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  • The Montana Vigilantes 1863?1870by Mark C. Dillon

    Utah State University Press 2013; US$ 28.00

     Historians and novelists alike have described the vigilantism that took root in the gold-mining communities of Montana in the mid-1860s, but Mark C. Dillon is the first to examine the subject through the prism of American legal history, considering the state of criminal justice and law enforcement in the western territories and also trial procedures,... more...

  • Frommer's Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard 2010by Laura M. Reckford

    Wiley 2010; US$ 17.99

    Completely updated every year, Frommer’s Cape Cod, Nantucket & Martha’s Vineyard 2010 has something for everyone, whether you’re looking for romance or family fun. You’ll find details on the best towns, beaches, whale-watching cruises, bike rides, clam shacks, bird-watching, antique shops, and art galleries. The guide... more...

  • Others Had It Worseby Vetra Melrose Padget Covert; Chris D. Baker

    University of Iowa Press 2013; US$ 17.50

    In 1977, while studying journalism at the University of Iowa, Chris Baker gave his grandmother a notebook and asked her to write about her childhood. Years later, long after her death in 1990, he found the tattered yellow notebook. In twenty-nine handwritten pages, the woman he knew as Grandma Covert had recorded her younger life in rural Iowa between... more...

  • Growing Up with the Townby Dorothy Hubbard Schwieder

    University of Iowa Press 2005; US$ 29.95

    In this unusual blend of chronological and personal history, Dorothy Hubbard Schwieder combines scholarly sources with family memories to create a loving and informed history of Presho, South Dakota, and her family's life there from the time of settlement in 1905 to the mid 1950s. more...

  • House of John Procter, Witchcraft Martyr, 1692by William P. Upham

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 1.99

    Humble farmer and tavern owner John Procter was swept up in the tide of hysteria surrounding accusations of witchcraft that rocked Massachusetts in the late seventeenth century. In the aftermath of a flurry of back-and-forth suspicions and allegations, Procter was eventually convicted and hanged. This concise account tells the story with a focus on... more...

  • Faithful Bodiesby Heather Miyano Kopelson

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 67.50

    In the seventeenth-century English Atlantic, religious beliefs and practices played a central role in creating racial identity. English Protestantism provided a vocabulary and structure to describe and maintain boundaries between insider and outsider. In this path-breaking study, Heather Miyano Kopelson peels back the layers of conflicting definitions... more...

  • Quiet Places of Massachusettsby Michael J. Tougias

    Hunter Publishing 1996; US$ 15.00

    Quiet Places offers you the chance to venture down that 'road not taken.' Accompany native New Englander Michael Tougias down back roads and across fields to secret fishing holes, little-known historic sites, and tiny hamlets. Explore everything from the northern Berkshires and towns along the Housatonic to the trails through Sturbridges Tantiusques... more...

  • Fire & Rosesby Nancy Lusignan Schultz

    Free Press 2000; US$ 17.99

    In the midst of a deadly heat wave during the summer of 1834, a woman clawed her way over the wall of a Roman Catholic convent near Boston, Massachusetts and escaped to the home of a neighbor, pleading for protection. When the bishop, Benedict Fenwick, persuaded her to return, rumors began swirling through the Yankee community and in the press that... more...

  • The Mathersby Robert Middlekauff

    University of California Press 1999; US$ 36.95

    In this classic work of American religious history, Robert Middlekauff traces the evolution of Puritan thought and theology in America from its origins in New England through the early eighteenth century. He focuses on three generations of intellectual ministers?Richard, Increase, and Cotton Mather?in order to challenge the traditional telling of the... more...

  • John Nelson, Merchant Adventurerby Richard R. Johnson

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 124.99

    John Nelson was an entrepreneur born in the mid-seventeenth century--a man, in Richard Johnson's words, "operating ahead of the government and settled society from which he came," who "responded to conventions and conditions derived from several different and often competing cultures." For Nelson, this meant trading out of Boston to the French and... more...