An illustrated and annotated checklist of 220 historic doorways in Massachusetts and Connecticut, with special sections devoted to a discussion of joiners, design sources, and decorative motifs. 148 pp. Bibliography, index, maps, 60 halftone photographs. Click here for Table of Contents. Published by the Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife.
Written by William H. Guthman as a catalogue to accompany the exhibition by the same name organized by the Connecticut Historical Society. Hardcover, b&w and color illustrations, 239 pages, index. ISBN 1-881264-05-X. Copyright 1993.
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A concise companion guide to the Historic Deerfield exhibition celebrating the 350th Anniversary of the founding of the nearby town of Hadley, Massachusetts. Includes a brief introduction, information on and color images of 18 objects, as well as a bibliography. 16 pages.
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Details the history and lasting legacy of this brutal war, which marked a crucial turning point in the battle for control of land in the New World. Both an in-depth history and a guide to the sites where the great ambushes, raids, and full-scale battles took place and can still be seen today. The book provides invaluable insight into this dark and formative period of America’s past. Softcover, 416 pages.
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Examines the choices open to people living in an agrarian culture and how they adjusted to the coming of an industrial order.
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Written by Jane C. Nylander, this is a useful and intimate study of New England domestic life. 334 pp. 162 period illustrations.
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by Barbara L. Covey
Anyone interested in the 1704 raid on Deerfield, Massachusetts, by the French and Indians will want to add this unique account of the part-Indian children of captives Joanna and Rebecca Kellogg to their library. Rebecca Kellogg and her family lived in a world of many contrasts: New France vs. New England, Iroquois vs. Delaware, Presbyterians vs. Moravians. She was born in New England, grew up and had children in New France (Canada), returned to the English colonies as an adult in 1727 and lived in Massachusetts. Rebecca Kellogg Ashley, identified as the first white woman in Broome County, died in New York and was buried at Windsor (aka Onaquaga), New York. Her simple stone calls her “Wausaunia.” She was interpreter to missionaries in 1748 and 1753. Her five sons were born in Canada to a part-Indian father and four married Delaware Indians; the fifth married a Mohawk Indian. If you can trace your ancestors back to New England, you may find a relative among those killed or captured in the Deerfield 1704 raid. Among myriad Deerfield descendants are people descended from the well respected and highly visible brothers of Joanna and Rebecca (also 1704 captives): Captain Joseph Kellogg (who married Rachel Devotion) and Captain Martin Kellogg (who married Dorothy Chester). The mother of the captives was Sarah Dickinson Kellogg. The Dickinsons, Devotions, Chesters, and Ashleys were connections of the “Connecticut River Lords”-the Williamses, Edwardses and Stoddards. 2008, 5½x8½, paper, index, 178 pp.. ISBN: 0788446770
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Stuart Strothman has written an engaging and balanced retelling of the 18th century wars which created New England and America out of ancient indigenous peoples’ home lands. The long forgotten story of Jacques Sackette/Sachette or Saksis, the Mississiquoi Abenaki leader of the 18th century, whose mother was an English captive from western Massachusetts, is the core of this important retelling of the formative history of western Massachusetts, Vermont, and eastern New York. Sackett explores the very rich and personal cultural diversity of the indigenous frontier.
First published in 1828, it went through many editions and proved to be an extremely popular 19th century manual for homemakers. Interesting recipes and remedies, advice on parenting and the myriad of responsibilities of housekeeping are all put forth in straight-forward no-nonsense, Yankee prose. Hardcover 130 pages.
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Read about America’s intriguing beginnings. Explore the life and times of the earliest Americans. The Woodland Indians and their ancestors are North America’s “missing link”. Learn how the bow and arrow became the weapon of choice. How did the “Red Paint People” come by their name. This book addresses some of these compelling questions. Softcover 102 pages