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1 Aaa Tour Book: Maine, New Hampshire & Vermont: 2004 Edition - Valid Through April 2005.
AAA Publishing, Heathrow: 2004. 2004 Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
A book for the tourist visiting the states of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. It tells you where to go and what to do. Includes an Index. 
Price: 3.75 USD
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2 ADAMOWICZ, JOE. The New Hiking The Monadnock Region: 44 Nature Walks And Day-hikes In The Heart Of New England.
University Press of New England, Lebanon: 2007. 1584656441 / 9781584656449 Expanded and updated edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Expanded and updated hiking guide to the Monadnock region featuring all new maps for each hike. The New Hiking the Monadnock Region will lead you through forests and meadows, over small mountains and gentle hills, around ponds and sanctuaries, and along streams and abandoned roads. This detailed and informative guide, fully expanded and updated, now includes a beautifully rendered map for each hike and also provides information on flora and fauna, as well as local history and nearby sightseeing destinations. In addition, the book contains specialized information for the beginning hiker and for parents hiking with children, lists of hiking and conservation organizations, and other helpful resources. Whether you're a seasoned hiker, a family with children, an amateur naturalist, a lifelong resident of the region, or a visitor, this is your essential guide to enjoying one of the most popular outdoor recreation spots in the northeast. The contents of this book is as follows: Preface •Introduction • STARTER HIKES • Shieling Forest • Ponemah Bog • The Heald Tract • Betsy Fosket Sanctuary • Sucker Brook Cove, Silver Lake • EASY HIKES • Gap Mountain • Joe English Reservation • Greenfield-French Roads • Sheldrick Forest • Beech Hill • Goose Pond • McCabe Forest • Monroe Hill, Fox Forest • Edward MacDowell Lake • Meetinghouse Pond • Eliza Adams Gorge • Pitcher Mountain • High Blue • Bear Den Geological Park • MODERATE HIKES • Peirce Reservation • Purgatory Falls • Granite Town Rail-Trail • North Pack Monadnock Mountain • Pack Monadnock Mountain • Temple Mountain (North) • Temple Mountain (South) • Kidder Mountain • Stony Top, Pratt Mountain • 1Mount Watatic • Skatutakee Mountain • Bald Mountain • Crotched Mountain • Little Monadnock Mountain • Honey Hill • Fall Mountain • Mount Pisgah • Madame Sherri Forest • Mount Wantastiquet • Warwick Preserve • Monte Rosa, Mount Monadnock • DIFFICULT HIKES • Marlboro Trail, Mount Monadnock • Dublin Trail, Mount Monadnock • Pumpelly Trail, Mount Monadnock • Bald Rock, Mount Monadnock • List of Nonprofit Conservation and Recreation Organizations • References • Index. "I love it! What a terrific guide for those of us who love outdoor adventures in the Monadnock region! The New Hiking the Monadnock Region: 44 Nature Walks and Day-Hikes in the Heart of New England contains all my favorite hikes, and some that are sure to become new favorites. With some history, geography, fun nature facts, driving directions and trail maps and descriptions, it's as essential for hiking in the region as the flashlight, water, and snacks in your backpack."—Heather McKernan, Publisher, Monadnock Ledger-Transcipt . 
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3 ARCHER, RICHARD. Fissures In The Rock: New England In The Seventeenth Century.
University of New Hampshire Press: 2001. 1584650850 / 9781584650850 Revisiting New England: The New Regionalism Series. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
A comprehensive examination of the diversity and unity of New England life in the 17th century. The ambitious goal of this book is to provide a new portrait of the social life and social structure of 17th-century New England. The resulting synthesis dismantles conventional presentations of a homogenous, Puritan New England in favor of one emphasizing difference, divergence, and even conflict over values and behavior. Richard Archer investigates the political history of power, the intellectual history of religious beliefs, the social history of the family, the economic history of systems of exchange, ethnic history, and environmental history to display the many "fissures" that rent New England society from the very outset. While he stresses the complexity of New England beliefs, economics, family life, and town and political life, he also makes clear how the larger society - far more complex and complicated than traditionally portrayed - nevertheless coalesced as a functioning social order. Chapters on Indians, religion, social structure, family life, deviant behavior, the economy, and towns demonstrate that diversity and a common culture did in fact coexist. Richard Archer is Professor of History at Whittier College. 
