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This collection of pre-Revolutionary era diaries provides a rich and authentic portrait of incidents, manners, customs, and details of life in pre-Revolutionary America. The records of farmers and businessmen are to be found here, as well as those of clergymen, soldiers, students, and physicians. The inclusive nature of this project will make it of interest to the general reader as well as to students and scholars of various disciplines, and to an even greater variety of topical researchers--from Indians and industry to epidemics and earthquakes.
Titles from the Massachusetts Historical Society Collections may be purchased by individual reel.
“These testimonies take the historical stories out of the realm of history and place them in the realm of the human.”
“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education." –Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.