Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Link to New England Pride!

These sites have!

The New England Rogue Journal

The Heart of New England


BlogShares! (A fantasy stock market on-line game)

New England t-Shirt Company

New England Books

New England Books
New England History, Regional Histories, Life in New England, Colonial New England, and Puritans. From Broad View Books website.

The New England Booksellers Association is the trade association for the retail book industry in New England. Serving independent booksellers in our region for twenty-eight years, NEBA has 650 members representing over 400 bookstores.

"Imagining New England: Explorations of Regional Identity from the Pilgrims to the Mid-Twentieth Century," by Joseph A. Conforti. University of North Carolina Press (2001)
ISBN: 0807826251

"Writing New England: An Anthology from the Puritans to the Present," Edited by Andrew Delbanco. Belknap Press (2001)
ISBN: 0674006038

Tuesday, December 20, 2005


The New England General Store Here they're offering a few of the items available in their full catalog. Check out the Maine Buoy Bells, Candles, Candies & Crackers, Jams & Jellies and Maple Products! Retail Location: Cole's Corner, US Route 1, Wells, Maine

Gifts of New England, founded in 2000 in Massachusetts, the heart of New England, is a site devoted exclusively to "Uniquely New England" products, especially the "icons" of New England.

Find a Farmers Market in Your State

Great Cheeses of New England :
Where can I buy the Great Cheeses of New England?
Directly From the Cheesemakers
Foodservice Distributors
Specialty Stores:
Retail Distibutors
Major Chain Stores
Specialty Distributors
Independent Retailers
Web Retailers

The Maine Made Web site is an organizational tool that brings Maine businesses together by providing an active, functional forum.

Massachusetts Bay Trading Co. is dedicated to promoting the rich heritage of Massachusetts and the quality of the products originating here. We have carefully selected a cross section of items that embody the quality and diversity for which the state is renowned.

New Hampshire Stories, Inc. is a non-profit membership organization committed to increasing the sales of New Hampshire-made products and services by utilizing the power of a New Hampshire brand identity program

New England Artisans Studio is where crafts persons/artisans from throughout New England have the opportunity to present their creations. The artisans found within our pages range from holiday-time kitchen-table hobbyists to full-scale full-time businesses.

Pelle Dolce Soaps. What began as a hobby, handcrafting extra special soaps in her kitchen at home, has become a passion. "Made in New England used around the world"


Friday, December 16, 2005

The Boston Tea Party

In 1773 Parliament had passed the Tea Act. By reducing the tax on imported British tea, this act gave British merchants an unfair advantage in selling their tea in America. American colonists condemned the act, and many planned to boycott tea.

The result? The Boston Tea Party.

When British tea ships arrived in Boston harbor, many citizens wanted the tea sent back to England without the payment of any taxes. The royal governor insisted on payment of all taxes. On this day in 1773 (December 16), about 50 members of the political organization called the 'Sons of Liberty,' dressed (not very convincingly) as Mohawk Indians. Three ships - the Dartmouth, the Eleanor and the Beaver - were loaded with hundreds of crates of tea. The men,in a very orderly and quiet fashion, boarded the ships and began destroying the cargo. By 9:00 PM they had smashed 342 crates of tea in all three ships and had thrown them into Boston Harbor.

More can be learned of this event at the Boston Tea Party Historical Society, a private, non-profit educational and cultural organization established in 1996 to preserve and share the Boston Tea Party history. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of the Boston Tea Party through an interactive website and publishing.

Where Was the Actual Boston Tea Party Site?

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

New England History

Links to on-line books about New England History.

VOLUME I. Nec mihi materiam [natalis terra] negabat, Et pius est patrive facta referre labor. BOSTON: LITTLE, BROWN, AND COMPANY. 1859.

History of the United States of America, by Henry William Elson, The MacMillan Company, New York, 1904.
-- Online Book in progressA mirror site of this book has been graciously provided by Founding Fathers - another excellent resource for early American history.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

New England Public Policy Center

The New England Public Policy Center is dedicated to enhancing access to high-quality analysis on economic and public policy issues that affect the region.

NEPPC was established by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston in January 2005. The Boston Fed has provided support to the public policy community of New England for many years; NEPPC institutionalizes and expands on this tradition.

Energy and New England's Future

"New England's economic prosperity is at risk if the region does not step up efforts to build new electrical generating plants, but much more aggressive energy conservation is needed as well... "

More on this can be read here.