A History of the County of Berkshire Massachusetts

Author: David D. Field
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9780266749530
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Excerpt from A History of the County of Berkshire, Massachusetts: In Two Parts; The First Being a General View of the County, the Second, an Account of the Several Towns In arranging the Towns, the general order of their settlement has been followed. Where one town origin ally included several, the original town, and the towns formed out of it, are of course given in connection. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

New York Magazine

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

Hope Leslie

Author: Catharine Maria Sedgwick
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486148297
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Stirring novel of 17th-century New England features spirited female characters who defy Puritanical society, engaging in cross-cultural friendships, challenging bigotry, and providing a captivating portrait of women's roles in the new republic.

A Crisis of Community

Author: Mary Babson Fuhrer
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469612860
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"Mary White, a shopkeeper's wife from rural Boylston, Massachusetts, kept a diary, and woven into its quotidian details of small-town farm life is a remarkable tale of conflict and transformation. Sustained by its Puritan heritage, gentry leadership, and creed of common good, Boylston had survived the upheaval of revolution and the creation of new republic. Then, quite dramatically, in the course of a single generation of wrenching change - from the 1820s-1840s--families, neighbors, church, and town descended into contentious disorder. Making use of Mary White's diary entries, as well as town minutes, letters, and the "friendship books" of school children, Mary Babson Fuhrer brings to life the unraveling of Boylston's community and the troublesome creation of a new social order, one centered on individual striving and voluntary associations in an expansive nation. Examining the "age of revolutions" through the lens of one rural community that was swept up into the dynamics of an urbanizing east coast, this engaging microhistory lends new depth to our understanding of a key transformative moment in American history. "--