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Books about Dorchester in General
 Printed Materials Relating to Dorchester - General

Manuscripts:

Many institutions contain documents relating to Dorchester. In addition to the Dorchester Historical Society, there are two in particular that received the collections of the earlier incarnation of the Society -- the Dorchester Antiquarian and Historical Society.

Massachusetts Historical Society

The Dorchester Antiquarian and Historical Society records consist of records of the Society as well as collected historical materials. The collection spans from 1641 - 1904, with the library holdings from 1641 - 1890, and the institution records spanning 1843- 1904. The collection is divided into two series: I. Institutional Records (1842-1904) and II. Collections (1641-1890).

New England Historical And Genealogical Society

Dorchester Antiquarian and Historical Society records, 1635 - 1874 (bulk: 1720 - 1870), mostly not the archives of the DAHS, but documents relating to Dorchester.

Newspaper:

Dorchester Beacon. 1914-1960. Microfilm BPL An2.M4D62

Books:

"Ancient Paper Hangings in Dorchester, Massachusetts." New England Historical and Genealogical Register. 19 (1865), 170.

Andrews, Agnes. "The Light of March 17, 1776. New England Magazine. 52 (1914-1915, 208-210.

Ayres, Ida. "The Story of Shirley Place." New England Magazine. new series 15 (1896-1897), 743-755.

Bacon, Edwin M., ed. Boston of Today. Boston: Post Publishing Co., 1892.

Banks, Charles Edward. Winthrop Fleet of 1630. An Account of the Vessels the Voyage, the Passengers and their English Homes ... Boston, 1930.

Barber, John Warner. Historical Collections, Being a General Collection of Interesting Facts, Traditions, Biographical Sketches, Anecdotes, &c. Worcester: Dorr, Howland & Co., 1839.

Barrows, Samuel J. "Dorchester, 1870-1899." ms ca. 1900 - reportedly at the Dorchester Historical Society.

Barrows, Charles M. "Old Dorchester." Bay State Monthly. 3 (1885).

Barrows, Samuel J. "Dorchester in the Colonial Period", chapter in vol. 1 of Memorial History of Boston.Justin Winsor, ed.
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Barrows, Samuel J. "Dorchester in the Provincial Period," chapter in vol. 2 of Memorial History of Boston. Justin Winsor, ed.
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Barrows, Samuel J. "Dorchester in the Last Hundred Years," chapter in vol. 3 of Memorial History of Boston. Justin Winsor, ed.
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Benes, Peter, ed. The Farm. Boston University, 1986.

Birket, James. Some Cursory Remarks Made by James Birket in His Voyage to North America, 1750-1751. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1916.

Blake, Francis Everett. "The British Raid on Dorchester Neck," Feb, 1776. New England Historical and Genealogical Register 53 (1899).

Blake, James. Annals of the Town of Dorchester. Collections of the Dorchester Antiquarian and Historical Society. Boston: D. Clapp, Jr., 1846.

Blanchard, Hiram W. An Open Letter to the Second Congregational Church of Dorchester, Massachusetts. Boston: Printed by Warren Richardson, 1880.
* Click here to read the pdf version of this publication.

Bolstis, Edith R. "Dorchester Before Annexation." Our Boston, 1 (April, 1926.

Bossi, Karl R. Just Call Me Moose! Published by the Author, 2005.

Bosson, Charles P. History of the Forty-Second Regiment Infantry, Massachusetts Volunteers, 1862, 1863, 1864. Boston: Mills, Knight & Co., 1886.

Boston 200 Dorchester. Neighborhood History Series, 1976.

Boston Landmarks Commission. Research reports on Boston Landmarks located in Dorchester and neighborhood inventories.

Boston Redevelopment Authority. Dorchester/Fields Corner: District Profile and Proposed 1978-1980 Neighborhood Improvement Program 1977 manuscript

Boston Redevelopment Authority. Dorchester/Uphams Corner: District Profile and Proposed 1978-1980 Neighborhood Improvement Program 1977 manuscript

Bratton, William with Peter Knobler. Turnaround: How Americas Top Cop Reversed the Crime Epidemic. New York, 1998. Includes section on growing up in Dorchester.

Bremer, Francis J. Puritan Experiment: New England Society from Bradford to Edwards. Hanover: University Press of New England, 1995.

"Celebrating the Neponset." Boston Globe. July 7, 2001.

Cheape, Charles W. Moving the Masses: Urban Public Transit in New York, Boston, and Philadelphia, 1880-1912. Cambridge, 1980.

