A History of Worcester: 1674-1848

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Author Kenneth J. Moynihan chronicles the fascinating early history of this bustling junction town and offers readers a front-row view of Worcester’s dramatic, nearly forgotten past. The Nipmuc Indians destroyed the first settlement at Worcester in 1675. A second attempt was made in the 1680s, but a permanent settlement did not take root until 1713. Worcester’s first citizens battled French and Indian enemies and endured a succession of political, ethnic and religious rivalries. How did the Nipmuc deal with the English threat? How did settlers cope with changes in economic and political life after the Revolution? For the first time in 170 years, a historian takes a fresh look at the history of early Worcester.
ISBN: 9781596292345
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Massachusetts
Series: Definitive History
Images: 36
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6.875 (w) x 9.75 (h)
Kenneth J. Moynihan is professor emeritus of history and chair of the history department at Assumption College in Worcester. A 1962 graduate of Assumption Preparatory School, he holds a bachelor’s degree from the College of the Holy Cross and master’s and doctoral degrees from Clark University. He was a member of the Assumption faculty from 1970 to 2007. The author of a number of articles in professional journals and books, he also writes a weekly newspaper column, published from 1976 to 1998 in Worcester Magazine and since then in the Worcester Telegram and Gazette.
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