Jack Tager

“Party and Politics: Ashburnham in the 1850s” by Joseph von Deck

“The Home for Aged Colored Women, 1861-1944” by Esther MacCarthy

“New England Academy Education in the Early Republic” by Brian Cooke


SUMMER 1992, Vol. 20 (2)

“Railroad Rivalry in the 19th Century Connecticut River Valley” by Larry Lowenthal

“Controversy over the Legal Profession in Post-Revolutionary Boston” by Myron Wehtje

“Pliny Earle’s (1809-1892) State Hospital at Northampton: Moral Treatment or Peonage?” by David Dill, Jr.

“Labor and the State in Worcester: Organization of the Metal Trades, 1937-1971” by Bruce Cohen


WINTER 1992, Vol. 20 (1)

“Forest Conservation Policy in Early New England” by Yasuhide Kawashima

“Free Blacks and Kidnapping in Antebellum Boston” by Peter P. Hinks

“Worcester County Soldiers in the Civil War” by Pamela J. Cummings

“Religious Opposition to the Massachusetts Lottery” by Susan Ponte

“Development of the Assabet Mills in19th Century Maynard” by John R. Mullin (early 19th century)


SUMMER 1991, Vol. 19 (2)

“The Massachusetts Miracle, 1947-1988” by Jack Tager

“Fairground Days: When Worcester Was a National League City, 1880-1882” by Charles Goslow

“Agricultural Science and Tobacco Agriculture in the Connecticut River Valley” by Gregory Field

“The Politics of Abolition in Northhampton” by Michael D. Blanchard


WINTER 1991, Vol. 19 (1)

“Dr. Gamaliel Bradford (1795-1839), Early Abolitionist” by James W. Mathews

“Lillian Clayton Jewett and the Rescue of the Baker Family, 1899-1900” by Roger K. Hux

“The Evolution of the Marshall Street Complex in North Adams, 1861-1985” by Robert Paul Gabrielsky

“The Spanish Influenza of 1918 and Berkshire County” by Dennis J. Carr

“The European Journey of the Stebbins Family of Springfield (1882)” by Pamela J. Getchell


SUMMER 1990, Vol. 18 (2)

“Julia Harrington Duff: An Irish Woman Confronts the Boston Power Structure, 1900-1905” by Polly Welts Kaufman

“Joseph Knight Taylor (1840-1864): ‘Plain Path of Duty’” by Donna Gnatek

“Fear of British Influence in Boston, 1783-1787” by Myron Wehtje

“The Homecoming of the Flags: The Return of a Civil War Flag to Springfield Massachusetts” by Larry Lowenthal

“A Massachusetts Perspective on the Income Tax Amendment” by David A. Rawson


WINTER 1990, Vol. 18 (1)

“The Yarmouth Register and the Emerging Crisis over Slavery” by Paul R. Mangelinkx

“The Builder Calvin Stearns: Methods of Survival in the Rural Economy (1807-1840)” by Kathleen Banks Nutter

“Medical Practice in the Connecticut River Valley, 1650-1750” by Paul Berman

“The Workingman’s Party of Hampshire County, 1811-1835” by Marc Ferris

“The Ku Klux Klan in the Nashoba Valley, 1840-1933” by William Wolkovich


SUMMER 1989, Vol. 17 (2)

“Elkanah Watson (1758-1842) and the Early Agricultural Fair” by Mark A. Mastromarino

“The Monarch of Hampshire: Israel Williams (1723-1788)” by Deborah Day Emery

“The Working Poor of Pre-Revolutionary Boston” by Eric G. Nellis

“The Humorous Side of Shays’ Rebellion” by William Pencak

“An Ambiguous to the Market: The Early New England-Barbados Trade” by Larry D. Gragg


WINTER 1989, Vol. 17 (1)

“Local Merchants and the Regional Economy of the Connecticut River Valley, 1795-1823” by Gerald F. Reid

“Water-Cure in the Bay State” by Susan E. Cayleff

“Loud Sermons in the Press: The Reporting of Death in Early Massachusetts Newspapers” by Stephan C. Messer

