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Written by John Winthrop while on board the Arbella on the way to Massachusetts.
Banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony for daring to hold religious beliefs at odds with Puritanism.
Description of the 1745 battle in New France (now Quebec) for which Louisburg Square on Beacon Hill is named.
Descriptions of colonial artifacts uncovered during the Big Dig.
Assisting Colonial vendors and re-enactors.
"Updated bi-weekly, The Concord Life is a fully-integrated website that goes beyond the travel guides to see the beauty of Concord, Ma and surrounding communities through the eyes of a long-time area resident and her two young daughters. The Concord Life takes a comfortable stroll through a town committed to preservation of natural resources and man-made treasures dating from the 18th and 19th centuries, while serving up a dose of daily life in a place where Main Street thrives and the old and the new co-exist comfortably."
All about the Puritan leader.
A look at the 11 girls on the ship.
An Anglican minister, Eliot traveled throughout eastern Massachusetts in the mid-1600s, setting up a series of "Praying Indian" communities. He also printed the first Bible in North America - in the Natick Indian language.
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Biography of the "City on a Hill" guy.
In 1675, rising tensions between the incoming English and Native Americans led to this war, in which the natives nearly succeeded in driving out the British. In the end, however, Philip was captured and then drawn and quartered, with his head paraded through Plymouth.
Information about and for the descendants of settlers who came on the Mary and John in 1630 and founded Dorchester.
Quaker hanged by the Puritans.
Book: Biography of the Quaker woman hanged in Boston in 1660 for her religious beliefs.
Text of the charter from King Charles I that set up the colony.
It starts in 1517.
See how the Pilgrims lived in this recreation of a Pilgrim settlement.
Brief essays on various people, events and documents that made the town famous.
Book: Historian E. Digby Baltzell compares the leadership of these two colonial cities.
Book: Popular mores in a Massachusetts county, 1649-1699.
An analysis of their history. Includes a copy of the Mayflower Compact.
Much of Boston's early prosperity relied on this system, in which slaves in the West Indies made molasses that was shipped to Boston to be fermented into rum to be sold in England to pay to send more slaves to the West Indies. Boston actually remained a large rum producer until Prohibition.
Boston's oldest cemetery; almost all the city's original settlers are buried there.
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