Massachusetts

Author: Richard D. Brown
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 9781558492493
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Massachusetts. From the moment the first English colonists landed on the shores of Plymouth Bay, the experiences of the people of Massachusetts have been emblematic of larger themes in American history. The story of the first Pilgrim thanksgiving is commemorated as a national holiday, while the Boston Tea Party and Paul Revere's ride have passed into the national mythology. Even the grimmer aspects of the American experience -- Indian warfare and the conquest of an ever expanding frontier -- were part of the early history of Massachusetts. In this book, Richard D. Brown and Jack Tager survey the rich heritage of this distinctive, and distinctly American, place, showing how it has long exerted an influence disproportionate to its size. A seedbed of revolt against British colonial rule, Massachusetts has supplied the nation with a long line of political leaders -- from Samuel and John Adams to William Lloyd Garrison and Lucy Stone to John, Robert and Edward Kennedy. Its early textile mills helped shape the industrial revolution, while its experiences with urbanization, immigration, ethnic conflict, and labor strife reflected the growth of the national economy. In the twentieth century, the state continued to lead the country through a series of wrenching economic changes as it moved from the production of goods to the provision of services, eventually becoming a center of the high-tech revolution in telecommunications. If there is one common theme in the Bay State's history, Brown and Tager make clear, it is the capacity to adapt to change. In part this trait can be attributed to the state's unique blend of resources, including its many distinguished colleges and universities. But it can also becredited to the people themselves, who have created a singular sense of place by reconciling claims of tradition with the possibilities of innovation. This book tells their story.

Handbook Of Massachusetts Evidence

Author: Mark S. Brodin
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online
ISBN: 0735560625
Size: 18.81 MB
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Handbook Of Massachusetts Evidence. Handbook of Massachusetts Evidence is the premier work in its field. This comprehensive and practical guide to the law of Massachusetts evidence gives you the latest case law and up-to-date information on all evidentiary matters, including:RelevanceNew kinds of scientific and statistical evidenceCharacter evidenceAdmissibility of confessionsPrivileges and disqualifications Domestic Abuse Prevention StatuteExpert testimony In addition, this new updated Eighth Edition has been expanded to cover recent topics such as: Expert testimony and scientific proof Hearsay Developments in criminal trials With detailed reference to all significant Massachusetts and federal cases with a bearing on the law of evidence, this trial attorney's 'bible' provides all the insightful analysis you need for practical, day-to-day use.

The Massachusetts Bay Colony

Author: Kathleen W. Deady
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 9780736826761
Size: 71.19 MB
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The Massachusetts Bay Colony. Provides an introduction to the history, government, economy, resources, and people of the Massachusetts Colony. Includes maps, charts, and a timeline.

The Pioneers Of Massachusetts

Author: Charles Henry Pope
Publisher: Heritage Books
ISBN: 1556133987
Size: 20.54 MB
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The Pioneers Of Massachusetts. Attempts to identify all the men who came to Massachusetts between 1620 and 1650, a period of enormous influx, and to follow them down to the time of their death with a genealogical sketch.