Massachusetts

When you think of U.S. states that are truly historic, Massachusetts is probably one of the first to come to mind, and with good reason. It was the sixth state to join the union in 1788 and is the birthplace of four American presidents – John Adams, John Quincy Adams, John F. Kennedy, and George H.W. Bush. It’s home to the Basketball Hall of Fame, as well as America’s very first public park, and was the site of the Boston Tea Party.

However, it’s important to realize that your average American history class only tells you part of the story of Massachusetts and its rich history. Look to regional history and local interest literature to fill you in on the rest.

Exploring the Old Colony State in Detail

American history involves more than just presidents, wars, and treaties. It’s also largely about the individuals, industries, communities, and neighborhoods that make America great. Local interest books can introduce you to so much of this.

Trace the origins and evolution of multiple cities, towns, and counties in Massachusetts, including but not limited to Lawrence, Boston, Concord, and Salem. Get to know the Irish population of Haverhill. Explore the covered bridges for which Massachusetts is famous, with a collection of beautiful photographs and firsthand accounts. Learn why the Coast Guard’s deepest roots are strongly tied to Massachusetts.

Feed Your Head with Unique Reads from Arcadia

Each volume in Arcadia Publishing’s comprehensive catalog shines a much deserved spotlight on a different slice of American life, community, and industry. Each is penned by a local historian with a unique view in regards to the subject at hand.

Satisfy your curiosity when it comes to historical accounts, local legends, and more about your hometown. Discover new local heroes to admire and favorite topics to explore.

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