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Cultivating a Past: Essays on the History of Hadley, Massachusetts
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Cultivating a Past: Essays on the History of Hadley, Massachusetts (Hardback)

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This work commemorates the 350th anniversary of a historic New England town. In 1659, a group of Puritan dissenters made their way north from Hartford and Wethersfield, Connecticut, to a crook in the Connecticut River that cut through some of the most fertile land in New England. Three hundred and fifty years later, a group of distinguished scholars mark the founding of that town - Hadley, Massachusetts - with a book that explores a history as rich as that soil. Edited with an introduction by Marla R. Miller, ""Cultivating a Past"" brings together fifteen essays, some previously published and others new, that tell the story of Hadley from a variety of disciplinary vantage points. Archaeologists Elizabeth Chilton, Siobhan Hart, Christopher Donta, Edward Hood, and Rita Reinke investigate relations between Native and European communities, while historians Gregory Nobles, Alice Nash, Brian Ogilvie, Karen Parsons, and Pulitzer Prize winner Laurel Thatcher Ulrich explore the social, cultural, and political past of this New England town. Musicologist Andrea Olmstead surveys the career of composer Roger Sessions, costume specialist Lynne Bassett interprets the wardrobes of the town's seventeenth-century residents, and Smith College rare books curator Martin Antonetti charts the course of a 1599 Bible alleged to have been used by the regicide William Goffe in his Hadley refuge. Taken together, the essays capture how men and women in this small community responded to the same challenges that have faced other New Englanders from the seventeenth century to the present. They also reveal how the town's historical sense of itself evolved along the way, as stories of the alleged 'Angel of Hadley', of favorite sons Joseph Hooker and Clarence Hawkes, and of daughters Mary Webster and Elizabeth Porter Phelps contributed to a civic identity that celebrates strength of character.

Essays & WritingEssays & JournalismLiterary essaysHistory & PoliticsLocal interest, family history & nostalgiaLocal historyHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyHistory of the Americas Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press Publication Date: 15/06/2009 ISBN-13: 9781558497009  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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MARLA R. MILLER is associate professor of history and director of the Public History Program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is author of The Needle's Eye: Women and Work in the Age of Revolution (University of Massachusetts Press, 2006).

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