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Ruth of Boston A Story of the Massachusetts Bay Colony By James Otis
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The Boston Tea Party By Josephine Pollard & H.W. McVickar
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KING GEORGE THE THIRD SENT OUT A DECREE, IN SEVENTEEN HUNDRED AND SEVENTY THREE, THAT THREE PENCE ON EVERY POUND OF TEA THE VERY MODERATE TAX SHOULD BE FOR THE INFANT AMERICAN COLONY. THOUGH SOME... More > PROTESTED, THE KING SAID "GAMMON," FOR HE WAS A LOYAL DISCIPLE OF MAMMON, AND DECLARED THAT TAXATION WAS GOOD FOR A NATION THAT NEEDED SOME LESSONS IN SUBJUGATION. NO TAX ON SNUFF! AND NO TAX ON TEA! SUCH A STATE OF THINGS COULD NO LONGER BE! AND THOSE WHO INDULGED IN SUCH LUXURIES, MUST, SAID THE LOYAL MONARCH, COME DOWN WITH THE DUST.< Less
The Adventures of Ann Stories of Colonial Times By Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman
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This Indenture Wittnesseth, That I Margaret Burjust of Boston, in the County of Suffolk and Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England. Have placed, and by these presents do place and bind out... More > my only Daughter whose name is Ann Ginnins to be an Apprentice unto Samuel Wales and his wife of Braintree in the County afores:d, Blacksmith. To them and their Heirs and with them the s:d Samuel Wales, his wife and their Heirs, after the manner of an apprentice to dwell and Serve from the day of the date hereof for and during the full and Just Term of Sixteen years, three months and twenty-three day's next ensueing and fully to be Compleat, during all which term the s:d apprentice her s:d Master and Mistress faithfully Shall Serve, Their Secrets keep close, and Lawful and reasonable Command everywhere gladly do and perform.< Less
The Sword and Scabbard: Thieves and Thugs and the Bloody Massacre In Boston By Allen Woods
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The streets and taverns of Boston before “The Bloody Massacre” were filled with brawls and scrapes, hot words and cold calculations. Firebrands like Samuel Adams claimed high... More > revolutionary ideals for the Sons of Liberty, while John Hancock and other well-to-do merchants found smuggling very rewarding. The Tory lords stuffed their pockets with silver and scorned the rude Americans and their democratic ideas. Informers worked both sides of the street while crowds of itinerant, unemployed sailors and dockworkers ruled the streets and intimidated Customs officials with beatings and hot tar. Nicholas Gray and Maggie Magowan run The Sword and Scabbard, a North End tavern which is home to both criminal and political intrigue. They view the politics of the time with a cynical eye but are eventually caught up in the conflicts. Finally, Nicholas must choose between saving himself and crippling the march towards the Revolution.< Less
Boston Baked: Adventures in TV News & Other Exploits By ALLAN BROWN
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Boston Bake: Adventures in TV News & Other exploits is a memoir recounting the adventures of a California lad dealing with the East Coast Zeitgeist while launching a television news career. Also... More > recounted are side excursions to Europe and a voyage into the heart of darkness in the former Dutch colony of Suriname< Less
Letters, Journals, & Diaries of ye Colonial America By Don Corbly
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These 93 stories provide a unique insight into the lives of mostly ordinary colonial people who lived in extraordinary times. Read the first description of the New World in the exploring ship... More > captain’s logbook, a letter from the first indentured servant, and the trial of Bridget Bishop, the first person hung for witchcraft in Salem. Compare the diary of the richest man in Virginia to poor Mary Cooper’s diary. Read 16-year-old George Washington’s Rules of Civility, the pathetic letter from near-destitute indentured Elizabeth Sprig, Benjamin Franklin’s account of Grime’s confession and hanging, John Adams’ defense of British soldiers in the Boston Massacre, and the first prayer given in the First Continental Congress. Read 16-year-old Sally Wister’s diary of the battle of Germantown, a journal of the participants in the Boston Tea Party, Paul Revere’s account of his Midnight Ride, and newspaper accounts of President Washington’s death and funeral. This book is purchased at the lowest cost through Lulu.com.< Less
Country Dances from Colonial New York By Kate Van Winkle Keller & George A. Fogg
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Country Dances from Colonial New York James Alexander's Notebook, 1730 by Kate Van Winkle Keller and George A. Fogg (Boston: Country Dance Society, Boston Centre, 2000)64 pages. 24 dances interpreted... More > for historical performance with modern recreational alternatives; music with chords and illustrations of original pages from Alexander's manuscript plus many illustrations of related dances from various editions of The Dancing Master, Neal's A Choice Collection (1726), and other contemporary sources. Other illustrations include portraits of personalities mentioned, period dancers, ballad sheets, and song lyrics. Includes biographical essay and notes on each dance; bibliography, references, glossary of figures, and short discussion of appropriate steps and movement for the period.< Less
Be There Then: A Guide to Exploring Greater Boston's Historic House Museums By Elizabeth S. Levy Merrick
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One of the pleasures of visiting or living in Boston, with its wealth of historical resources, is to be able to experience the past through the historic houses left to us by earlier inhabitants. This... More > guide, including colorful profiles of more than forty historic houses open to the public in and around Boston, is an indispensable handbook to help you discover hidden historical gems as well as some better-known portals to the past. From colonial to Victorian, from modest to upper-crust, there are houses for every interest. Be There Then aims to convey not only the basics of each house but also the overall visitor experience, going beyond a listing of facts and allowing you to plan your visits carefully. Houses of the distant (and not-so-distant) past serve to bring history alive, helping us know what it was like to live then and there. In these historic house museums, you can step over the threshold and start your journey back in time.< Less
Be There Then: A Guide to Exploring Greater Boston's Historic House Museums By Elizabeth S. Levy Merrick
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One of the pleasures of visiting or living in Boston, with its wealth of historical resources, is to be able to experience the past through the historic houses left to us by earlier inhabitants. This... More > guide, including colorful profiles of more than forty historic houses open to the public in and around Boston, is an indispensable handbook to help you discover hidden historical gems as well as some better-known portals to the past. From colonial to Victorian, from modest to upper-crust, there are houses for every interest. Be There Then aims to convey not only the basics of each house but also the overall visitor experience, going beyond a listing of facts and allowing you to plan your visits carefully. Houses of the distant (and not-so-distant) past serve to bring history alive, helping us know what it was like to live then and there. In these historic house museums, you can step over the threshold and start your journey back in time.< Less
Be There Then: A Guide to Exploring Greater Boston's Historic House Museums By Elizabeth S. Levy Merrick
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One of the pleasures of visiting or living in Boston, with its wealth of historical resources, is to be able to experience the past through the historic houses left to us by earlier inhabitants. This... More > guide, including colorful profiles of more than forty historic houses open to the public in and around Boston, is an indispensable handbook to help you discover hidden historical gems as well as some better-known portals to the past. From colonial to Victorian, from modest to upper-crust, there are houses for every interest. Be There Then aims to convey not only the basics of each house but also the overall visitor experience, going beyond a listing of facts and allowing you to plan your visits carefully. Houses of the distant (and not-so-distant) past serve to bring history alive, helping us know what it was like to live then and there. In these historic house museums, you can step over the threshold and start your journey back in time.< Less

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