Suggested Books (nonfiction) about New England
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I've read a lot of New England history over the years, mostly social history.
A recent read: Mistress Bradstreet:The Untold Life of America's First Poet by Charlotte Gordon. This was a very enjoyable and readable biography, although to be quite honest, when I was finished, I was glad to be away from the Puritan thinking!
My Heart is Boundless: Writings of Abigail May Alcott, Louisa's Mother by Eve LaPlante. Quite a bit of Abbie May's diary was destroyed, but LaPlante has done a good job editing the bits that survived, plus letters and other writing which, although short, provides us insight into an extraordinary woman (hey, it wasn't easy being married to Bronson Alcott).
I've now started New England Bound: Slavery and Colonization in Early America by Wendy Warren. I've read several other related books, including one PhD thesis on African Americans in New England, so the Warren book should be interesting.
>3 Meredy: Sounds interesting, Meredy.
I would also recommend highly Sarah Vowell's The Wordy Shipmates on audio...lest we idealize those early days of colonization:-)