LOCAL HISTORY RESOURCES - Local Historical Resources

Local  & Regional History

Essex County Region of Lower Merrimack River Valley, Massachusetts, USA


Socio-Economic History


Labaree, Benjamin W.; “Patriots & Partisans: The Merchants of Newburyport (1764-1815)”, Harvard University Press, MA, 1962.

 

Thernstrom, Stephan; “Poverty & Progress”, Harvard University Press, MA, 1964.

 


Merrimack River History

 

Newburyport and the Merrimack, Peter E. Randall, Down East Books, Camden, ME, 1981

 

The History of the Marine Society of Newburyport, MA

 

Maritime History of the Merrimac: Shipbuilding, Robert K. Cheney, Newburyport Press, Inc., 1964

 

The Merrimack, Raymond P. Holden, Rinehart & Co., Inc., NY, 1958

 

Mariner Cheney, My Dad, Harriet Cheney Nealand-Staley, Newburyport Press, Inc., 1992



Revolutionary War Era

 

Hamilton, Edith; “When Tyranny Trembled”, Dorrance & Co., Philadelphia, PA, 1974.

 

Marquand, John P.; “Lord Timothy Dexter of Newburyport, Mass.”, Minton, Balch & Co., NY, 1925.

 

 

Civil War Era

 

O’Connor, Thomas H.; “Civil War Boston: Home Front & Battlefield”, Northeastern University Press, Boston, 1997.

 

Mayer, Henry; “All On Fire: William Lloyd Garrison and the Abolition of Slavery”, St. Martin’s Griffin, NY, 1998.

 

Woodwell, Roland H.; “John Greenleaf Whittier: A Biography”, DBL Commercial Printers, Haverhill, MA, 1985.

 

Pullen, John J.; “A Shower of Stars” (The story of the Medal of Honor and the 27th ME Vol. Rgt.)

 

Horwitz, Tony; “Confederates in the Attic”, Vintage Books, NY, 1999.

 

 

Seafaring / Fishing

 

Philbrick, Nathaniel; “In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex”, Penguin Putnam Press, NY, 2000.

 

Kurlansky, Mark; “Cod”, Penguin Books, NY, 1997.