“Albanians of Hudson and the Origin of the Independent Albanian Orthodox Church” by William Wolkovich

“The Ideal of Virtue in Post-Revolutionary Boston” by Myron F. Wehtje


SUMMER 1988, Vol. 16 (2)

“Governor Francis Bernard and His Land Acquisitions, 1762-1779” by Ruth Owen Jones

“Jedidiah Morse and the Illuminati Affair: A Re-Reading, 1789-1799” by Richard J. Moss

“The Worcester Machinists’ Strike of 1915” by Bruce Cohen

“The Spirit of Reform in Hopkinton, 1829-1849” by John J. Navin

“‘An Insupportable Burden’: Paying for King Philip’s War on the Massachusetts Frontier” by Michael J. Puglisi

“The Boston Juvenile Court and the Progressive Challenge of Child Saving, 1906-1986” by Richard Klayman

JANUARY 1988, Vol. 16 (1)

“The Know-Nothings in Quincy” by James Tracey

“Emerson and the Campaign of 1851” by Leonard G. Gougeon

“Samuel Hopkins and the Coming of the Church of England to Great Barrington” by Michael Winship

“Fall River and the Decline of the New England Textile Industry, 1949-1954” by Bruce Saxon

“Springfield’s Union Relief Association, 1877-1886” by David W. Anthony

“The Limits of Partisanship in Gilded Age Worcester: The Citizens Coalition” by Robert J. Kolesar


JUNE 1987, Vol. 15 (2)

“Boston and the Calling of the Federal Convention of 1787” by Myron F. Wehtje

“Industrialization and the Transformation of Public Education in New Bedford, 1865-1900” by Thomas A. McMullin

“An Experiment in Labor Peace: Haverhill, 1890-1930” by Paul H. Tedesco

“Ethnicity and Urban Politics: French Canadians in Worcester, 1895-1915” by Ronald A. Petrin

“The Development of the Massachusetts District Courts, 1821-1922” by Kathleen McDermott

“Civil War Military Service and Loyalty to the Republican Party: 1884” by Gerald W. McFarland and Kazuto Oshio


JANUARY 1987, Vol. 15 (1)

“Philip English and the Witchcraft Hysteria of Salem Massachusetts” by Bryan F. Le Beau

“The New England Textile Strike of 1922: Focus on Fitchburg” by Edmund B. Thomas, Jr.

“The Transformation of Agriculture in Brookline, 1770-1885” by Ronald Dale Karr

“Jonathon Bliss: Massachusetts Loyalist” by William L. Welch

“‘American Herbarium’: Key to Deerfield’s Historic Landscape” by William W. Jenney

“Boston and the New Nation, 1783-1786” by Myron F. Wehtje


JUNE 1986, Vol. 14 (2)

“Women in the Boston Gazette, 1755-1775” by Susan Dion

“The Massachusetts Land Lottery of 1786-1787” by William L. Welch

 “The Election of Father Robert F. Drinan to the House of Representatives,1962-1970” by Philip A. Grant Jr.

“Selling Massachusetts Medicines 1708-1889” by J. Worth Estes

“The Steam Power on the Connecticut, 1787-1826” by Guy A. MacLain Jr.

“The Daily Transactions of a Westfield Pastor, 1726-1740” by Walter L. Powell


JANUARY 1986, Vol. 14 (1)

“Harvard and Yale in the Great Awakening” by Ross W. Beales, Jr.

“The Colonial Background of New England’s Secondary Urban Centers (Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island)” by Bruce C. Daniels

“The Massachusetts Whigs and Industrialism” by Thomas Brown

“Profiles of Nineteenth Century Working Women” by Marjorie Ruzich Abel

“Domestic Violence in Colonial Massachusetts” by Brend D. McDonald


JUNE 1985, Vol. 13 (2)

“Boston Two Hundred Years Ago” by Myron F. Wehtje

“The Beginnings of Theological Education at Andover” by James W. Fraser

“Two Centuries of Oligarchy in Brookline” by Ronald Dale Karr

“Cardinal and Cleric: O’Connell and Mullen in Conflict” by William Wolkovich (early20th century)
“The Spirit of the Springfield Armory” by Stanislaus Skarzynski

