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1 CADUTO, MICHAEL J. A Time Before New Hampshire: The Story Of A Land And Native Peoples.
University of New Hampshire Press, University Press of New England, Hanover: 2003. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
A comprehensive look at the geography, environment, and peoples of the land that became New Hampshire, from ancient times through the colonial era. In this masterful and elegant book, Michael J. Caduto tells the complete story of the land of New Hampshire —starting with the formation of earth 4.6 billion years ago and continuing with changes to its peoples and the environment through the seventeenth century. Part I offers a comprehensive look at every aspect of the ancient natural world—including geology, glaciology, botany, climatology, ecology, zoology, and paleobotany. It describes the formation of the land hundreds of millions of years ago as a result of major movements in the tectonic plates; chronicles the rise and fall of reptiles, mammals, birds, and plants and other life forms stemming from climatic changes; and explores the arrival of human beings during and after the relatively recent ice age. The rest of the volume immerses the reader in the history of the human populations in New Hampshire, beginning with the Paleoindian period of hunter gatherers over twelve thousand years ago and continuing through the arrival of horticulture among the Alnôbak (Abenaki) and beyond. Caduto explores the Alnôbak's day-to-day existence, culture, and traditional tales as preserved by archeologists, anthropologists, historians, and living cultures. Emphasizing the beliefs, cultures, and practices of these native people, Caduto details the Alnôbak's relationship to the natural world as he tells the story of coevolution between the land and people through time. Caduto takes the reader on an exploration through New Hampshire's rich and diverse history—using first-hand experiences, re-creations of natural and human environments, journeys through historical landscapes and visits with the families of ancient people—to present a thorough profile of the early beginnings of the Granite State. The volume features an epilogue by Charlie True, Member of the Tribal Council, Abenaki Nation of New Hampshire, and nearly one hundred photographs, illustrations, and detailed maps depicting past peoples, historical trails, and indigenous cultures and environments of New Hampshire. "Caduto's A Time Before New Hampshire fills a major gap in the literature of both natural and human history in New Hampshire, as well as of their interrelationships. Caduto presents a rich and dense story in a remarkably engaging way... Readers are asked to walk on a solo 'time-lapse' journey through a vastly changing physical, environmental, and cultural landscape—starting from the beginning, and checking their twenty-four-hour watches along the way... Caduto has also consciously conducted his research in a manner respectful to both the ancestors and the descendants of the Native American Indians he discusses... Caduto's A Time Before New Hampshire is a must-read for every New Hampshirite and can be enjoyed by just about any audience."—Historical New Hampshire "Anyone who has ever walked the woods, mountains and towns of New Hampshire knows the thrill of finding evidence of the region's vast history. In A Time Before New Hampshire, Michael Caduto tells the story of the land that is New Hampshire, starting with the formation of Earth 4.6 billion years ago and continuing with evolution of the natural environment up through its settlement by European colonists."—Northern New Hampshire Magazine "A Time Before New Hampshire: The Story of a Land and Native Peoples is an important and unusual book. It's important because it brings together many stories of our region and connects them in ways that will, I think, touch readers profoundly—especially those who love the land. It is unusual because the connections ring so true, root so deep, and because the author, Michael J. Caduto, lets intuition and imagination lead him, and readers in turn, to places that fact and legend can only suggest."—Concord Monitor "This is an excellent book, brilliantly written and masterfully organized so as to provide the grand context for our time and place. It offers an engaging, life-like and empathetic account of the ancient peoples of New Hampshire . . . There is something in it for all readers." —Gary W. Hume, former New Hampshire State Archaeologist "Caduto has completed a 'mammoth' task with great success. He has provided a balanced mix of cosmology, ethnology, archeology, and natural history to create these stories of New Hampshire's past."—Victoria Bunker, Archaeological Consultant and former editor of New Hampshire Archeologist Michael J. Caduto is an author, naturalist, and educator, and the founder of P.E.A.C.E.® (Programs for Environmental Awareness and Cultural Exchange). He has written twelve books, including the best-selling Pond and Brook (UPNE, 1990) and Keepers of the Earth (1988). "Spendidly vivid accounts of geological history... All New Hampshire libraries will want this book."—CHOICE 
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2 CHESTNEY, LINDA. Bicycling Southern New Hampshire.
University Press of New England, Lebanon: 2000. 1584653620 / 9781584653622 Updated and expanded Second Edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Cyclists throughout the world seek out New England for cycling adventures. And there's none better than in New Hampshire. New Hampshire has it all - seacoast, quaint New England villages, panoramic views, peaceful back roads, and unlimited opportunity to enjoy nature on the saddle of your bike. This book with over a dozen new rides added, 48 in all, offers the best routes in southern New Hampshire, a chance to get some serious exercise, and the best "de-stresser" known - nature in all its glory. Join cycling enthusiasts who've discovered the joy of cycling and the quiet beauty of the back roads of New Hampshire. 
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3 CHESTNEY, LINDA. Mountain Biking New Hampshire's State Parks And Forests.
