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Forgotten Tales of Massachusetts
     

Forgotten Tales of Massachusetts

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by Peter F. Stevens
 

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W hen the first Pilgrims arrived on the shores of Massachusetts, they set foot in a world full of promise and new beginnings. Colonists witnessed the births of new children, governments and traditions, but even the Puritans could not wholly escape the Old World’s basest human instincts. In Plymouth, John Billington committed the nation’s first murder,

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W hen the first Pilgrims arrived on the shores of Massachusetts, they set foot in a world full of promise and new beginnings. Colonists witnessed the births of new children, governments and traditions, but even the Puritans could not wholly escape the Old World’s basest human instincts. In Plymouth, John Billington committed the nation’s first murder, and in Boston, the “Mass Bay Madam” Alice Thomas opened the first brothel. A Charlestown midwife and healer was hanged for witchcraft. Yet Massachusetts also produced William Phips, America’s first undersea treasure hunter; Peter Salem, the first black war hero; Ann Bradstreet, pioneer poetess; and William Ives, printer of the first board game. In these dramatic and vividly imaginative tales, Peter Stevens narrates fascinating episodes from Massachusetts history, piecing together forgotten yet essential aspects of American identity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596296213
Publisher:
History Press, The
Publication date:
12/28/2008
Series:
Forgotten Tales Ser.
Pages:
157
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


Peter Stevens, author of Hidden History of the Boston Irish, is an author, editor, and award-winning full-time freelance writer and journalist He is a contributing editor and writes the feature column “It Happened in Dorchester” for the Dorchester Reporter and has contributed numerous articles to newspapers throughout New England. He is currently the News & Features Editor of the Boston Irish Reporter, contributing editor of the Dorchester Reporter, and regular contributor to Golf Magazine, Yankee Magazine, The New York Times Syndicate, American Heritage, American History, VFW, Early American Homes, True West, Old West, Grit, Hudson Valley, Cape Cod Life, Maryland, Virginia Cavalcade, Military History, Great Battles, America's Civil War, British Heritage, and The World of Hibernia.

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Forgotten Tales of Massachusetts 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yep. I'm Sky High. And this is Songbird.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In our world, Changelings take the form of anypony by feeding off their love for another pony. For instance, when Princess Mi Amoura Cadenza went to go get married to my brother Shining Armor, the changeling leader Queen Chrysalis fed off her love for him and took her form, then locked her in the deongons underneath Canterlot Castle and tried to marry Shining Armor so her subjects could feed.<br> RD: Ugh! Egghead stuff! *Holds her head in her hooves.*<br> FS: *Looks up at Fred and smiles.* Hi there little guy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Aiisha blinked. "In that way, it sounds like Skultums and Changelings are pretty similar." "Poot!" Fred backflipped off her head, his bright blue scales gleaming, and hovered in front of her face.