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The Puritans: A Sourcebook of Their Writings

by Perry Miller & Thomas H. Johnson

Critically acclaimed classic lets Puritans speak for themselves in crucial documents covering history, theory of state and society, religion, customs, behavior, biographies and letters, poetry, literary theory,...


Mill Power: The Origin and Impact of Lowell National Historical Park

by Paul Marion

Mill Power documents the making of a national park that changed the concept of what a national historical park could be.

For a time in the 1800s, Lowell was Massachusetts’s cosmopolitan, must-see second city....


Turmoil and Transition in Boston: A Political Memoir from the Busing Era

by Lawrence S. DiCara & Chris Black

This book tells the personal and political story of Larry DiCara, the youngest person ever elected to the Boston City Council. In this memoir, he offers an insider’s perspective on the decade of turmoil of...


Ghosts of Acadia

by Marcus LiBrizzi

Following in the tradition of his first collection of ghost stories, Dark Woods, Chill Waters, Marcus LiBrizzi has researched and written a collection of 21 true ghost stories from the Acadia/Mount Desert Island...


Bar Harbor's Gilded Century: Opulence to Ashes

by Lydia Vandenberg & Earle G. Shettleworth

Maine's premier tourist destination, Bar Harbor has many historic buildings. The area was once a shipbuilding and farming hamlet that became a Gilded Age resort of the highest order-until a fire in 1947 destroyed...


The Mountains of Maine: Intriguing Stories Behind Their Names

by Steve Pinkham

How did a mountain get the name Moose's Bosom? And what's afoot with the name Toenail Ridge? Avid hiker Steve Pinkham provides informative, quirky, and sometimes downright hilarious answers to these questions....


Indians in Eden: Wabanakis and Rusticators on Maine's Mt. Desert Island

by Bunny McBride & Harald Prins

When the Wabanaki were moved to reservations, they proved their resourcefulness by catering to the burgeoning tourist market during the 19th and early 20th centuries, when Bar Harbor was called Eden. This engaging,...


Mr. Rockefeller's Roads: The Untold Story of Acadia's Carriage Roads

by Ann Rockefeller Roberts

The beautiful carriage roads of Mount Desert Island fit so perfectly into the land it seems as though they have always been there. Actually, they are the result of decades of planning and painstaking effort...


Looking Astern: An Artist's View of Maine's Historic Working Waterfronts

by Loretta Krupinski

Loretta Krupinski depicts coastal towns 70 to 150 years ago in their heyday. Each beautifully rendered image captures Maine when fishing, quarrying, and the cargo trade were the backbone of Maine's economy....


Adventures on a Mountaintop

by Anonymous

This article, "Adventures on a Mountaintop," from the April 1860 issue of The Knickerbocker magazine tells about a mountain-climbing expedition in the Green Mountains of Vermont.


Elusive Equality: Desegregation and Resegregation in Norfolk's Public Schools

by Jeffrey L. Littlejohn & Charles H. Ford

In Elusive Equality, Jeffrey L. Littlejohn and Charles H. Ford place Norfolk, Virginia, at the center of the South's school desegregation debates, tracing the crucial role that Norfolk's African Americans played...


Sweet Land of Liberty

by Charles Carleton Coffin

"The settlement of our country was the beginning of a new era in human affairs. The people of England, ever since the days of King John, when the barons compelled him to sign the Magna Charta in the meadow of...


Recollections of Old Stonington

by Anne Atwood Dodge

With this guide at your side, take a tour through Old Stonington, Rhode Island, visiting the historic homes and buildings that make Stonington a beautifully iconic town. Anne Atwood Dodge draws from childhood...


New England Myths and Legends

by Diana Ross Mccain

New EnglandMyths and Legends explores unusual phenomena, strange events, and mysteries in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. From vampires to an angel, a ghost rapper...


A Season in the Country

by Liz Levoy

A Season in the Country

A Regency Novel

Elizabeth Hanbury is used to the excitement of London life, and so when her mother decrees that she is to spend the social season in the rural backwater of Ossington she...


Before Jonathan Edwards

by Adriaan C. Neele

In Before Jonathan Edwards, Adriaan Neele seeks to balance the recent academic attention to the developments of intellectual history after Jonathan Edwards. Neele presents the first comprehensive study of Edwards's...


New England's Colonial Inns & Taverns

by Maria Olia

New England’s Colonial Inns and Taverns explores the history of these institutions and visits those that are still around. Today, there’s no better remedy for the winter blues than a visit to a Colonial...


Wildfire Loose

by Joyce Butler

In October 1947, Maine experienced the worst fire disaster in its history. Climaxing months of drought, fires raged across more than 200,000 acres. Nine communities were practically leveled and four others severely...


Reversing the Curse

by Dan Shaughnessy

“A true insider’s perspective on the 2004 Red Sox” and their World Series win, from the bestselling author of Curse of the Bambino (USA Today).

On October 27, 2004, the Red Sox won their first World Series...


New England Nightmares

by Keven McQueen

New England is renowned for its quaint towns, beautiful landscapes, and busy ports. But it is also infamous as the setting for unexplained deaths, ghost stories, bizarre murders, and peculiar wills and epitaphs....