As of 11/23, Where We Worked: American Workers and the Nation They Built, has been released by my publisher, Lyons Press/GlobePequot. The book has a national scope 1830s-1930s, but contains many images and narratives about work and workers in Massachusetts including farming, craftsmanship, household work, textile manufacturing, and office work.
A Place in My Chronicle: A New Edition of the Diary of Christopher Columbus Baldwin 1829-1835, has recently been published by the American Antiquarian Society. Baldwin, born in Templeton, Ma, and educated at Harvard, was a lawyer in Worcester who became the first paid Librarian of the AAS - a pioneer and innovator in Massachusetts local history, genealogy and historical collecting.
I invite my colleagues to check out these books at the GlobePequot (globepequot.com) and American Antiquarian society (mwa.org) sites