Cheney, Frank. Bostons Red Line, bridging the Charles from Alewife to Braintree.Charleston, SC, Arcadia, 2002.

Cheney, Frank and Anthony Sammarco. Boston in Motion Charleston, SC : Arcadia Publishing, 1999.

Clap, Roger. Memoirs of Captain Roger Clap. Relating Some of Gods Remarkable Providences to him, in bringing him into New England. Boston, W.T. Clap, 1807. Also published in Chronicles of the First Planters of the Colony of Massachusetts Bay. Boston, 1846. Click here to see the pdf version of the text of the 1846 printing of Roger Claps Memoirs.

Clapp, David. The Ancient Proprietors of Joness Hill, Dorchester ... Boston, 1883.

Clarke, Albe. Remarks of Albe Clark at the Annexation Meeting in Dorchester. June 8, 1869. This may be a manuscript at NEHGS or Mass Hist Soc

Clarke, Lois W. "Story of Dorchester Heights." New England Magazine (new series) 18:221

Clarke, Thomas William. Story of Dorchester Heights. Freeport, NY: Books for Libraries Press, 1971.

Coffin, Nathaniel W. A Few Reasons in Favor of the Annexation of a Part of the Town of Dorchester to the City of Boston. Boston, 1867.

Conway, Lorie. Boston: The Way It Was. Boston: WGBH Educational Foundation, 1997.

Cooper, Kenneth. "Being Black and Back in Boston--Without Fear." Boston Globe September 9, 2001.

Cott, Nancy F. The Bonds of Womanhood: Womans Sphere" in New England, 1780-1835. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1977.

Davenport, Daniel. The Sextons Monitor and Dorchester Cemetery Memorial. Boston, 1826. For a pdf of the 3rd edition published n 1845, see http://www.dorchesteratheneum.org/page.php?id=3308

Dorchester, Town of. The Taxable Valuation of the Polls and Estates of the Inhabitants of the Town of Dorchester for 1849, 1850, 1853, 1855, 1861, 1865, 1869. Boston, 1849-1869.

Dorchester. [Part of the citys official program to observe the bicentennial of the American Revolution] Boston: Boston 200 Corporation, 1976.

Dorchester Argus Citizen. A Chronicle of Dorchester History in Honor of the 33rd Anniversary of the Founding of Dorchester. Hyde Park, 1963.

The Dorchester Book Boston: Geoffrey H. Ellis, 1899.

Dorchester Bay and Neponset River, Massachusetts. US Army Corps of Engineers. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1906.

Dorchester Celebration. 250th Anniversary of the Establishment of the first Public School in Dorchester, June 22, 1889. Boston: Rockwell and Churchill, 1890.

Dorchester Day. Celebration of the Two Hundred and Seventy-ninth Anniversary of the Settlement of Dorchester. Boston, 1909.

Dorchester Day. Celebration of the Two Hundred and Seventy-seventh Anniversary of the Settlement of Dorchester. Boston, 1907.

Dorchester Illustrated. Boston, 1899.

The Dorchester Illustrated Almanac for 1878. Dorchester, Mass.: Todd and Tucker, 1878.

Dorchester in the Old Bay Colony. Dorchester: Tribune Publishing Company, 1972.

Dorchester Lower Mills. An Urban Village in the 1980s: A Revitalization Strategy. Boston, 1979.

"The Dorchester Monument." Magazine of History. 1; 190.

Dorchester Old and New, 1630-1930. Dorchester Tercentenary Committee. Dorchester, 1930.

Dorchester Old and New, 1630-1930 in the Old Bay Colony.

Drake, Samuel Adams. "Early Settlers of Dorchester, Mass." New England Historical and Genealogical Register Vol 5 389, 465

Drake, Samuel Adams. "Edward Everetts Birthplace, Dorchester." Appletons Journal 9 (1873)

Drake, Samuel Gardner. Recovery of Some Materials for the Early History of Dorchester: General and Particular. Boston: New England Historical Genealogical Register, 1851.

Dudden, Faye. Serving Women: Household Service in Nineteenth Century America. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1983.

Everett, Edward. Dorchester in 1630, 1776 and 1855. An Oration Delivered on the Fourth of July, 1855. Boston: David Clapp, 1855.

Ferguson, Faith I.T. Dorchesters Collections: Illustrating a Community, 1630-1930.

Formisano, Ronald P. Boston Against Busing. Race, Class and Ethnicity in th 1960s and 1970s. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1991.

