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Books

The Museum Shop features books relating to Mancheter's history and other historical topics. The selection below represents some of the most popular titles. Visit the Museum Shop or call us at (603) 622-7531 to place an order.  
The following titles can also be purchased online.  Please note a $5.00 shipping charge will be included.  Additional fees may apply for international shipping.

The Amoskeag Manufacturing Company: A History of Enterprise on the Merrimack River

Amoskeag history - book cover imageBy Aurore Eaton

This new book tells the story of the powerful corporation that created the vast mill yard that stretches for over a mile along the banks of the Merrimack River in Manchester. The company's products included the famous Amoskeag ginghams, the denim used to make the first Levis blue jeans, steam locomotives, steam fire engines, and rifle-muskets for the Union Army during the Civil War. The book tells how the Amoskeag developed Manchester as a planned city, and highlights its labor history, including the influx of immigrant workers, the controversial reality of child labor, and the devastating effect of strikes. Published in 2015.  

$21.99

The Amoskeag Manufacturing Conpany: A History

 

Manchester on the Merrimack - The Story of a City

BloodBy Grace Holbrook Blood

This charmingly written history of Manchester covers all the important topics. It features line drawings and a photo section. Published in 1948, Revised Edition, 1975.

$9.95

Manchester on the Merrimack

 

 

Amoskeag - Life and Work in an American Factory-City

Hareven

By Tamara K. Hareven & Randolph Langenbach

Published in 1978, this now classic book documents, through oral histories and historic photographs, the social and cultural impact of the textile industry during Manchester's rise as a manufacturing power.

$29.95

Amoskeag

 

Picturing Manchester

PicturingText by Betty Lessard, edited by Holly Babin

This book presents a selection of historical photographs from the collection of the Manchester Historic Association with descriptive text. 1997. 

$9.95

Picturing Manchester

  

Franco-American Life & Culture in Manchester New Hampshire

Book Franco American Life

By Robert B. Perreault

A strong sense of unity and tradition frames this fascinating history of Manchester, New Hampshire's Franco-American community.  Published in 2010.

$19.99

Franco-American Life & Culture

 

 

Postcard History Series - Manchester

Postcard SeriesBy Robert B. Perreault

Images of Manchester through the medium of vintage postcards.  Published in 2005.   

$21.99

Postcard Series: Manchester

  

Manchester Firefighting

FirefightingBy Steve Pearson

A Pictorial History of Manchester's firefrighting history by local historian and firefighter Steve Pearson.  Published in 2010. 

$21.99

Manchester Firefighting

 

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