Price: 18.95 USD
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4 BARNHILL, GEORGIA BRADY. Prints Of New England.
American Antiquarian Society, Worcester: 1991. 0912296925 / 9780912296920 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
These articles focus on the first available studies on James Turner (1722-59), silversmith-engraver by Martha Fales; William Bentley's bequest of an exceptional collection of portraits by Stefanie Winkelbauer; American 18th-century portrait prints by Wendy Reaves; the publishing of illustrations in the Society's first substantial publication in 1820 by Marcus McCorison; New England's political cartoons from 1812-61 by Georgia Barnhill; the maps of Franklin Leavitt by David Tatham, and textile printing by Jane Kaufmann. Extensive illustrations and a checklist of the prints in the exhibition are also included. The 1976 Seventh North American print conference, at which these articles were presented, was co-sponsored by the American Antiquarian Society and the Worcester Art Museum and sought to cover New England printmakers and prints about New England, reflecting the diversity of the history of the region, its graphic arts and the strengths of the collections of the museum and of the Society. 
Price: 56.95 USD
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5 BROOKS, VAN WYCK The Flowering Of New England 1815-1865.
E. P. Dutton, London: 1952. # 645A h Hardcover with dustjacket. Reading copy. Previous owner's supplementary illustations, some glued, and a few pencil marks. 
A brilliant account of the lives of some 50 authors and painters, a poetic evocation of 19th century Boston, and an almost reverential tribute to the genius of Hawthorne, Emerson & Thoreau. Includes an Index. 
Price: 7.17 USD
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6 BROOKS, VAN WYCK The Flowering Of New England 1815-1865.
E. P. Dutton: 1940. New and Revised Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
A brilliant account of the lives of some 50 authors and painters, a poetic evocation of 19th century Boston, and an almost reverential tribute to the genius of Hawthorne, Emerson & Thoreau. Includes an Index. 
Price: 5.51 USD
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7 CHAMBERLAIN, SAMUEL (A COLLECTION OF PHOTOGRAPHS) WITH AN INTRODUCTORY TEXT AND NOTES ON THE ILLUSTRATIONS BY STEWART BEACH. Profiles In America: New England In Color.
Hastings House, New York: 1977. 0803850131 / 9780803850132 Reprint Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
The historic houses, the tree-lined village streets, the rockbound coast and the harbors where yachts and fishing fleets gather, are reproduced in the hues that nature gives them in spring, summer, autumn and winter. 
Price: 5.65 USD
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8 CHAMBERLAIN, SAMUEL (PHOTOGRAPHS); MOFFAT, DONALD (INTRODUCTION). Ever New England.
Hastings House Publishers, New York: 1945. Third Printing. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Fair condition. 
Contains a number of photographs of New England during the War years and before. 
Price: 32.30 USD
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9 CITRO, JOSEPH E; FOULDS, DIANE E. Curious New England: The Unconventional Traveler's Guide To Eccentric Destinations.
University Press of New England, Hanover: . s Softcover. Brand new book. 