Fowle, John Allen. Paper on the Old Dorchester Burying Ground Read Before the Dorchester Historical Society, November 21, 1901. 2nd ed. Dorchester: Published by the Society, 1907.

Frothingham, Richard. Oration Delivered before the City Government ad Citizens of Boston, July 4, 1874. Music Hall. Boston, 1894. Appendix: The Action of Boston, Charlestown, Dorchester and Roxbury on the Question of Independence.

Gamm, Gerald. Urban Exodus: Why the Jews Left Boston and the Catholics Stayed. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1999.

Ginsberg, Yona. Jews in a Changing Neighborhood. The Study of Mattapan. New York: The Free Press, 1975.

Greene, Jeremiah Everts. Debt of Massachusetts to Dochester: Town Meeting and Free School. Address in Pilgrim Church, Dorchester, January 27, 1894. Worcester, 1894.

Hamilton, Edward Pierce. A History of Milton. Milton: Milton Historical Society, 1957. Includes a good summary of what is known about the native Americans of the area.

Handlin, Oscar. Bostons Immigrants, 1790-1880: A Study in Acculturation. Rev. ed. New York: Atheneum, 1970.

Hanna, William F. Abraham among the Yankees. Taunton: The Old Colony Historical Society, 1983.

Hansen, Ann Natalie. English Origins of the "Mary and John" Passengers. Columbus, OH: At the Sign of the Cock, 1985.

Hansen, Ann Natalie. The Dorchester Group: Puritanism and Revolution. Columbus, OH: At the Sign of the Cock, 1987.

Harris, Thaddeus M. Chronological and Topographical Account of Dorchester. Boston, 1803.

Hayward, John. New England Gazetteer: Containing Descriptions of All the States, Counties and Towns in New England. Fifth ed. Boston & Concord, NH: Israel S. Boyd and William White, 1839.

Healy, Gerard. Originally from Dorchester: A Memoir.

Edwin G. Heath. From "Round Marsh" to Public Garden. Pages 629-636 from Bostonian, a periodical ca. 1900. This article about the Public Garden mentions the citys greenhouses at Edward Everett Square with an illustration.

A Few Reasons Why the Town of Dorchester Should Not Be Annexed to the City of Boston. bound with early matters relating to the town and first church of Dorchester NEHGS

Heath, Richard. From Pear Orchard to Multi-Family Housing: A History of the Marshall P. Wilder Estate. Jamaica Plain, 2003.

Heath, Richard. The Synagogues of Dorchester. September, 2004.

Hentoff, Nat. Boston Boy. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1986. Technically, he seems to have lived in Roxbury but took part in the life of Grove Hall.

Historical Data Relating to Counties, Cities and Towns in Massachusetts. Boston: The New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1997.

History of the Town of Dorchester, Massachusetts. By a Committee of the Dorchester Antiquarian and Historical Society. Boston: E. Clapp, Jr., 1859.

Hoffman, Alexander von. House by House, Block by Block: The Rebirth of Americas Urban Neighborhoods. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.

Jackson, Robert Tracy. History of the Oliver, Vassall and Royall Houses. Dorchester, Cambridge and Medford. Boston, 1907.

Jenney, Charles Francis. Northerly Part of the Ancient Line between Dedham and Dorchester. Reprinted from the Dedham Historical Register 1 (1890) 41-48; 94-100.

Jenney, Charles Francis. "The Trescott Family of Dorchester and Milton." Historical Record Hyde Park Historical Society 3 (1903) 55-70.

Kilgore, Kathleen. "Four Terrific Neighborhoods." Boston Magazine. (August, 1974) 66 no. 8, 35 in Bostonian Society scrapbook.

Krim, Arthur J. Three-Deckers of Dorchester: an Architectural Historical Survey. Boston: Boston Redevelopment Authority, 1977.

Kuhns, Maude Pinney. Mary and John: A Story of the Founding of Dorchester, Massachusetts, 1630. Rutland, VT: Tuttle Publishing Company, 1943.

"Lenthal of Weymouth, held at Dorchester, December 10, 1693." Congretational Quarterly (1877) 232-248.

Leading Businessmen of Back Bay, South Eng, Boston Highlands, Jamaica Plain and Dorchester. Boston, 1888.

Levine, Hillel and Lawrence Harmon. Death of an American Jewish Community. A Tragedy of Good Intentions. New York, 1992.

Littlefield, George Emery. Early Schools and School-Books of New England. New York: Russell & Russell, 1965.

