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HHM BOOK COVERHampton History Matters

by Cheryl Lassiter

The famous sandy beaches and first-class boardwalk of Hampton, New Hampshire often overshadow its long and robust history. In this eclectic collection of stories, historian and columnist Cheryl Lassiter takes readers behind the scenes for a fascinating look at some of its lesser known residents and surprising events (2017).

 

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Queens Front CoverThe Queens of Hampton Beach: The History of the Carnival Queens and Miss Hampton Beach Beauty Pageant 1915-2015

by Cheryl Lassiter & Karen Raynes

 Painstakingly researched and written by local historians Cheryl Lassiter and Karen Raynes, The Queens of Hampton Beach is a fascinating, year-by-year, winner-by-winner portrait, not only of these iconic summertime contests, but of Hampton Beach itself. The book’s stories and historic photos are guaranteed to bring back happy memories to long-time beachgoers, former contestants, their families, and fans, as well as bring delight to those whose own history with the beach is just beginning (2017).

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MARKED BOOKCOVER 2Marked: The Witchcraft Persecution of Goodwife Unise Cole 1656-1680

by Cheryl Lassiter

Long before the Salem Witchcraft Trials, there was Goodwife Unise Cole, the Witch of Hampton. Marked is the first-ever biography of this maligned 17th-century woman (2015).

 

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Also available also at Barnes and Noble.

indies4-161x41-092815Marked is available through local booksellers – find yours at Indiebound.org.

OR GET THE KINDLE VERSION HERE: MARKED

 

cover_finalA Meet and Suitable Person: Tavernkeeping in Old Hampton, New Hampshire 1638-1783

by Cheryl Lassiter

Blending historical fact with a sprinkling of well-crafted story telling, A Meet and Suitable Person takes readers on a back door tour through the taverns of Puritan Hampton, depicting the lives of the seventeen men and six women who kept the town’s public houses of entertainment during the colonial era (2013).

 

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indies4-161x41-092815 A Meet and Suitable Person is also available through local booksellers – find yours at Indiebound.org.

 

LASSITER_OUTSIDE_FRONTCOVERA Page Out of History: A Hampton Woman in the Needletrades 1859-1869

by Cheryl Lassiter

Based on the personal papers of Hampton native Mary Anna Page Getchell (1832-1913), this is the story of an educated but ordinary nineteenth century woman who led an extraordinary life as a milliner, dressmaker, and shop proprietor in Exeter, NH and Polo, IL. She successfully managed her shops through the turbulent years of the Civil War and beyond. The book is sold online through the Tuck Museum in Hampton, NH (2012).