New England is truly a Cabinet of Curiosities, and this indispensable guide directs you to its most bizarre, off the wall, and unsettling exhibits. Some evoke hilarity, some horror. Discover singing sand, glowing tombstones, ghostly squirrels, and a musical instrument said to cause madness. Marvel at the most mysterious manuscript in the world. Visit a miniature replica of the Holy Land or climb carved stone steps leading . . . nowhere. Curious New England points the way to all the tantalizing treats and terrifying treasures that remain tucked away in overlooked museums, private collections, and forgotten recesses of this very special region. *A cursed statue in Maine *Ageless American Megaliths *A window embedded in Vermont earth *Titus's Arch on a New Hampshire hilltop *Artwork made from insect parts With precise directions, hours, and contact information, these fascinating pages reveal each mystery, miracle, and marvel, from world-class weirdness, to minor curiosities, to entertaining distractions. There'll be no more boring Sunday drives when you can visit a spider farm, explore the laboratory of "mad" scientist Wilhelm Reich, view the Hobo Hotel, and observe houses made from paper, wooden crates, mounds of earth—even covered bridges. And New England's wonders never cease: discover evidence of manned flight a century before the Wright Brothers; visible phantoms manifesting from marble columns; and automobiles emerging from tarmac like dinosaurs from pits of tar. This one-of-a-kind collection spotlights all six New England states, illuminating everything that's wicked, weird, and wonderful in every hidden corner of a region that rivals Old England in mysteries, miracles, and marvels. 
Price: 22.99 USD
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10 EMMET, ALAN. So Fine A Prospect: Historic New England Gardens.
University Press of New England: . s Softcover. Brand new book. 
A lively illustrated social and horticultural book that adds "a significant new dimension to our understanding of American garden history." —New York Times Book Review Join Alan Emmet on a tour of gardens that graced New England from just after the American Revolution into the 20th century. A Martha Stewart Decorative Arts Gift Book Choice for 1996. "Oh, the comfort, the delight I have had in my garden," an octogenarian grande dame of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, recalls in an 1888 memoir. Alan Emmet's glimpse into more than two dozen gardens that graced New England's towns and countryside from just after the American Revolution into the twentieth century has delights of its own. Drawing from diaries, correspondence, historical records, sketch maps, and paintings, Emmet treats the garden--ranging from small urban retreats to ornamental estates of thousands of acres--as an art form and examines its evolution form the utilitarian to the ornate. Along with the useful--greenhouses, peach walls, and pergolas--are found the whimsical and the idiosyncratic. She describes teahouses, topiary trees, fountains, mazes, marble nymphs, and a three-story viewing tower. And ever-present, of course, are the plants themselves: roses, lilies, tree peonies, orchids, even southern magnolias, as well as towering elms, massive lindens, peaches, pears, and boxwood. But as Emmet delves more deeply into who built these gardens and why, another story unfolds. The gardens, it seems, parallel their owners' lives, and embedded intheir history is the saga of families and their rising and falling tides. We see great houses inhabited by gentle ghosts, the boom and subsequent decay of the port towns, the emergence of a mercantile class, the metamorphosis of the cities into sprawling urban centers, and the establishment of institutions like the Massachusetts Horticultural Society. Carefully chronicled, entertaining, and generously illustrated, Emmet's garden tour is very much worth taking. 
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11 HALL, DAVID D. & ALLEN, DAVID GRAYSON (EDITORS). Seventeenth - Century New England: A Conference Held By The Colonial Society Of Massachusetts - June 18 And 19, 1982.
The Colonial Society of Massachusetts, boston: 1984. First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition but dustjacket is somewhat worn and there are some small tears.. 
Contains "Climate and Mastery of the Wilderness in Seventeenth-Century New England" by Karen Ordahl; "Patterns of Agriculture in Seventeenth-Century England" by Joan Thirsk; "Both Englands" by David Grayson Allen; "Work and Life on the Fishing Periphery of Essex County, Massachusetts, 1630-1675" by Daniel Vickers; "European Beginnings in the Northwest Atlantic: A Comparative View" by Cole Harris; "The Puritan Portrait: It Function in Old and New England" by Lillian B. Miller; "The Godly in Transit: English Popular Protestantism and the Creation of a Puritan Establishment in America" by Stephen Foster; "A World of Wonders: The Mentality of the Supernatural in Seventeenth-Century New England" by David D. Hall; "'Heated' Speech and Literacy in Seventeenth-Century New England" by Robert St. George; and "New England and a Wider World: Notes on Some Central Themes of Modern Historiography" by Bernard Bailyn. 
