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Clio's Consort

Jeremy Belknap and the Founding of The Massachusetts Historical Society

Louis L. Tucker

Cloth · 149 pp. · 6.25 x 9.5 · ISBN 9780934909273 · $20.00 · Mar 2005

Former Massachusetts Historical Society director Louis Leonard Tucker's Clio's Consort: Jeremy Belknap and the Founding of the Massachusetts Historical Society offers not only a useful biographical sketch of Belknap, but also a close examination of his values as a historian and an in-depth treatment of the beginnings of the Massachusetts Historical Society and Belknap's preeminent role in the establishment of the Society in 1791 (as the first historical society in the Americas).