“Labor in a City of Immigrants: Holyoke, 1882-1888” by Marianne Pedulla

“The South Hadley Canal, 1795-1847” by David Bell


JANUARY 1985, Vol. 13 (1)

“Captain Myles Standish’s Military Role at Plymouth” by John S. Erwin

“General Edward A. Wild and Civil War Discrimination” by Richard Reid

“Women at Work: Views and Visions from the Pioneer Valley, 1870-1945” by Donna S. Kenny

“The Mount Tom Electric Railway at Holyoke, 1900-1915” by Robert A. Young Jr.

“Israel Williams and the Hampshire University Project (1761-1764)” by William L. Welch

“Novanglus and Massachusettensis: Different Conceptions of a Crisis” by Jonathan M. Atkins


JUNE 1984, Vol. 12 (2)

“Boston’s Celebration of Peace in 1783 and 1784” by Myron F. Wehtje

“Reverend Lyman Whiting’s Test of Faith (Massachusetts 1854)” by Robert M. Taylor Jr.

“The Boston Vigilance Committee: A Reconsideration” by Gary L. Collison

“Mayor John F. Fitzgerald and Boston’s Schools, 1905-1913” by James W. Fraser

“The Emergency Relief Committee of Fitchburg, 1931-1934” by Edmund B. Thomas, Jr.


JANUARY 1984, Vol. 12 (1)

“American Officer Development in the Massachusetts Campaign, 1775-1776” by Victor Daniel Brooks

“Boston’s Response to Disorder in the Commonwealth, 1783-1787” by Myron F. Wehtje

“The Dedham Temporary Asylum for Discharged Female Prisoners, 1864-1909” by Mary J. Bularzik

“Edward Dickinson and the Amherst and Belchertown Railroad: A Lost Letter, 1851-1860” by Daniel J. Lombardo

“The Delayed Development of Parochial Education among Irish Catholics in Worcester” by Timothy J. Meagher

“The Professional Preparation of Parochial School Teachers, 1870-1940” by Mary J. Oates


JUNE 1983, Vol. 11 (2)

“Edward Everett and the Constitutional Union Party of 1860” by Thomas Brown

“Francis William Bird: A Radical’s Progress through the Republican Party, 1836-1872” by Donald B. Marti

“Educating Irish Immigrants in Antebellum Lowell” by Brian C. Mitchell

“Irish Regiments in the Union Army: The Massachusetts Experience” by William L. Burton


JANUARY 1983, Vol. 11 (1)

“Constructing the Western Railroad: The Irish Dimension (Middlefield)” by Edward O’Day

“Scandal Behind the Convent Walls: The Know-Nothing Nunnery Committee of 1855” by John R. Mulkern

“The Shaping of Values in Nineteenth Century Massachusetts: The Case of Henry L. Dawes” by Fred Nicklason

“The Philosophy of Loyalism among the Ministers of Western Massachusetts” by Thomas S. Martin


JUNE 1982, Vol. 10 (2)

“Integrating Men’s Universitys at the Turn of the Century” by Mary Roth Walsh and Francis R. Walsh

“Educational Patterns of French-Canadians in Holyoke, 1868-1910” by Pater Haebler

“The Administration of Welfare: A Comparative Analysis of Salem, Danvers, Deerfield, and Greenfield, 1821-1855” by Louis J. Piccarello

“Sylvester Judd: Historian of the Connecticut River Valley, 1789-1869” by Altina Waller


JANUARY 1982, Vol. 10, (1)

“Brahmins and Bullyboys: William Henry Cardinal O’Connell and Massachusetts Politics, 1907-1944” by Robert O’Leary

“Charity for a City in Crisis: Boston 1740-1775” by Peter R. Virgadamo

“‘The Hinterland of Belief’: The Revolutionary Correspondence of Edmund Quincy” by Robert V. Sparks

“Pulling Together and Drawing Apart: A Comment” by Robert A. Gross


JUNE 1981, Vol. 9 (2)