Price: 74.58 USD
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12 KAPPEL, PHILIP AND WHITEHILL, WALTER MUIR (INTRODUCTION). New England Gallery.
Bonanza, NY: 1966. First Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket and protective mylar covering. Reading copy. Library discard. 
Depicts New England in a collection of 150 full-page drawings. Begins with a sketch of the Mayflower II moored at Plymouth, Massachusetts. Among other New England landmarks are Boston's Louisburg Square and the Old North Church, the Witch House in Salem, as well as Brewster Mill, Newgate Prison and Nauset Light. 
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13 LENNEY, CHRISTOPHER J. Sightseeking: Clues To The Landscape History Of New England.
University of New Hampshire Press / University Press of New England, Hanover: 1995. 1584652055 / 9781584652052 Revisiting New England: The New Regionalism Series. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
A startlingly original synthesis of keen observation and interpretive skill that will transform one's understanding of New England's man-made landscape. How does one "read" a landscape? Inspired by the classic work of Hans Kurath documenting the dialect geography sub-regions of New England, Christopher J. Lenney set out to determine whether such patterns of linguistic migration were repeated in the everyday features of our man-made landscape. Through inspired conjecture and methodical fieldwork, Lenney discovered that at least six cultural and material artifacts could be mapped into similar flows and clusters: placenames, boundaries, townplans, roads, houses, and gravestones. With infectious enthusiasm and wit, Lenney guides the reader through a historical and cultural examination of how this artificial landscape came to be. Of the many possible sources of placenames, for example, there are evident patterns of Algonquian and transplanted English; there is the obvious irony of patriot and Tory honored side by side. But what do we make of the apparent hodgepodge of placename suffixes that dot our maps—the -fields, -tons, -hams, and -burys that append themselves to our life and land? And how do we explain the "Great-Big" line, a dramatic yet invisible scar across the map of Maine? The other five cultural markers similarly reveal themselves in a surprising patterning of the New England countryside—in the areas where the connected farmstead dominates, where recessed balconies or twin rearwall chimneys distinguish the scene; in the migration of gravestone cutters and their motifs, which left odd undulating waves of artistic expression throughout the region. Lenney forces the reader to reconsider the shape of the village greens, to wonder why old roads go where they go, and to question where (good neighbors and Robert Frost notwithstanding) we built stone walls. By pushing us beyond mere sightseeing to "sightseeking," Lenney dares to fundamentally alter the way we—old-time Yankee, newcomer, and tourist alike—experience and interpret the New England landscape. "Examining town plans, boundaries, roads, houses, place names, and gravestones, Lenney analyzes how the linguistic patterns of New England, Algonquian, and English, recur in the cultural landscape. In a complex interpretive framework, the methodology of this work challenges many historical assumptions about landscape and the migration of culture."—Connecticut History "Sightseeking will likely become regarded as one of the most important works in this field of research . . . [Readers] will find this energetically written book to be especially delightful and rewarding. Travels through New England will never be quite the same!"