HIST OF THE MILITARY COMPANY O

Author: Oliver Ayer Roberts
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 1333484003
Release Date: 2016-09-05
Genre: History

Excerpt from History of the Military Company of the Massachusetts, Now Called the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts, 1637 1888, Vol. 1: 1637 1738 R. Zachariah G. Whitman, who joined the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company in 1810, did a commendable work in preparing a complete roster of the Company in 1819. This so intensified his interest in matters pertaining to the Company that he wrote its history. He published the first edition of it in 1820 and a second edition, with many additions written by him, was published by a committee Of the Com pany in 1842, just after Mr. Whitman's death. A more complete history was a fond hope Of Mr. Francis Brinley who gathered some material 3 but death ended his earthly labors before his self-imposed task was hardly begun. His material was kindly forwarded to the compiler of this volume. About 1875, Major Ben: Perley Poore (1848) began a history of the Company was laid aside before he had gathered his material for the first half century. The history by Mr. Whitman and the material gathered by Mr. Brinley (1847) and Major Poore which came into my possession, have been utilized in this volume. The first six pages are the writing of Major Poore They are inserted as a fit introduction to the work, and -in memory of an earnest, busy, and loyal friend and brother. The present volume has been prepared under many difficulties, and it does not reach that state of completeness which the writer fondly desired. The total loss of the records Of the first sixty years of the Company 3 the incompleteness of early family and town records; the different spellings of the same name; the identification of a person who lived two hundred years ago, there being two and sometimes more persons of the same name in the same locality, have multiplied the difficulties and chances of error. Such conditions call for wise judgment, and the writer has used the best he had. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

IPSWICH IN THE MASSACHUSETTS B

Author: Thomas Franklin 1851-1919 Waters
Publisher: Wentworth Press
ISBN: 1363743902
Release Date: 2016-08-27
Genre: History

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A People s History of the United States

Author: Howard Zinn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317325307
Release Date: 2015-08-12
Genre: History

This is a new edition of the radical social history of America from Columbus to the present. This powerful and controversial study turns orthodox American history upside down to portray the social turmoil behind the "march of progress". Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research, A People's History is the only volume to tell America's story from the point of view of - and in the words of - America's women, factory workers, African-Americans, Native Americans, the working poor, and immigrant laborers. As historian Howard Zinn shows, many of America's greatest battles - the fights for fair wage, an eight-hour workday, child-labor laws, health and safety standards, universal suffrage, women's rights, racial equality - were carried out at the grassroots level, against bloody resistance. Covering Christopher Columbus's arrival through the Clinton years A People's History of the United States, which was nominated for the American Book Award in 1981, is an insightful analysis of the most important events in US history.

Keywords

Author: Raymond Williams
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199393213
Release Date: 2014-10
Genre: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES

First published in 1976, Raymond Williams' highly acclaimed Keywords: A Vocabulary of Culture and Society is a collection of lively essays on words that are critical to understanding the modern world. In these essays, Williams, a renowned cultural critic, demonstrates how these key words take on new meanings and how these changes reflect the political bent and values of our past and current society. He chose words both essential and intangible--words like nature, underprivileged, industry, liberal, violence, to name a few--and, by tracing their etymology and evolution, grounds them in a wider political and cultural framework. The result is an illuminating account of the central vocabulary of ideological debate in English in the modern period. This edition features a new original foreword by Colin MacCabe, Distinguished Professor of English and Literature, University of Pittsburgh, that reflects on the significance of Williams' life and work. Keywords remains as relevant today as it was over thirty years ago, offering a provocative study of our language and an insightful look at the society in which we live.

Genealogical Notes of Barnstable Families Scholar s Choice Edition

Author: Charles Francis Swift
Publisher: Scholar's Choice
ISBN: 1297002695
Release Date: 2015-02-13
Genre:

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Joseph Atkins

Author: Francis Higginson Atkins
Publisher: Nabu Press
ISBN: 1295731428
Release Date: 2014-02
Genre:

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History of the Lincoln Family

Author: Waldo Lincoln
Publisher:
ISBN: 0788414895
Release Date: 2013-02-01
Genre: Reference

Previous to 1640, there were eight settlers bearing the surname Lincoln in the little town of Hingham, Massachusetts: Daniel the husbandman and his brothers Samuel the weaver and Thomas the weaver; Daniel the sergeant; Stephen and his brother Thomas the husbandman; Thomas the miller and Thomas the cooper. All of these are thought to have come from county Norfolk, England, but so far as has been learned the several families were not interrelated. Daniel the husbandman and Thomas the weaver left no families, the former dying unmarried. The other six did and, as most of these remained in Hingham or Cohasset (formerly a part of Hingham) for several generations, the task of assigning each family to its proper ancestor has been anything but easy until now. This exceptional genealogy traces ten generations, taking the family up to the time of the Great War in 1914. Extremely detailed and expertly written, it offers a wealth of anecdotal information beyond the usual dates of birth and death. Many wills are presented in their entirety. Children, spouses, places of residence, burial places, inscriptions and occupations are often included. Beyond that, biographical data appears in a pleasantly readable narrative form. The history of the family of Samuel Lincoln possesses greater interest for the general American public than that of most families, because it numbers among its members that distinguished and beloved commoner, President Abraham Lincoln. Portraits and ancestral homes are included in the illustrations.

So Called Dollars

Author: Harold E. Hibler
Publisher: Coin & Currency Institute
ISBN: 9780871841025
Release Date: 2008-02-01
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

When So-Called Dollars was published it was the first, and it is still the only book to deal comprehensively with its subject matter. The book begins with the legendary Erie Canal Completion issues of 1826 and proceeds to catalog 135 years of the Golden Age of American history, all the way up to 1961. Although there have been many propositions for reviving the book over the years, none were more than theoretical musings until two collectors, Tom Hoffman of Crystal Lake, IL and Jonathan Brecher of Cambridge, MA set the process in motion. They have been joined by two others, Dave Hayes and John Dean, to produce a remarkable new edition, of the sort that can only be the product of dedicated hobbyists who love their subject and see it as their obligation to share with others the knowledge gained from years of collecting. While the second edition holds true to the original in basic style and in substance, prices have skyrocketed and it offers much that is new. There are many more illustrations than in the first edition. In fact, virtually every type is now represented by a photograph. More historical information for the issues is presented in the text, which has been further expanded with additional listings of both previously unknown metal varieties and totally new items. The size of each item is now given in mm rather than in 16ths of an inch as in the 1963 edition. Each issue has been assigned a rarity rating of from R-1, indicating more than 5,000 known, to R-10, meaning unique. In addition, a loose-leaf price guide included in each book at no additional charge. The index has been expanded to include references to more subjects and places. Finally, there is a section of color plates. The Hibler & Kappen book remains the standard reference work on the subject with its HK numbers an instantly recognizable means of cataloging and identification.

History of the Town of Middleboro Massachusetts

Author: Thomas Weston
Publisher: Andesite Press
ISBN: 129775557X
Release Date: 2015-08-12
Genre:

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The Worship of the Serpent

Author: John Bathurst Deane
Publisher: Health Research Books
ISBN: 0787302791
Release Date: 1970-06-01
Genre:

Traced throughout the world, & its traditions referred to events in paradise: Proving the temptation & fall of man by instrumentality of a serpent tempter.