Secondary Source Wish List

The MHS Library seeks your help expanding our collection of modern scholarly works. The library collects these secondarysources to support the work of researchers using our collections. Below is a list of over 100 titles we seek in order to fill some holes in our current holdings.

Turn your spring cleaning into a way to help the Society and to get your name on an MHS bookplate. Search your bookshelves, your closets, and under your beds, and contact Librarian Elaine Heavey ( or 617-646-0509) if you have a title (or titles) you would like to donate.

Felix Albert, Immigrant Odyssey: A French-Canadian Habitant in New England, 1991.

A. J. Angulo, William Barton Rogers and the Idea of MIT, 2009. 

Diana C Archibald, Dickens and Massachusetts: The Lasting Legacy of the Commonwealth Visits, 2015. 

Richard A. Bailey, Race and Redemption in Puritan New England, 2011. 

 Michael C. Batinkski, Pastkeepers in a Small Place: Five Centuries in Deerfield, Massachusetts, 2004. 

Jordan Bear, Disillusioned: Victorian Photography and the Discerning Subject, 2015. 

Chris Beneke, The Lively Experiment: Religious Toleration in America from Roger Williams to the Present, 2015. 

Anne M. Boylan, Sunday School: The Formation of an American Institution, 1790-1880, 1988. 

Dona Brown, Inventing New England, Regional Tourism in the Nineteenth Century, 1995. 

Alan Clarke Buechner, Yankee Singing Schools and the Golden Age of Choral Music in New England, 1760-1800, 2003. 

Joseph F. Byrnes, The Virgin of Chartres: An Intellectual and Psychological History of the Work of Henry Adams, 1981. 

Ardis Cameron, Radicals of the Worst Sort: Laboring Women in Lawrence, Massachusetts, 1860-1912, 1994. 

Alfred A. Cave, The Pequot War, 1996. 

Richard W. Cogley, John Eliot's Mission to the Indians before King Phillip's War, 1999. 

Daniel A. Cohen, Pillars of Salt, Monuments of Grace: New England Literature and the Origins of American Popular Culture, 1674-1860, 1993. 

Joseph A. Conforti, Saints and Strangers: New England in British North America, 2006. 

Sheila Connor, New England Natives: A Celebration of People and Trees, 1994. 

Cedric B. Cowing, The Saving Remnant: Religion and the Settling of New England, 1995. 

Thomas J. Craughwell, Thomas Jefferson's Creme Brulee: How a Founding Father and His Slave James Hemings Introduced French Cuisine to America, 2012. 

Christopher Crenner, Private Practice: In the Early Twentieth-Century Medical Office of Dr. Richard Cabot, 2005. 

Leonard P. Curry, The Free Black in Urban America, 1800-1850: The Shadow of the Dream, 1981. 

N. J., III and Rhys Williams Demerath, A Bridging of Faiths: Religion and Politics in a New England City, 1992. 

Dave DeWitt, The Founding Foodies: How Washington, Jefferson, and Franklin Revolutionized American Cuisine, 2010. 

Peter B, Philip I Moss, David G. Terkla Doeringer, The New England Fishing Economy: Jobs, Income, and Kinship, 1986. 

Peter M. Doll, Revolution, Religion and National Identity: Imperial Anglicanism in British North America, 1745-`795, 2000. 

Josephine Donovan, New England Local Color Literature: A Women's Tradition, 1983. 

Virginia C. Drachman, Hospital with a Heart: Women Doctors and the Paradox of Separatism at the New England Hospital, 1862-1969, 1984. 

James D. Drake, King Phillip's War: Civil War in New England, 1675-1676, 1999. 

John H. Dryfhout, The Work of Augustus Saint-Guadens, 1982. 

Edwin L. Dunbaugh, Night Boat to New England, 1815-1900, 1992. 

Beth English, A Common Thread: Labor, Politics, and Capital Mobility in the Textile Industry, 2006.

Barbara Leslie Epstein, The Politics of Domesticity: Women, Evangelism, and Temperance in Nineteenth-Century America, 1981. 

A. G. Evans, Fanatic Heart: A Life of John Boyle O'Reilly, 1844-1890, 1997.  

Robert Fishman, Bourgeois Utopias: The Rise and Fall of Suburbia, 1987. 

Amanda Gailey, Proofs of Genius: Collected Editions from the American Revolution to the Digital Age, 2015. 

J. Matthew Gallman, Defining Duty in the Civil War: Personal Choice, Popular Culture, and the Union Home Front, 2015. 

Alison Games, Migration and the Origins of the Atlantic World, 1999.

