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A Coney Island Reader: Through Dizzy Gates of Illusion

by Louis J. Parascandola & John Parascandola Columbia University Press (December 09, 2014)

Featuring a stunning gallery of portraits by the world’s finest poets, essayists, and fiction writers—including Walt Whitman, Stephen Crane, José Martí, Maxim Gorky, Federico García Lorca, Isaac Bashevis...


Upsetting the Apple Cart: Black-Latino Coalitions in New York City from Protest to Public Office

by Frederick Douglass Opie Columbia University Press (December 02, 2014)

Upsetting the Apple Cart looks at the history of black-Latino coalitions in New York City from 1959 to 1989. In those years, African American and Latino Progressives organized, mobilized, and transformed neighborhoods,...


The Puritans: A Sourcebook of Their Writings

by Perry Miller & Thomas H. Johnson Dover Publications (September 22, 2014)

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 Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 08, 2014)

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....


A Lever Long Enough: A History of Columbia's School of Engineering and Applied Science Since 1864

by Robert McCaughey Columbia University Press (June 03, 2014)

In this comprehensive social history of Columbia University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), Robert McCaughey combines archival research with oral testimony and contemporary interviews to...


The King's Best Highway

by Eric Jaffe Scribner (June 22, 2010)

A VIVID AND FASCINATING LOOK AT AMERICAN HISTORY THROUGH THE PRISM OF THE COUNTRY'S MOST STORIED HIGHWAY, THE BOSTON POST ROAD

 

During its evolution from Indian trails to modern interstates, the Boston Post...


Dogtown

by Elyssa East Free Press (December 01, 2009)

The area known as Dogtown -- an isolated colonial ruin and surrounding 3,000-acre woodland in storied seaside Gloucester, Massachusetts -- has long exerted a powerful influence over artists, writers, eccentrics,...


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

by Lawrence S. DiCara & Chris Black Hamilton Books (August 15, 2013)

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 Down East Books (May 01, 2011)

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 Down East Books (June 01, 2009)

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 Down East Books (June 01, 2009)

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 Down East Books (April 01, 2010)

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 Down East Books (June 01, 2012)

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...


Hidden History of Salem

by Susanne Saville The History Press (October 11, 2010)

Author Susanne Saville explores the history of Salem, Massachusetts, shedding light on those stories which are shadowed most often by witches.

Salem, nestled along the rocky coast of Massachusetts, has long been...


Wells

by Hope M. Shelley Arcadia Publishing (June 23, 2003)

Explore the compelling visual history that will earn a lasting place on the shelves of area homes and be treasured by resident and visitor, young and old alike.

Wells has a history as fascinating as it is long....


The Old Orchard

by Jeffrey A. Scully Arcadia Publishing (June 23, 2003)

The Old Orchard boasts miles of sandy beaches which were once home to Native Americans and settlers but are now booming with tourism.

From Pine Point in the north to Goosefare Brook in the south, Old Orchard...


Monhegan Island

by Margot Sullivan, Cynthia Hagar Krusell & John J. Galluzzo Arcadia Publishing (May 11, 2009)

Monhegan Island, Maine has historically attracted a number of different visitors and workers, each with their own unique reasons for being there.

The natural beauty of Monhegan Island has continuously attracted...


Fenway Park

by Kerry Keene, David Hickey, Raymond Sinibaldi & Jim Lonborg Arcadia Publishing (April 09, 2012)

The complete history of the home of "Red Sox Nation."

Five days after the sinking of the Titanic, Boston's Fenway Park held its grand opening. Since that day, millions have witnessed the Red Sox play baseball....


Bridgeport

by Eric D. Lehman The History Press (March 01, 2009)

A charming collection of Bridgeport stories and historic images bring this eccentric, enchanting history to life.

In the late nineteenth century, P.T. Barnum was known worldwide for his traveling circus, but...


Forgotten Drinks of Colonial New England

by Corin Hirsch The History Press (February 18, 2014)

New England food and drinks writer Corin Hirsch explores the origins and taste of the favorite potations of early Americans and offers some modern-day recipes to revive them today.

Colonial New England was awash...


Jordan Marsh

by Anthony M. Sammarco The History Press (November 06, 2017)

Author and historian Anthony Sammarco reveals the fascinating history of Boston's beloved Jordan Marsh.