Living in Dorchester. Dorchester: Living in Dorchester, Inc., ca. 1980. Director: Patrick Cooke. Editor: Jerry Rosenswaike.

Lukas, J. Anthony. Common Ground. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1985. A study of racial strife in Boston in 1960s and 1970s with scattered references to Dorchester plus p. 511-535 telling the story of a Black familys pain and suffering as a result of living in Codman Square in a home east of Washington Street in the 1970s.

Massachusetts. Senate. Senate Bill May 6, 1869 to annex Dorchester to Boston.
To view the Massachusetts Senate report and bill regarding the annexation Click here

Massachusetts Historical Collections ix Rev. Thaddeus M. Harriss D.D. account included in volume on history of Dorchester.

Mather, Richard. Journal of Richard Mather, 1635. His Life and Death, 1670. Boston: David Clapp, 1850, 1874. Also published in Chronicles of the First Planters of the Colony of Massachusetts Bay. Boston, 1846.

Matthews, Albert. "A Dorchester Religious Society of Young Men." New England Historical and Genealogical Register 60 (1906) 30-40.

May, Henry Ashley. Historical Sketch of the First Burying Ground in Dorchester. Boston, 1870. NEHGS

McBride, M. A. "Old Houses in Dorchester." New England Magazine (new series) 2:314

McRoberts, Omar M. Streets of Glory: Church and Community in a Black Urban Neighborhood. Chicago: University of Chicago, 2003.

Johnson, Kenneth D. "The Enduring Black Church and Its Critics: A Book of Omar McRoberts s Streets of Glory." Trotter Review, 15 issue 1 Religion and Civil Society (9-21-2003)

Means, James Howard. Dorchester, Past and Present: A Sermon Preached in the Second Church, Dorchester, December 26, 1869. Boston: Moses H. Sargent, 1870.

Means, James Howard. An Historical Discourse on Occasion of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Gathering of the Second Church, Dorchester. Delivered January 3, 1858. Boston, 1858.

Means, James Howard. An Historical Discourse on Occasion of the Seventieth Anniversary of the Gathering of the Second Church, Dorchester. Delivered January 6, 1878. Boston, 1878.

Merrick, Lizabeth S. Levy. Be There Then: A Guide to Exploring Greater Bostons Historic House Museums.

Miller, Perry. Orthodoxy in Massachusetts, 1630-1650. Gloucester, MA: Peter Smith, 1965.

Miller, Perry. Puritans [by] Perry Miller and Thomas H. Johnson. New York: American Book Company, 1938.

Morgan, Ernest H. (ed.) Dorchester Gentlemens Driving Club Year Book. 1905.

"Old Dorchester, The Celebration of Its 250th Anniversary" Boston Daily Advertiser June 18, 1880 BPL no. 11 in 4452.34

Orcutt, William Dana. Good Old Dorchester. A narrative history of the town, 1630-1893. Cambridge, 1893.

Parker. A. "Damages Caused by British and American Troops in 1776" New England Historical and Genealogical Register 53:71.

Pathways of the Puritans. Compiled under the Direction of the Massachusetts Bay Colony Tercentenary Commission. Boston, 1931.

Perry, Simona Lee, "More Than One River: Local, Place-Based Knowledge and the Political Ecology of Restoration and Remediation Along the Lower Neponset River, Massachusetts" (2009). Dissertations. Paper 117. Dissertation, UMass Amherst.

Pierce Family Papers. Pierce-Shaughnessey Family Collection. Historic New England

Pierce, Henry L. Papers. MHS

Pierce, John. Papers. MHS

Pierce, John. A Discourse Delivered at Dorchester, on June 17th,1830, to Commemorate the Completion of the Second Century from Its Settlement by Our Pilgrim Fathers. Boston, 1830.

Proceedings of the Two Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Gathering in England, Departure for America, and Final Settlement in New England ... Boston, 1880.

Rand McNally & Co.s Handy Guide to Boston and Environs. 1910. Two paragraphs about Dorchester give directions for reaching Dorchester by Trolley and refers to Dorchesters fine views and costly villas.

"A Reawakening of Savin Hill." Boston Globe Sept. 23, 2001.

Report of the commissioners on the Annexation of Dorchester Click here to see the pdf version.

Richards, Eugene. Dorchester Days. Wollaston, Mass: Many Voices Press, 1978.

Richardson, Joan. A Bibliography on Dorchester History. Boston: Dorchester/Mattapan Preservation Survey, 1977. 28 p.

