John Pierce : Yankee Social Historian

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

Date

1974

GUSN

GUSN-169836

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Description

Rev. John Pierce, D.D., was a mild, unassuming man whose writings have received little attention. As secretary of the Board of Overseers, serving under four Harvard presidents between 1816 and 1849, Pierce was a brilliant chronicler of his times. James R. McGovern argues that more attention should be paid to the man and his work and discusses how Pierce's vast writings can be used by historians.

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Additional Identification Number

Article ID 217

Collection Code

SC001

Collection Name

Old-Time New England

Reference Code

SC001.1974.064.235.002

Abstract

Rev. John Pierce, D.D., was a mild, unassuming man whose writings have received little attention. As secretary of the Board of Overseers, serving under four Harvard presidents between 1816 and 1849, Pierce was a brilliant chronicler of his times. James R. McGovern argues that more attention should be paid to the man and his work and discusses how Pierce's vast writings can be used by historians.

Date Notes

Volume 64, Number 235 (Winter/Spring, 1974)

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Record Details

Originator

James R. McGovern (Author)

Publications Referencing This Collection

(1974). Old Time New England. Boston, Mass.: Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities.

Description Level

Item

Place of Publication

Boston, Mass.

Publisher

Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities

Publisher Series

Old Time New England