John S. Garner, The Model Company Town: Urban Design through Private Enterprise in Nineteenth-Century New England, 1985.

Lisa M. Gordis, Opening Scripture: Bible Reading and Interpretive Authority in New England, 2003.

Phillip Gould, Covenant and Republic: Historical Romance and the Politics of Puritanism, 1996.

Sharony Green, Remember Me to Miss Louisa: Hidden Black-White Intimacies in Antebellum America, 2015.

Nora Ellen Groce, Everyone Here Spoke Sign Language: Herdeitary Deafness on Martha's Vineyard, 1985.

Marsha L. Hamilton, Social and Economic Networks in Early Massachusetts: Atlantic Connections, 2009.

H Fred Harrison, Athletics for All: Physical Education and Athletics at Phillips Academy, Andover, 1778-1978, 1983.

Benjamin L. Hartley, Evangelicals at a Crossroads: Revivalism and Social Reform in Boston, 1860-1910, 2011.

Ida Hay, Science in the Pleasure Ground: A History of the Arnold Arboretum, 1995.

John F Hoadley, Origins of American Politicsl Parties, 1789-1803, 1986.

John Hoerr, We Can't Eat Prestige: The Women Who Organized Harvard, 1997.

Madeline Y Hsu, The Good Immigrants: How the Yellow Peril Became the Model Minority, 2015.

James L. Huston, The British Gentry, the Southern Planter, and the Northern Family Farmer: Agriculture and Sectional Antagonism in North America, 2015.

Christine E. Jackson, John James LaForest Audubon: An English Perspective, 2013.

David Jaffee, People of the Wachusett: Greater New England in History and Memory, 1630-1860, 1999.

Jane Kamensky, Governing the Tongue: The Politics of Speech in Early New England, 1997.

Alice Kessler-Harris, Out to Work: A History of Wage-Earning Women in the United States, 1982.

Marie Kimball, Thomas Jefferson's Cook Book, 1989.

Mark Kurlanksy, The Last Fish Tale: The Fate of the Atlantic and Survival in Glouster, America's Oldest Fishing Port and most Original Town, 2008.

Vincent A. Lapomarda, The Boston Mayor Who Became Truman's Secretary of Labor: Maurice J. Tobin and the Democratic Party, 1995.

Bruce Laurie, Beyond Garrison: Antislavery and Social Reform, 2005.

Carolyn J. Lawes, Women and Reform in a New England Community, 1815-1860, 2000.

Russell M. Lawson, The Sea Mark: Captain John Smith's Voyage to New England, 2015.

David Leverenz, The Language of Puritan Feeling: An Exploration in Literature, Psychology, and Social History, 1980.

David Levering Lewis, W. E. B. Du Bois: The Fight for Equality and the American Century, 1919-1963, 2000.

Gloria L. Main, Peoples of a Spacious Land: Families and Cultures in Colonial New England, 2001.

Carole Marks, Farewell - We're Good and Gone: The Great Black Migration, 1989.

Robert Morris, The Papers of Robert Morris, 1781-1784, Volume 9, 1999.

Robert Morris, The Papers of Robert Morris, 1781-1784, Volume 8, 1996.

Stuart Murray, A Time of War: A Northern Chronicle of the Civil War, 2001.

Kathy Neustadt, Clambake: A History & Celebration of an American Tradition, 1992.

Jeffery Karl Ochsner, H. H. Richardson: Complete Architectural Works, 1982.

Sandra L. Oliver, Saltwater Foodways: New Englanders and Their Food at Sea and Ashore in the Nineteenth Century, 1995.

Lewis J. Paper, Brandeis, 1983.

Elizabeth Reis, Damned Women: Sinners and Witches in Puritan New England, 1997.

Fey Ringel, New England's Gothic Literature: History and Folklore of the Supernatural from the Seventeenth through the Twentieth Century, 1995.

Timothy Salls, Guide To The Manuscript Collections Of The New England Historic Genealogical Society.

J. Brian Sheeherian, The Boston School Integration Dispute: Social Change and Legal Manuevers, 1984.

Nina Silber, Daughters of the Union: Northern Women Fight the Civil War, 2005.

Ira Stoll, Samuel Adams: A Life, 2008.

Ann (Editor) Taves, Religion and Domestic Violence in Early New England: The Memoirs of Abigail Abbot Bailey, 1989.

Cecelia Tichi, New World, New Earth: Environmental Reform in American Literature from Puritans to Whitman, 1979.

Heidi Vernon-Wortzel, Lowell: The Corporations and the City, 1993.

Joseph S. Wood, The New England Village, 1997.