Vermont Research News: High Impact Vermont History Books & More



History of Vermont
Sherman, Michael, Gene Sessions, and P. Jeffrey Potash. Freedom and Unity: A Vermont Story. Barre: Historical Society of Vermont, 2004.
Muller, H. Nicholas Muller, III, and Samuel B. Hand. In a State of Nature: Readings in Vermont History. Montpellier, VT: Vermont Historical Society, 1982.
Graaffagnino, J. Kevin, Samuel B. Hand, and Gene Sessions. Vermont Voices, 1609 through the 1990s: A Documentary History of Green Mountain State. Montpellier: Historical Society of Vermont, 1999.

Reference tools
Bassett, TD Seymour. Vermont, a bibliography of its history. Boston, Massachusetts: GK Hall, 1981.
Duffy, John J., Samuel B. Hand, and Ralph H. Orth. The Encyclopedia of Vermont. Hanover, NH. : University Press of New England, 2003.
Swift, Esther Monroe. Vermont place names: traces of history. Brattleboro, Vt .: Stephen Greene Press, 1977.

Abenaki history and culture
Haviland, William A. and Marjory W. Power. Native Vermonters: Native Residents, Past and Present. Hanover, NH: Published for the University of Vermont by University Press of New England, 1981, revised 1994.
Calloway, Colin G. The Western Abenaki of Vermont, 1600-1800: war, migration and survival of an Indian people. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1990.
Wiseman, Frederick M. The voice of dawn: an autohistory of the Abenaki nation. Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 2001.

Black lives
Guyette, Élise. Exploring Black Vermont: African American Farmers in Hinesburgh, Vermont, 1780-1890. Burlington: University of Vermont Press, University Press of New England, 2010.
Whitfield, Harvey Amani. The Slavery Problem in Early Vermont, 1777-1810. Barre: Vermont Historical Society, 2014.
Gerzina, Gretchen. Mr. and Mrs. Prince: How an extraordinary 18th century family came out of slavery and became legendary. New York: Amistad, 2008.
Beck, Jeanne. Daisy Turner’s Kin: an African-American family saga. Urbana, Illinois: University of Illinois Press, 2015.

Civil war
Benoît, George G. Vermont during the Civil War. Burlington: Free Press Association, 1886.
Coffin, Howard. Full Duty: Vermonters in the Civil War. Woodstock, Vt .: Countryman Press, 1993.

Mares, Bill and Conrad, Ross. The Land of Milk and Honey: A History of Beekeeping in Vermont. Brattleboro, VT: Green Writers Press, 2020.
Mares, Teresa M. Life Across the Frontier: Farm Workers and Food Justice in Vermont. Oakland, CA: University of California Press, 2019.
Wiseman, Frederick M. Seven Sisters and the Heritage Food Systems of the Wabanaki People and the Chesapeake Bay Region. Thomasburg, Ontario: Earth Haven Learning Center Inc., 2018.

New directions
Approaching, Scott and Helen. Living the Good Life: To be a simple and practical account of a twenty year project on a self-sufficient farm in Vermont, as well as remarks on how to live healthily and simply in a troubled world. Harborside, ME: Institute of Social Sciences, 1954.
Approaching, Scott and Helen. Living the good life: how to live healthily and simply in a troubled world. New York: Schocken Books, 1970.
Gallagher, Nancy. Raising Better Vermonters: The Green Mountain State Eugenics Project. Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 1999.


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