—Thomas D. Visser, Vermont History "Sightseeking offers an inspiration for others to continue to look carefully at the New England landscape to see how it is put together and how it got that way.—Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation "Lenney exhibits more literary grace, intellectual range, and good common sense in writing about New England's artifactual landscape than anyone I know." —Jere Daniell, Professor of History, Dartmouth College Thw Table of Contents of this book is as follows: ONE: PROLOGUE - Kurathian Hypothesis • Windsor Chair • Sightseeking Defined TWO: PLACENAMES - Algonquin Toponyms • Folknames • Toponymic Density • Hydrographic Names • Hydrographic Transplants • Generic Folknames • Name-Strings • Transplanted Folknames • -Shire Names • Township Toponomy • Transplanted Town Names • All the King's Men • Biblical-Auspicial • Same-Suffixed Names • Stylistic Zonation • Compass-Point Names • Blend-names • Echonyms • Name-changes • The Great-Big Line • Reversed Center Arc • Of Balls and Cobbles • The China Syndrome • Street Names • Generics • Colonial • Floral-Arboreal • Honorific • Personal Names • Bithematics • Sound-alikes • Artifactuals • Test Names • Affinities THREE: BOUNDARIES AND TOWNPLANS - Cadastre • Toolmarks • North by Northwest • Vitruvian Hypothesis • Through a Glass Darkly • Mylar Grid • Township • Townsite Criteria • Nuclear Village • Infields and Outfields • Cambridge • Divisions • Great Dividends (1636) • Charlestown Wood Lots • Cambridge Squadrants of 1683 • Dorchester New Grant • Range Township • Townplan Templates • Ulster Template • Brookside Village • Street Village • Crossroads Village • Hilltop Village • Templates Revisited • Commons • Steeple Rows • Farms and Fields • Wall-net • Materials and Contents • Form and Function • Sources of Evidence • Fields as Artifacts • Ditches • Town Bounds • By Farms and Lots • Ad Filum Aquae FOUR: ROADS - English Model • Midwestern Model • Organic Model • Quo Vadit • Contour-keeping • Connect-the-Dots • Path-ology • Nantucket • Grid • Pretzel FIVE: HOUSES - Modularity • Mobility • Conformity • House Types • Hall House • Stone-Ender • Whale House • Charter House • Other One-Room Houses • Hall-and-Parlor House • Saltbox • Central Chimney Large House • Cape Cod House • One-and-a-Half Cottage • Off-Center Square House • Center Hall House • Twin Rearwall Chimney House • Gablefront Houses • Connected Farmstead • Three-Decker • Localism • Roof Types • Connecticut Valley • Hallmarks • Materials • Figures in the Carpet • Stud Frame • Plank Frame • Infiltrates and Imports • Urban Fabric • Time Styles • Growth Rings • The Green Between • Slash and Burn • Deja Vu • Systems • Lifewebs SIX: GRAVESTONES - Attributes • Initial Impessions • Exotic Stones • Patronage Areas • Status • Rural Cemetary Monuments SEVEN: EPILOGUE - Artifactual Dynamics • Other Spill-Stains • After 1850 • Conclusion APPENDIX Handlist of Reversed Centers • China Syndrome • Handlist of Horribles Parades NOTES, BIBLIOGRAPHY, INDEX. Christopher J. Lenny, a life-long New Englander, is a twenty-year employee of the Harvard College Library, an Appalachian and Long Trail hiker, and former Walden Pond tour guide. "Sightseeking . . . celebrates the New England landscape . . .The book proves to be wonderfully learned, intelligent, and altogether readable."—Choice 
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14 LINEBAUGH, DONALD W. The Man Who Found Thoreau: Roland W. Robbins And The Rise Of Historical Archaeology In America.