Ringer, R. James. "Missing for 304 years. The Failed Battle of October 1690 French vs. English at Quebec ..." in National Geographic Magazine, August, 2000. The ship with the Dorchester men was lost but has been found at Baie-Trinite with muskets, silver, and other historical treasure.

Rowe, Henrietta Gould. "Old Dorchester Burying Ground." Putnams Historical Magazine. new series 3 (1895) 81-86.

Russell, Francis. "The Coming of the Jews." Antioch Review 15 (1955-1956) 19-38.

Russell, Francis. "Living and Dying in Boston." National Review 25 (1973) 1292-1296.

Ryan, Dennis P. Beyond the Ballot Box: A Social History of the Boston Irish, 1845-1917. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1983. Brief references to Dorchester with one page devoted to Dorchester resident Margaret Foley who became a social activist.

Salls, Timothy. "Dorchester Antiquarian and Historical Society Records [at the New England Historic Genealogical Society.]" in New England Ancestors 2 (Summer 2002): 52, 60. Reprinted in the Fall 2002 newsletter of the Dorchester Historical Society.

Sammarco, Anthony Mitchell. Dorchester. Images of America. Charleston, SC, Arcadia, 1995.

Sammarco, Anthony Mitchell. Dorchester Volume II. Images of America. Charleston, SC, Arcadia, 2000.

Sammarco, Anthony Mitchell. Dorchester Then & Now. Images of America. Charleston, SC, Arcadia, 2005.

Sarna, Jonathan D. and Ellen Smith, eds. The Jews of Boston. Especially interesting for chapter by Gerald H. Gamm. "In Search of Suburbs: Boston Jewish Districts, 1843-199." He explains the Jewish exodus from Boston to the suburbs and does not see the mortgage program created in 1968 by Boston bankers as the sole reason. Instead it simply a factor that made the exodus that had already begun proceed a little faster.

Shaughnessey, Anne Pierce. Interview by Susan Porter for the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities (now Historic New England), Boston, MA. April 24, 2001. Transcript in archives Historic New England.

Shaughnessey, Anne Pierce. Interview by Susan Porter for the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities (now Historic New England), Boston, MA. June 26, 2001. Transcript in archives Historic New England.

Shaughnessey, Anne Pierce, Jean Shaughnessey, and Martin Duncan. Interview by Susan Porter and Richard Nylander for the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities (now Historic New England), Boston, MA. June 4, 2001. Transcript in archives Historic New England.

Sheehan, Robert Louis. Dorchester streets. The story of the Sheehan family in Dorchester, 1921-1943. Boston: Dober Dan Press, 1999.

Sheehan, Robert Louis. A Dorchester Marines WWII. A Sequel to Dorchester Streets. Boston: Dober Dan Press, 2002.

South Boston and Dorchester Formerly ye Peninsular of Mattapannock and ye Towne of Mattapan. Boston, 1900.

Souvenir Programme. Celebration of Dorchester Day by the Dorchester Historical Society. Boston, 1911.

Starbuck, David, ed. Seventeenth Century Historical Archeology I Cambridge, Medford, and Dorchester. Boston University, 1980.

Stark, James Henry. Antique Views of Ye Towne of Boston. Boston, 1882. and later editions. Contains illustrations of Dorchester scenes and houses.

Stark, James Henry. Places in Dorchester to Visit During Old Home Week. Boston: Dorchester Historical Society, 1907.

Stebbins, O. B A Record of the Fortification on Dorchester Neck, March, 1776, with Some of the Prominent Events in the Seige of Boston. NEHGS

Stone, Elma A. "The Old Trescott House." Historical Record Hyde Park Historical Society 3 (1903) 73-76.

The Story of the Suffolk Resolves. Milton: Milton Historical Society, 1973.

"Strangers in Dorchester, Massachusetts." New England Historical and Genealogical Register. 1906 vol. 60, 387-392; vol. 61 42-46.

Swan, Robert Thaxter. "Some Dorchester Matters." New England Historical and Genealogical Register. April 1895 153-165. Marriages solemnized by William Holden, births recorded by Dr. Phineas Holden 1793-1804.

Taylor, Earl. Dorchester. Postcard History Series. Charleston, SC., Arcadia, 2005.

Taylor, Earl. "Forming an Orderly Society in Dorchester, 1630-1650." Dorchester, 2009.

For a pdf version of the above work, Click here

Train, Charles R. Closing Argument in Behalf of the Petitioners for the Annexation of Dorchester to Boston.
Click here to see the pdf version

Trask, William Blake. "Dorchester Christian Names." New England Historical and Genealogical Register (1900) vol. 54 213.