“The Boston Pilot Reports the Civil War” by Francis R. Walsh

“Early Black Leadership in Collegiate Football: Massachusetts as a Pioneer, 1877-1917” by Jack W. Berryman

“Baker’s Chocolate: The Making of a Name” by Elinor F. Oakes

“The Celebration of the Fourth of July in Westfield, 1826-1853” by Anne Marie Hickey

“Boston Eight Hour Men, New York Marxists, and the Emergence of the International Labor Union: Prelude to the AFL” by Kenneth Fones-Wolf


JANUARY 1981, Vol. 9 (1)

“Bread and Roses: The Proletarianization of Women Workers in New England Textile Mills, 1837-1848” by Laurie Nisonoff

“Blackinton: A Case Study of Industrialization” by Elizabeth Allegret Baker

“Industry and Society in 19th Century Massachusetts: A Commentary” by Carl Siracusa

“Defending Orthodoxy in Massachusetts: 1650-1652” by Timothy J. Sehr

“‘This Poor People’: Seventeenth Century Massachusetts and the Poor” by Charles R. Lee

“The Puritan Self-Image and Enemies Within: Commentary” by Francis Bremer


JUNE 1980, Vol. 8 (2)

“Exposure of Prostitution in Western Massachusetts” by Karen A. Terrell

“The Massachusetts Clergy and the New Deal” by Monroe Billington and Cal Clark

“Springfield’s Citizen-Soldiers in the Spanish-American War” by Leo J. Leamy

“Amos A. Lawrence and the Formation of the Constitutional Union Party: The Conservative Failure in 1860” by Barry A. Crouch


JANUARY 1980, Vol. 8 (1)

“The Presidential Election of 1932 in Western Massachusetts” by Philip A. Grant, Jr.

“Western Massachusetts in the Know-Nothing Years: An Analysis of Voting Patterns” by John Mulkern

“Sanitation and Cholera: Springfield and the 1866 Epidemic” by Margaret M. Phaneuf

“The Rise of the New Divinity in Western New England, 1740-1800” by Joseph Conforti

“In the Wake of the Awakening: The Politics of Purity in Granville, 1754-1776” by Gregory Nobles


JUNE 1979, Vol. 7 (2)

“Early Medical Care in Deerfield” by Mark C. Kestigan

“Public Education in Holyoke, 1850-1873” by Gary L. Coutchesne

“Blacks in Springfield, 1868-1880: A Mobility Study” by Joseph P. Lynch

“Jonathon Ashley: Tory Minister” by Robert C. Coughlin


JANUARY 1979, Vol. 7 (1)

“Holyoke’s French-Canadian Community in Turmoil: The Role of the Church in Assimilation, 1869-1887” by Peter Haebler

“The Franchise and the Election of Representatives from Western Massachusetts: A Case Study” by Robert S. Sliwoski (18th century)

“The Massachusetts Suffrage Referendum of 1915” by Robert Granfield


FALL 1978 – No Issue Published


SPRING 1978, Vol. 6 (2)

 “Anti-Catholic Prejudice in Early New England: The 1806 Daley-Halligan Murder Trial of Northampton” by James M. Camposeo

“Recreation in Chicopee 1853-1857” by John A. Koziol

“Congressman Ezekial Bacon of Massachusetts and the Coming of the War of 1812” by William Barlow and David O. Powell

“Research Aids: Genealogy in Western Massachusetts” by Ellen M. Coty


FALL 1977, Vol. 6 (1)   

“Demographic Study of Easthampton, 1850-1870” by Paul Hynek

“William Douglas and the Beginnings of Medical Professionalism: Reinterpretation of the 1721 Boston Inoculation Controversy” by James Schmotter

“The History of the Canal System between New Haven and Northampton (1822-1847)” by James Mark Camposeo

“Thomas Sheldon: Forgotten Resident of Westfield (1787-1838)” by Charles Bockelman

 “Witchcraft in Early Springfield: The Parsons Case” by Christine Wrona (mid 17th century)


SPRING 1977, Vol. 5 (2)

“The Last Shall Be First: The Amherst University Days of Calvin Coolidge” by Thomas W. Kilmartin