University of New Hampshire Press / University Press of New England, Hanover: 2004. 1584654252 / 9781584654254 Revisiting New England: The New Regionalism Series. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
A thorough new accounting of the work of the controversial archaeologist Roland Robbins. In The Man Who Found Thoreau Donald Linebaugh presents a succinct, articulate examination of the work of the pioneering but controversial archaeologist Roland Wells Robbins (1908-1987) and the development of historical archaeology in America. In 1945 the self-taught Robbins discovered the remains of Thoreau's cabin at Walden Pond. He excavated the site, documented his findings, and in 1947 published a short book, Discovery at Walden, about the experience. This project launched Robbins's career in archaeology, restoration, and reconstruction, and he went on to excavate at a number of New England iron works and other sites, including the Philipsburg Manor Upper Mills in New York, Stawbery Banke in New Hampshire, and Shadwell, Thomas Jefferson's Virginia birthplace. Although lacking academic training, Robbins quickly developed remarkably sophisticated techniques for the period. However, his "pick and shovel" methods were considered suspect and increasingly frowned upon by the emerging American historical archaeological establishment. As the profession evolved, trained American historical archaeologists, according to Donald Linebaugh, too scrupulously wrote Robbins out of the history of their emerging field. With the help of previously unpublished information, the author offers a balanced assessment of Robbins and his place in New England regional history and the history of American historical archaeology. The Man Who Found Thoreau is a must-read for scholars, students, and historical archaeology buffs alike. "This well-written, well-researched book is a major contribution to the history of the development of historical archaeology in the US, and a must not only for libraries but also for the bookshelves of students, historians, and archaeologists interested in the history of American archaeology."—Choice "Robbins... helped to inaugurate American historical archaeology, before the emerging professional establishment moved in and wrote him out of the record. Donald Linebaugh makes a good case for him in The Man Who Found Thoreau." —Times Literary Supplement "Donald Linebaugh is to be congratulated for painting a rich, compelling portrait of Robbins and for placing him in the context of the young and evolving field of historical archaeology. The Man Who Found Thoreau is a valuable biography of both a man and a profession."—The New England Quarterly The Table of Contents of this book is as follows: The Road to Ruins and Restoration: HIstoric Preservation and Historical Archaeology on the Road to Walden Pond • House Hunting for Henry David Thoreau • Forging a New Career: Excavating the Ironworks Sites of New England • The Rudiments of a Scientific Approach • Historical Archaeology Comes of Age • A "Thoreau Yankee" Meets the Academy • Appendix: Archaeological Projects of Roland Wells Robbins. From the book: "Robbins's archaeological legacy, however, has proven as controversial as his life. The ultimate worth of his meticulous records—field notes, maps, photographs, and accompanying collections—has been questioned, and in some cases, entirely written off by professionals who regard his methods as deplorable and Robbins himself as a poseur and showman. While this reputation is not entirely undeserved, particularly in terms of his later work, a review of Robbins's motives, training, and approach to excavation helps clarify both the contributions that he made to early historical and industrial archaeology and the often problematic nature of his work." - From the Introduction. Donald Linebaugh is Director of the University of Maryland's Historic Preservation Program and Associate Professor in the School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. "Linebaugh has breathed new life into the embers of Robbins' career and taken a step towards restoring him to his rightful place in the pantheon, or perhaps rogues gallery, of individuals who have defined the history of historical archaeology . . . Linebaugh's sympathetic biography is an important addition to the literature on the history and development of North American historical archaeology. It is well written and well researched . . . A job well done"—Historical Archaeology 
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15 MACDOUGALL, PAULEENA. The Penobscot Dance Of Resistance: Tradition In The History Of A People.
University of New Hampshire Press: 2004. 1584653817 / 9781584653813 Revisiting New England: The New Regionalism Series. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
An intriguing history of the survival of a Native American people. Although historians predicted the demise of the Penobscot Indians early in the nineteenth century, the tribe is thriving at the opening of the twenty-first century. Having by the early 1800s been rendered all but invisible to the dominant culture, the Penobscots, by selectively adapting to changing circumstances, won back land and visibility. The vital importance of employing elements of cultural resistance as a survival mechanism has, until now, been underestimated. In a larger context, Dance of Resistance demonstrates how an examination of the history of one Indian nation provides a window on the complex interaction of cultural systems in America. MacDougall demonstrates that Penobscot legend, linguistics, dance, and oral tradition became "foundations of resistance" against assimilation