New on our Shelves: American Insurgents, American Patriots

By Jeremy Dibbell

It’s no exaggeration to say that you could fill a shelf with books coming out this fall which draw on collections or publications of the MHS. I’ll be highlighting some of these in a series of posts, beginning with this one.

T.H. Breen’s American Insurgents, American Patriots: The Revolution of the People (Hill and Wang, 2010) uses as the centerpiece of one very interesting chapter the “Correspondence in 1774 and 1775, Between a Committee of the Town of Boston and Contributors of Donations for the Relief of the Sufferers by the Boston Port Bill,” published in Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society, 4th Series, Volume IV (1858), pp. 1-279. This volume of the Collections can be read online via Google Books (here) or of course you’re welcome to read the volume here in the library. The original Boston Committee of Donations letterbooks remain in our collections as well; you can see the catalog record for those here.

Stay tuned for more of this fall’s new books, and of course watch our events calendar for all the upcoming author talks and discussions.