Jordan Marsh opened its first store in 1851 on Milk Street in Boston selling assorted dry goods. Following...


A History of Connecticut Food

by Eric D. Lehman & Amy Nawrocki The History Press (May 22, 2012)

A History of Connecticut Food aims to acquaint the reader with the long and storied relationship of the state's people and their provisions.

Each chapter will focus on a different crop, livestock, game, or prepared...


Hidden History of Rhode Island

by Glenn V. Laxton The History Press (November 27, 2009)

Hidden History of Rhode Island delivers the best Ocean State stories you've never heard before.

Surprising tales and unexpected anecdotes color Rhode Island's legacy, from the accounts of its three brave Titanic...


Lost Ski Areas of the Berkshires

by Jeremy K. Davis The History Press (November 26, 2018)

The Berkshires of Massachusetts have long been known as a winter sports paradise. Over the years, many of these ski areas faded away and are nearly forgotten.

Forty-four ski areas arose from the 1930s to the...


Hidden History of the New Hampshire Seacoast

by Terry Nelson The History Press (July 08, 2019)

The New Hampshire Seacoast has a wealth of overlooked history - some remnants are hidden in plain sight, while others are just plain hidden.

Meet the minister and early religious founder who was involved in an...


A Guide to Newport's Cliff Walk

by Ed Morris The History Press (May 19, 2009)

From the grand majesty of the Breakers to the beautiful proportions of Rosecliff, these houses are enduring reminders of the architectural flowering of the Gilded Age.

Where the salty air mingles with the far-off...


The Newport Bridge

by James M. Ricci & former Governor Lincoln Chafee The History Press (July 16, 2018)

Newport is a premier destination, but getting to the city has not always been easy.

For three centuries, ferries crossed Narragansett Bay's East Passage. That all changed on June 28, 1969, the day the Newport...


Deer Isle's Undefeated America's Cup Crews

by Mark J. Gabrielson The History Press (April 23, 2013)

A thrilling tale fit for sailing experts and history buffs alike, historian Mark J. Gabrielson delivers the exciting tale of the Deer Isle Crew: a sailing story that offers an uncommon glimpse into American...


Hidden History of Litchfield County

by Peter C. Vermilyea The History Press (November 04, 2014)

Local historian Peter C. Vermilyea tells stories of some forgotten moments in Litchfield County, CT from Native American legends to Cold War relics.

Traces of Litchfield County's past are hidden in plain sight....


Untold Stories from World War II Rhode Island

by Christian McBurney, Norman Desmarais & Varoujan Karentz The History Press (October 21, 2019)

Following the success of World War II Rhode Island, author Christian McBurney returns, with new coauthors Norman Desmarais and Varoujan Karentz, to present extraordinary personal stories of local contributions...


Shays’ Settlement in Vermont

by Stephen D. Butz The History Press (August 21, 2017)

The ruins of Daniel Shays's fortified settlement reveal the hidden story of the famous rebellion.

The ruins of Daniel Shays's fortified settlement reveal the hidden story of the famous rebellion. Shays and the...


A Travel History of Martha's Vineyard

by Thomas Dresser & Herbert Foster The History Press (May 06, 2019)

The story of Vineyard transportation and the story of evolution and innovation.

Getting to Martha's Vineyard has never been easy. Native Americans built canoes for the journey, and early settlers crossed Vineyard...


Gillette Castle

by Erik Ofgang The History Press (June 05, 2017)

During his career as an actor, William Gillette portrayed world-renowned character Sherlock Holmes in more than 1,300 performances.

His career as a playwright and actor afforded him the opportunity to purchase...


Bellamy's Bride

by Kathleen Brunelle The History Press (July 01, 2010)

Venture back to 1715, when a fifteen-year-old Cape Cod girl named Maria Hallett was seduced by a twenty-six-year-old Englishman named Samuel Bellamy.

Bellamy soon left her to become one of the most infamous pirates...


A History of the Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island: Keepers of the Bay

by Robert A. Geake The History Press (April 29, 2011)

A history of the Narragansett Tribe of RI from early European encounters to the tribe's return to sovereignty in the 20th Century.

Before Roger Williams set foot in the New World, the Narragansett farmed corn...


The Hartford Circus Fire: Tragedy Under the Big Top

by Michael Skidgell The History Press (April 08, 2014)

Through firsthand accounts, interviews with survivors and a gripping collection of vintage photographs, author Michael Skidgell attempts to make sense of one of Hartford's worst tragedies.