into the dominant culture. She thoughtfully and accessibly reconstructs from published, archival, and oral sources the tribe's metaphorical and triumphant "Dance of Resistance"—founded on spiritual power, reverence for homeland, and commitment to self-determination—from colonial times to the present. A decade of political activism culminated in the precedent-setting 1980 Maine Indian Land Claims settlement. Today the Penobscots run small industries, manage their natural resources, and provide health services, K through 8 education, and social services to the poor and elderly of their community. "Based largely on primary sources from archives and fieldwork, MacDougall uses the metaphor of dance to illustrate how the Penobscots have been able to preserve their culture in the face of European domination, pressure, and assimilation . . . the book is an informative description of the Penobscot situation, which parallels the history of most other Native American groups."—Journal of Folklore Research "MacDougall shows how the tribe has changed in enormous ways just as the wider society has in the past couple of centuries."—Bangor Daily News "[A] thought-provoking model for success and survival that is discussed in this thorough and intriguing book." —Indian Country Newspaper and Whispering Wind Magazine The Table of Contents of the book is as follows: Prologue • Dancing into View: Post-World War II Political Activism • Land, Power, and Reverence: Core Teachings That Sustain REsistance • Facing the Future: The Seventeenth Century • War Dance: Shifting Strategies in the Dance of Resistance • Liberties and Lands: Disappointment in the Promise of the New Nation • Dancing in Place: Retaining a Land Base • Bible, Primer, Hoe, and Plow: Resistance Through REligion, Education, and Subsistence • Spirit of a Nation: Retaining Political Sovereignty • Paddling Song: Traditional Skills as a Tool of Resistance • Birches and Baskets: Commodification of Culture and Economic Resistance • Epilogue: The Role of Tradition in the Story of a People. Pauleena MacDougal, Associate Director of the Maine Folklife Center (MFC), received her Ph.D. in American history from the University of Maine in 1995. She has worked for MFC since 1989 and is also faculty associate at the University of Maine in Anthropology, where she teaches courses in linguistics and Native American folklore. Since 1979, MacDougall has published numerous papers on the Penobscot Indian language, culture, and history. She is editor of Northeast Folklore and is currently writing a biography of Maine folklorist and historian Fannie Hardy Eckstorm. 
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16 MARSHALL, TRAUTE M. Art Museums Plus: Cultural Excursions In New England.
University Press of New England, Hanover: 2009. First Edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
An engaging guide to over 150 art museums and more throughout New England. While most people are familiar with the Museum of Fine Arts and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, few are aware of the scores of other wonderful museums throughout New England. From the Colby College Museum of Art to the Museum of Russian Icons and the National Museum of American Illustration, the cradle of American art is home to a dazzling abundance of cultural opportunities. Traute M. Marshall has written this smart and engagingly personal guidebook for curious travelers, bringing to light the wealth of small and large art museums in the six New England states, ranging from world-class encyclopedic collections to more modest and specialized venues. While providing the information found in a traditional guidebook—addresses, websites, opening times, directions, and so forth—Marshall also offers readers informed and intimate introductions to the museums and their histories, holdings, traditions, and architecture. This guide also explains exhibition practices, the presentation of the permanent collection versus the attraction of temporary shows, the different educational activities offered, and the special relationship between a town or city and its art museum. Each entry concludes with a special "PLUS" section designed to further enrich any visit. This might point you to other types of museums nearby, an architecturally distinctive building in the neighborhood, the home of a famous local artist, or other sites such as artist colonies or distinguished galleries, historic inns or restaurants, or even movies with some connection to the locale. Useful as both a resource for planning your next road trip and an essential glove- compartment companion, Art Museums PLUS is a must-have for New England natives and tourists alike. "New England treasures are found in great museums, but also in historic houses, churches and unexpected places. In Art Museums PLUS, Traute Marshall highlights personal favorites at well-known institutions, but surprises even the expert with wonderful nearby finds that are often overlooked."—Carl R. Nold, President and CEO, Historic New England, and Chairman, American Association of Museums "To describe New England's many art museums knowledgeably and enticingly is a tall order—which this guide fills nicely. Art lovers will be amazed by the treasures this guide reveals, be they squirreled away in small, little-known collections or located in the obvious places."—Christina Tree, co-autor of Explorer's Guide to Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire and Western Massachusetts Traute M. Marshall holds a doctorate from the University of Chicago, and has been active in educational publishing for many years. She lives in Newton, Massachusetts. 
