As one of the original Thirteen Colonies and birthplace of the American Revolution, Massachusetts has continued the rich tradition of liberty throughout its storied history, becoming a primary contributor to many fields of human endeavor in American society.
Massachusetts native August C. Bolino profiles two hundred significant historical personages from this state in Men of Massachusetts. Beginning with a brief history, Bolino traces the role individual men have played throughout the state's nearly four-hundred-year history, offering a concise and informative profile of each one. He discusses how Massachusetts has been a leader in reform movements, including education, the abolition of slavery, and women's and African American suffrage.
In addition, Bolino depicts how people of Massachusetts spread culture in literature, music, entertainment, and sports, championed liberty, encouraged entrepreneurship, and paved the way for us in the twenty-first century. Profiles include such storied figures as John Adams and Oliver Wendell Holmes, Henry David Thoreau and Nathaniel Hawthorne, Elias Howe and Calvin Coolidge, and, of course, the Kennedy family.
A true testament to the remarkable achievements of the people of Massachusetts, this compendium shows the fruits of true liberal philosophy.