Almost 7,000 fans eagerly...


A History of the Greenwich Waterfront: Tod's Point, Great Captain Island and the Greenwich Shoreline

by Karen Jewell The History Press (June 21, 2011)

The lives of the distinguished citizens and memories of the Connecticut Gold Coast town are chronicled here.

The historic community of Greenwich is nestled along Connecticut's famed Gold Coast. The shores and...


Boston in the American Revolution

by Brooke Barbier The History Press (March 06, 2017)

In 1764, a small town in the British colony of Massachusetts ignited a bold rebellion. When Great Britain levied the Sugar Act on its American colonies, Parliament was not prepared for Boston's backlash.

For...


Witches, Wenches & Wild Women of Rhode Island

by M.E. Reilly-McGreen The History Press (May 31, 2010)

Experience the history of Rhode Island and learn about the Ocean State's most fascinating and wild women.

Read of Mercy Brown, a nineteen-year-old consumption victim who was thought to be a vampire and whose...


The Strand Theatre Fire: The 1941 Brockton Tragedy and the Fallen Thirteen

by Nicole B. Casper, James E. Benson & Kenneth F. Galligan Brockton Fire Chief Retired The History Press (March 06, 2017)

Chronicling the devastating Strand Theatre Fire of 1941 and celebrating the community's heroes and resilience in the face of adversity.

On March 10, 1941, at 12:38 a.m., the Brockton Fire Department responded...


Marblehead Myths, Legends and Lore

by Pam Matthias Peterson The History Press (July 31, 2007)

Find stories of magic and witches, sailors, pirates and shipwrecks and more in this book filled with folks with great stories and interesting lives.

Author and Marblehead Museum & Historical Society director...


The Mount Washington Cog Railway: Climbing the White Mountains of New Hampshire

by Bruce D. Heald The History Press (April 18, 2011)

The surpsing story of the Cog Railway on Mount Washington, and how one eccentric man's dream paved the way.

On July 3, 1869, the three-and-one-third-mile track leading to the summit of picturesque Mount Washington...


The Battle of Bennington: Soldiers & Civilians

by Michael P. Gabriel & Tyler Resch The History Press (February 20, 2012)

On August 16, 1777, a motley militia won a resounding victory near Bennington, Vermont, against combined German, British and Loyalist forces.

This laid the foundation for the American victory at Saratoga two...


Hidden History of Vermont

by Mark Bushnell & Tom Slayton The History Press (November 13, 2017)

A look back on the riveting history of Vermont, featuring stories from the American Revolution and the summoning of spirits.

Vermont's history is marked by fierce independence, generosity of spirit and the saga...


Historic Restaurants of Cape Cod

by Christopher Setterlund The History Press (June 19, 2017)

Thousands of restaurants have come and gone on Cape Cod over the past century. Some, however, made an indelible mark.

Author Christopher Setterlund details the history of the iconic establishments of the Cape,...


Hidden History of Maine

by Harry Gratwick & David Tyler The History Press (April 10, 2010)

Discover four hundred years of Maine's history through the tales of its unique residents.

Maine history would be bare but for the contributions of hardy and impassioned individuals whose lives make up the story...


Lake Bomoseen

by Donald H. Thompson The History Press (September 25, 2009)

Historic photographs document the history of one of Vermont's finest spots, Lake Bomoseen.

Lake Bomoseen- the largest lake entirely within Vermont's borders- once attracted thousands of visitors each year. Its...


Ghosts of Newport

by John T. Brennan The History Press (September 30, 2007)

Ghosts of Newport plumbs the depths of Newport's history and reveals a host of chilling tales in which fact and folklore intertwine.

Today's Newport attracts countless visitors from around the world; its streets...


The Cape Cod Canal: Breaking Through the Bared and Bended Arm

by J. North Conway The History Press (March 01, 2008)

The history of Cape Cod including the creation of the iconic New England landmark, The Cape Cod Canal.

The cradle of New England's shipping doubled as its casket, earning the sailing route around Cape Cod the...


A History of Howard Johnson's

by Anthony Mitchell Sammarco The History Press (August 13, 2013)

Learn more about the "Father of the Franchise Industry" in this illuminating history about the Howard Johnson restaurant franchise and the man behind it all.

Howard Johnson created an orange-roofed empire of...