“An Overview of the Criminal Justice System of Hampshire County, 1677-1728” by Evlyn Belz Russell

“The Silk Industry in Northampton” by Ronald Savoie

”To Secure the Party: Henry L. Dawes and the Politics of Reconstruction” by Steven J. Arcanti

“Greek Immigrants in Springfield, 1884-1944” by George T. Eliopoulos


FALL 1976 – No Issue Published


SPRING 1976, Vol. 5 (1)

 “The Evolution, Tone, and Milieu of New England’s Greatest Newspaper: The Springfield Republican, 1824-1920” by William P. Koscher

“Westfield’s Black Community, 1755-1905” by Michael Camerota

“1876: Local Observance of the Centennial” by Joanne E. Moller

“George Thompson and the 1851 ‘Anti-Abolition’ Riot” by Theresa A. Harrison


FALL 1975, Vol. 4 (2)

“’A Lamentable and Woeful Sight’: The Indian Attack on Springfield” by Richard J. Pinkos

“The Real William Pynchon: Merchant and Politician” by Stephen J. Cote

“Death in Colonial New England” by James J. Naglack

“The Stockbridge Indian in the American Revolution” by Deirdre Almeida


SPRING 1975, Vol. 4 (1)

“Rural Medical Practice in Early 19th Century New England” by Joseph Carvalho III

“The Hopedale Community” by David M. Coffey

“Prohibition and its Effect on Western Massachusetts, 1919-1920” by Debra P. Sansoucy

“Housing in Holyoke and its Effect on Family Life, 1860-1910” by Paul N. Dubovik

“Quabbin Reservoir: The Elimination of Four Small New England Towns” by James Naglack


FALL 1974, Vol. 3 (2)

“The Epidemic Cholera in Springfield 1832 and 1849” by John E. Doyle

“The Railroad Comes to Springfield” by Mark Mackler

“Springfield during the Civil War Years 1861-1865” by Edward M. Morin

“Private John E. Bisbee, the 52nd Massachusetts Volunteers, and the Banks Expedition”
by David Boilard and Joseph Carvalho III


SRING 1974, Vol. 3 (1)

“The French in Holyoke, 1850-1900” by Therese Bilodeau

“Chicopee’s Irish, 1830-1875” by John E. Doyle

“The Westfield Home Front During the Civil War” by Madeline Warner

“Noah Atwater (1752-1799) and His Contribution to Westfield Life” by Kathleen Girardi

“The Social Effects of the Construction of the Wachusett Reservoir on Boylston and West Boylston” by Joseph Carvalho III and Robert Everett


FALL 1973, Vol. 2 (2)

“Marriage Customs in Colonial New England” by Irene Ktorides

“The Charleston State Prison (1804-1878)” by Anne Bauer

“Benjamin Franklin and the Inoculation Controversy” by Kathe Palermo Gwozdz


SPRING 1973, Vol. 2 (1)

“The Effect of the Civil War on Shaker Societies” by Stephen Paterwic

“Life and Death at Andersonville Prison” Ann Clearly

“The Horse Distemper of 1872 and its Effect on Urban Transportation” by Sr. Denise Granger

“Curtin’s Atlantic Slave Trade: An Analysis From Two Perspectives” by Robert T. Brown and David L. Chandler

“An Antiwar Poem of the Last Century” edited by William K. Dunlap, with introduction by Catherine B. Shannon


FALL 1972, Vol. 1 (2)

“The Trolley Car as a Social Factor: Springfield, Massachusetts” by Scott R. Johnson

“The Effect of United States Land Allotment and Religious Policies on American Indian Culture” by Janet Dimock

“The Social Impact of Radio” By Douglas Stanley


SPRING 1972, Vol. 1 (1)

“William L. Bulkley and the New York Negro, 1890-1910” by George Psychas

“William Lloyd Garrison and the Election of 1864” by Paul H. Julian

“The Indians of Eastern Massachusetts, 1620-1645” by Frederick F. Harling

“Model Cities, 1966” by Scott R. Johnson


10/28/09 MD Corrected and Updated