Trask, William Blake. "Early Matters Relating to Dorchester." New England Historical and Genealogical Register. 40:253

Trask, William Blake, transcriber. The Early Records of the Town of Dorchester, Mass. Transcribed, with Explanatory Notes. Reprinted from the New England Historical and Genealogical Register (April 1867) 253-261. Boston: David Clapp & Son, 1867.

For a pdf version of the above work, Click here

Trask, William Blake. "John Grenaway. Abstracts of Deeds (1650) from John Grenaway to His Children." New England Historic and Genealogical Register (January, 1878)

Trumbull, James Hammond. "Conference of the Elders of Massachusetts with the Reverend Robert Lenthal of Weymouth, Held at Dorchester, December 10, 1639." Congregational Quarterly (1887) 232-248.

Tucci, Douglas Shand. Ashmont: An Historical Guide to Peabody Square, Carruths Hill, and Ashmont Hill and the architecture ... Dorchester: Dorchester Historical Society, 1991.

Tucci, Douglas Shand. Built in Boston: City and Suburb, 1800-2000. Boston, 1999.

Tucci, Douglas Shand. The Second Settlement: A Case Study in the Development of Victorian Boston. Boston, 1974.

US Census. 1790, 1800, 1810, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1920

Walczak, William. Codman Square. See website www.codman.org/mod.php?mod=userpage&menu+31&page_id=35

WalkBoston. Walking tours of Bostons Unique Neighborhoods. Boston: Appalachian Mountain Club Books, 2003. Includes a walk from Central Avenue trolley stop through Lower Mills along the Neponset River to Port Norfolk and back along Ashmont Street to Ashmont Station. Includes a walk for Savin Hill. Other walks touch Dorchester, such as the South Bay walk with stops at Edward Everett Square, and the South Boston/Dorchester Bay walk that starts at JFK/UMass.

Warner, Sam B., Jr. Residential Development of Roxbury, West Roxbury and Dorchester ... 1870-1900. Ph.D. Dissertation. Harvard, 1959.

Warner, Sam B., Jr. Streetcar Suburbs: the Process of Growth in Boston, 1870-1900. Cambridge, 1962. Includes North Dorchester as one of the three streetcar suburbs explored in the book.

Warner, Sam B., Jr. The Zone of Emergence. Cambridge, 1962. Article and introduction on Dorchester by Robert A. Woods and Alert J. Kennedy.

White, Theodore H. In Search of History: a Personal Adventure. New York: Harper & Row, 1978.

Whitman, Mrs. Bernard. "Early Dorchester" in New England Magazine, May, 1891.

Wilder, Marshall Pinckney. "The Horticulture of Boston and Vicinity" chapter in Vol. 4 of Memorial History of Boston. Justin Winsor, ed.
Click here to see the pdf version of this chapter


Winsor, Justin, ed. Memorial History of Boston.
Dorchester in the Colonial Period, chapter in vol. 1 by Samuel J. Barrows Click here to see the pdf version of this chapter

Dorchester in the Provincial Period, chapter in vol. 2 by Samuel J. Barrows Click here to see the pdf version of this chapter

Dorchester in the Last Hundred Years, chapter in vol. 3 by Samuel J. Barrows Click here to see the pdf version of this chapter

The Horticulture of Boston and Vicinity, chapter in vol. 4 by Marshall Pinckney Wilder Click here to see the pdf version of this chapter

Withington, Samuel Jr. Manuscript lists of Baptisms and Deaths in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Kept by Samuel Withington, Jr. Includes Admissions to the Church of Dorchester. NEHGS

Wood, William. New Englands Prospect. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1977. Originally pub. in 1634. Includes a paragraph describing Dorchester.

Woods, Robert A. and Albert J. Kennedy. The Zones of Emergency. Ed. Sam Bass Warner, Jr. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1962.

Working Class Housing: a Study of Triple-Deckers in Boston. By Boston Redevelopment Authority and Boston Urban Observatory. Boston: Boston Urban Observatory, 1975.

Young, Alexander. Chronicles of the First Planters of the Colony of Massachusetts Bay, from 1623 to 1636. Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1846.

Zaitsevsky, Cynthia. Frederick Law Olmsted and the Boston Park System. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1982.

Zimmer, Edward and Andrea Greenstein. "Pierce Family Genealogy." n.d. Archives Historic New England.

Zurawski, Carol and Lynn Whitney. Seventeenth Century Survey of Dorchester.Boston, Boston University, 1979.

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