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In Public Houses: Drink & the Revolution of Authority in Colonial Massachusetts

By: David W. Conroy.

Price: $27.50

Publisher: University of North Carolina Press: c1995

Seller ID: 845213


In this study of the role of taverns in the development of Massachusetts society, David Conroy brings into focus a vital and controversial but little-understood facet of public life during the colonial era. Concentrating on the Boston area, he reveals a popular culture at odds with Puritan social ideals, one that contributed to the transformation of Massachusetts into a republican society. Public houses were an integral part of colonial community life and hosted a variet... View more info

On the Road North of Boston: New Hampshire Taverns and Turnpikes, 1700-1900

By: Donna-Belle Garvin, James L. Garvin.

Price: $29.95

Publisher: University Press of New England: [2003]

Seller ID: 653213


A favorite regional history is back in print.First published in 1988 by the New Hampshire Historical Society, and long since sought after, On the Road North of Boston is back in print. This richly illustrated, entertaining book is an invaluable resource for New Hampshire residents and students of the state's history alike. Nine extensively researched and meticulously prepared chapters depict historic taverns and tavern society of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Ne... View more info

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Yellow Tavern and Beyond, From Family Letters and Journals

By: Dorothy Francis Atkinson

Price: $43.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: A4131


On memorial days in the 1930s, the author helped her father with the decoration of J. E. B. Stuart's monument on the Yellow Tavern battlefield in Virginia. The area called Yellow Tavern cannot be located on any modern map. Yellow Tavern is now defined by the action that took place there, along the roads that passed through it, the railroads that encircled it, and by the lives of the families who lived there during the eighteenth century. It is the author's intention by t... View more info

The Tavern at the Ferry

By: Edwin Tunis.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press: 2002

Seller ID: 869315


At first the ferry was just a hollowed-out log canoe in which Henry Baker carried wayfarers across the Delaware River from Bucks County, Pennsylvania, to New Jersey. Horses had to swim and tired travelers were put up in the Baker home. Nearly a century later, in December 1776, General George Washington set up headquarters in a mansion near the prosperous tavern that had replaced Baker's house. In The Tavern at the Ferry, Edwin Tunis recreates the people, houses, and arti... View more info

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Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Maryland

By: Frederick Philip Stieff

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press: 1997

Seller ID: 857368


Frederick Philip Stieff, son of the piano-making Baltimore family, was a celebrated amateur chef and a sort of menu historian. He made a personal crusade of collecting-mainly using hand-written family papers and the memories of aged cooks-old Maryland recipes. This volume, he declares in his foreword, offers merely "a generalization, a diversification of the receipts [as he calls them] which have for decades contributed to the gastronomic supremacy of Maryland." View more info

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Stage-Coach Days in the Bluegrass: Being An Account of Stage-Coach Travel and Tavern Days in Lexington and Central Kentucky, 1800-1900

By: J. Winston Coleman, Jr.; foreword by Thomas D. Clark.

Price: $19.96

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky: [1995], c1935

Seller ID: 119146


Along with his focus on the development of stage-coach travel, Coleman covers details such as pioneer roads, taverns, travelers' experiences, mail carriers, and the coming of the railroad. This fascinating look at an age gone by is truly a work of regional culture. View more info