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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 invites 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

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

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

by Cheryl Lassiter

Puritan superstition confronts an indomitable will in this richly researched, ground breaking biography of Goodwife Unise Cole, the 17th-century woman known as the Witch of Hampton, who was, remarkably, exonerated in 1938 by her town (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 storytelling, A Meet and Suitable Person leads 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

An educated but ordinary 19th-century woman steps outside the traditional role of homemaker and mother to lead an extraordinary life as a milliner, dressmaker, and shop proprietor in Exeter, New Hampshire and Polo, Illinois, successfully managing both shops through the turbulent years of the Civil War and beyond (2012).

Based on the personal papers of Hampton, New Hampshire native Mary Anna Page Getchell (1832-1913) and sold online through the Tuck Museum of Hampton History.