The History of Massachusetts Blog is a website about the rich history of the state of Massachusetts. The blog covers the entire span of Massachusetts history, from the pre-colonial days to the present day.
The goal of the History of Massachusetts Blog is to give readers the most thorough, detailed and hard-to-find historical information possible. The blog aims to bring you topics, stories and information you can’t find anywhere else.
The blog focuses heavily on firsthand accounts and reports from the original sources to help give readers a clearer understanding of the events and the people involved. Many historical facts are often lost or distorted over time so the History of Massachusetts Blog aims to clear up any misinformation, myths and mistruths.
The History of Massachusetts Blog has been linked to and/or mentioned in numerous publications, including in articles by History.com, the Salem News, Business Insider, Time Magazine, Salon. CBS Boston, the Ford Foundation and the University of Chicago Library website.
The blog has also been cited as a reference in a number of books including:
- No Stopping Us Now: The Adventures of Older Women by Gail Collins
- The Real Witches of New England: History, Lore, and Modern Practice by Ellen Evert Hopman
- Shantytown, USA: Forgotten Landscapes of the Working Poor by Lisa Goff
In addition, History of Massachusetts Blog posts have been republished in various newspapers and journals, including in the Historical Journal of Massachusetts.
The History of Massachusetts Blog is independently owned and operated by freelance journalist Rebecca Beatrice Brooks. Brooks is a history lover and Massachusetts native from the North Shore area. She earned a B.A. in English/Journalism from the University of New Hampshire and got her start in journalism working at numerous small town newspapers in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
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