Massachusetts at a Glance

 
 
University of Massachusetts Press
  • erschienen am 30. Juni 2004
 
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 336 Seiten
978-1-55849-440-4 (ISBN)
 
An A-to-Z guide to the rich heritage and current attractions of the Bay State; Designed for both residents and visitors, this book offers an alphabetically arranged compendium of information about people, places, and events - past and present - in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Its aim is to provide a handy one-volume reference guide to a state that has played a central role in American history since the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock in 1620. Site of the first Thanksgiving in the seventeenth century and seedbed of revolutionary sentiment during the eighteenth, the Bay State became a center of industrialization during the nineteenth and of the high tech revolution during the twentieth. It has served as home to some of the nation's most renowned writers, from Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson to Robert Lowell and Sylvia Plath, as well as some of its most prominent public figures, including Samuel Adams, Daniel Webster, W. E. B. Du Bois, and John F. Kennedy. A professional historian with a long-standing interest in the history of Massachusetts, Jack Tager has organized the book to allow readers to find answers to questions in an efficient and reliable manner.
 
An A-to-Z guide to the rich heritage and current attractions of the Bay State; Designed for both residents and visitors, this book offers an alphabetically arranged compendium of information about people, places, and events - past and present - in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Its aim is to provide a handy one-volume reference guide to a state that has played a central role in American history since the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock in 1620. Site of the first Thanksgiving in the seventeenth century and seedbed of revolutionary sentiment during the eighteenth, the Bay State became a center of industrialization during the nineteenth and of the high tech revolution during the twentieth. It has served as home to some of the nation's most renowned writers, from Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson to Robert Lowell and Sylvia Plath, as well as some of its most prominent public figures, including Samuel Adams, Daniel Webster, W. E. B. Du Bois, and John F. Kennedy. A professional historian with a long-standing interest in the history of Massachusetts, Jack Tager has organized the book to allow readers to find answers to questions in an efficient and reliable manner.
  • Englisch
  • Massachusetts
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  • USA
40 illustrations
978-1-55849-440-4 (9781558494404)

Jack Tager is professor emeritus of history at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and coauthor of Massachusetts: A Concise History.
Jack Tager is professor emeritus of history at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and coauthor of Massachusetts: A Concise History.
"A valuable source of information about the state that will be used and enjoyed by general readers and scholars alike. The alphabetical entries, the timeline, and the statistical appendix are all entertaining and informative. They illustrate a great deal about the distinctive history of Massachusetts and will provoke many more inquiries by students and interested citizens." - Lawrence W. Kennedy, author of Planning the City upon a Hill: Boston since 1630; "A personal guide rather than a compilation by committee, this volume offers a wealth of information selected and organized by a distinguished scholar of Massachusetts history for a general audience. Jack Tager should be congratulated for compiling this book." - Kerry W. Buckley, director, Historic Northampton"
 
"A valuable source of information about the state that will be used and enjoyed by general readers and scholars alike. The alphabetical entries, the timeline, and the statistical appendix are all entertaining and informative. They illustrate a great deal about the distinctive history of Massachusetts and will provoke many more inquiries by students and interested citizens." - Lawrence W. Kennedy, author of Planning the City upon a Hill: Boston since 1630; "A personal guide rather than a compilation by committee, this volume offers a wealth of information selected and organized by a distinguished scholar of Massachusetts history for a general audience. Jack Tager should be congratulated for compiling this book." - Kerry W. Buckley, director, Historic Northampton"

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