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Massachusetts, 'Bulwark Against the Kingdom of the Anti-Christ'

A brief guide to the most important state in the union

(Michael Sloan for the Boston Globe)
By John Hodgman
September 28, 2008
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During the Depression, the Works Progress Administration commissioned writers to pen guides to the states. A new book, "State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America," edited by Matt Weiland and Sean Wilsey, seeks to be a modern version of that project. The following is adapted from the Massachusetts chapter.

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