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17 NYLANDER, JANE C. Our Own Snug Fireside: Images Of The New England Home 1760-1860.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York: 1993. 0394549848 / 9780394549842 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
In this portrayal of home life in New England from the years preceding the American Revolution to the eve of the Civil War, Jane Nylander explores both everyday realities and the myths that have obscured them. She shows how, thanks to the nineteenth century's literary, historical, antiquarian, and art movements - from the romantic visions of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Harriet Beecher Stowe through the paintings of Frank Henry Shapleigh and the carefully staged photographs of Wallace Nutting - the New England family home was idealized as warm, welcoming, comfortable, unchanging, and self-sufficient, and became representative, around the world, of the American domestic scene. Includes an Index. 
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18 RUSSELL, HOWARD S. Indian New England Before The Mayflower.
University Press of New England, Hanover: 1980. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
A definitive work written for general audiences which describes how New England Indians lived when European settlers first met them. In offering here a highly readable yet comprehensive description of New England's Indians as they lived when European settlers first met them, the author provides a well-rounded picture of the natives as neither savages nor heroes, but fellow human beings existing at a particular time and in a particular environment. He dispels once and for all the common notion of native New England as peopled by a handful of savages wandering in a trackless wilderness. In sketching the picture the author has had help from such early explorers as Verrazano, Champlain, John Smith, and a score of literate sailors; Pilgrims and Puritans; settlers, travelers, military men, and missionaries. A surprising number of these took time and trouble to write about the new land and the characteristics and way of life of its native people. A second major background source has been the patient investigations of modern archaeologists and scientists, whose several enthusiastic organizations sponsor physical excavations and publications that continually add to our perception of prehistoric men and women, their habits, and their environment. This account of the earlier New Englanders, of their land and how they lived in it and treated it; their customs, food, life, means of livelihood, and philosophy of life will be of interest to all general audiences concerned with the history of Native Americans and of New England. Howard S. Russell had a lifelong interest in New England's earliest inhabitants, dating back to boyhood discoveries of occasional Indian artifacts in his family's plowed fields. This led him over the last half century to a systematic examination of every account left by early explorers and observers, every reference in regional or local histories or archaeological writings; to discussions with informed persons; and to making numerous visits to Indian village sites and museums. From this wide variety of sources, therefore, he has set down this illustrated account of New England's earliest settlers. Mr. Russell was author of the widely-acclaimed A Long, Deep Furrow: Three Centuries of Farming in New England (UPNE, 1976), about which Smithsonian said "A readable and splendid account . . . 'sweep' is not too grand a word for this rich and meticulous manuscript." "First rate . . . should be required Thanksgiving Day reading." —Boston Globe 
Price: 20.85 USD
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19 SCHLOSSER, S. E. (RETOLD BY); HOFFMAN, PAUL G. (ILLUSTRATIONS). Spooky New England: Tales Of Hauntings, Strange Happenings, And Other Local Lore.
The Globe Pequot Press Inc., Guilford: 2003. First Printing. s Softcover. Like New. Inscribed by the author. 
Pull up a chair or gather round the campfire and get ready for thirty creepy tales, hauntings, eerie happenings, and other strange occurrences in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. Set in New England's historic towns, charming old islands, and sparsely populated backwoods, the stories in this entertaning and compelling collection will have you looking over your shoulder again and again. 
Price: 18.95 USD
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20 SMITH, CLYDE H. (PHOTOGRAPHY) WITH A TEXT BY M. CRONAN MINTON. New England Coast.
Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company, Portland: 1975. 0912856246 / 9780912856247 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. There is a gift insciption on the half-title page. 
New England is blessed with one of the most beautiful, rugged, historic, and inexhaustible coastlines in the world. From Greenwich, Connecticut, on the Long Island Sound -- dazzling with white sails and colored sponnakers on a summer afternoon -- to the awesome granite cliffs of Monhegan Island and the extraordinary tides of Eastport, Maine, the shoreline winds and climbs northeastward some 6,000 miles. Now, in exquisite color photographs, the gifted photographer Clyde H. Smith has succeeded in bringing the New England coast radiantly alive. 
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