Welcome to the History of Massachusetts blog! This site is packed full of information about Massachusetts history.
The History of Massachusetts aims to give readers in-depth, detailed and hard-to-find historical information on centuries of Massachusetts history, starting in the 17th century and ending in the present day.
This blog brings you topics and info you can’t find anywhere else. It focuses heavily on firsthand accounts, quotes and reports from the original sources to give readers a better understanding of what really happened.
Many historical facts are often lost or distorted over time, so the History of Massachusetts vows to clear up any misinformation or myths.
The blog articles cover everything from the state’s early history, when only Native-Americans, traders and early explorers occupied the land, to modern times.
In doing so, the blog explores how Massachusetts has slowly evolved over time from a small British colony to what it is today and how it has overcome wars, mass hysteria, a revolution and economic struggles along the way.
To get you started, here’s a list of some of our most popular posts:
♦ The Salem Witch Trials
♦ The Roles of Women in the Revolutionary War
♦ Deborah Sampson: Woman Warrior of the American Revolution
♦ John Proctor: First Male Accused Witch
♦ Tituba: The Slave of Salem
♦ Elizabeth Proctor: The Salem Witch Trials Widow
♦ Where Did the First Shot Heard Round the World Happen?
♦ Where is the Real Gallows Hill
♦ History of Danvers State Hospital
♦ The Trial of Rebecca Nurse