Distributed for Nicolin Fields Publishing by University Press of New EnglandUniversity Press of New England, Lebanon: 1996. 0963707736 / 9780963707734 
With over 164,000 acres of state parks, forests, and nature areas, New Hampshire is a mecca for mountain bike adventures. Because of the overwhelming popularity of mountain biking in the state, and an ever-increasing demand for a book of trails on state-owned properties, Linda Chestney recognized the need for this guidebook. Chestney, long-time cyclist and author of Bicycling Southern New Hampshire, presents rides, maps, and easy-to-use information for all levels of mountain bikers. From the intricate network of trails in Franconia Notch to the breathtaking, nine-mile Sugar River Trail ride where two of only five historic covered railroad bridges left in the US reside, the rides in this book deliver just what you expect from New Hampshire -- beautiful wilderness and classic New England scenery. 
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4 FOX, JON GILBERT (PHOTOGRAPHS); HEBERT, ERNEST (TEXT). New Hampshire Patterns.
University Press of New England, Lebanon: 2007. 1584655259 / 9781584655251 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Photographs and text that bring contemporary New Hampshire to life. For most people familiar with New Hampshire, the Granite State has two distinct identities. New Hampshire is often depicted as a place of picturesque farms, mountains, forests, and postcard-perfect villages with pretty town commons and colonial era houses. Yet for most of the twentieth century, such New Hampshire cities and towns as Manchester, Berlin and Keene developed small-scale urban industrialized societies dominated by textile, woolen, and paper mills. In the twenty-first century, New Hampshire's duality has given way to a far more varied identity. Radical demographic and economic changes have transformed entire regions. Some towns in Southern New Hampshire have doubled and tripled in size, serving as bedroom communities for greater Boston. Increased property development in the two lakes regions and the Upper Valley continue to transform small town rural life in unexpected ways. This book offers two personal looks at a state whose venerable history stands in lively contrast to its changing times. Over a hundred full-color photographs by Jon Gilbert Fox capture the charm of small town parades and agricultural fairs, as well as the uniqueness of such traditional New Hampshire places as Franconia Notch, Strawbery Banke, and Canterbury Shaker Village. Fox also brings to vivid life more recent cultural phenomena, including the NASCAR races at Loudon and Laconia's annual motorcycle week. Complementing Fox's visual appreciation of New Hampshire are ten essays by Ernest Hebert, one of the state's most beloved native sons. Hebert, a lifelong citizen of New Hampshire, weaves personal experience and family traditions into essays that include meditations on the (former) Old Man of the Mountain, New Hampshire politics, baseball, motorcycles, fly fishing, moose, yard sales, chopping wood, and more. Taken together, Fox's photographs and Hebert's text provide an elegant and richly textured salute to the Granite State. "For the true heart and soul of New Hampshire, I recommend absorbing this combination of Ernie Hebert's essays and Jon Fox's equally enlightening photographs. Provocative, personal, and quite moving, it's a must for anyone, anywhere, who loves New England." —Judson D. Hale, Sr., editor-in-chief, Yankee magazine. JON GILBERT FOX has been taking photographs professionally for over thirty years. His photographs have been published in such diverse venues as U. S. New & World Report, The New York Times, House and Garden, Playboy, Vogue, Scholastic Magazine, Vermont Life, Scientific American, Focus, The Washington Post, and Cond Nast Traveler. He is the author/photographer of Intimate Vermont (UPNE, 2005). A professor of English at Dartmouth College, ERNEST HEBERT is a well-known New Hampshire novelist. Hebert's critically acclaimed The Old American was hailed by Kirkus Reviews as "a brilliant work" and by Alan Cheuse on National Public Radio as a "deeply appealing novel." Earlier Darby novels—The Dogs of March, Live Free or Die, and The Kinship (a one-volume edition of A Little More Than Kin and The Passion of Estelle Jordon)—are available in paperback from Hardscrabble Books/UPNE. His most recent Darby novel is Spoonwood (UPNE, 2005). 
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5 GARVIN, DONNA-BELLE (EDITOR). Consuming Views: Art & Tourism In The White Mountains, 1850-1900.
Distributed for New Hampshire Historical Society by University Press of New England, Lebanon: 2006. 1584656131 / 9781584656135 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
A lavish new look at a key nineteenth-century tourist region and the art it inspired. The White Mountains, solid and ageless peaks of granite, rise up across the landscape of northern New Hampshire. Their natural beauty has inspired visitors to the state for centuries. Generations of visitors to the mountains have found something new and meaningful for themselves and for the culture in which they live. By the middle of the nineteenth century the region's magnificent and varied scenery attracted tourists and artists from around the country as well as from Europe. More than four hundred artists are known to have painted White Mountain scenes before 1900. Artists who visited New Hampshire during the second half of the nineteenth century interpreted White Mountain scenery in ways designed to appeal to and attract tourists and to serve as souvenirs of their mountain visits. Hotel owners encouraged painters to work and to take up residence in the White Mountain hotels. Paintings enriched the tourists' sensibilities and enhanced an appreciation of the landscape, even as a growing middle class was gaining cultural as well as economic power. Merchants, bankers, and attorneys, along with their families, embraced gentility by acquiring, displaying, and contemplating paintings. For some these paintings remained mere symbols of their own rising economic status. For others these objects and images were of more spiritual than economic value. Each painting included in this book presents a compelling and unique perspective of a White Mountain locale. All thirty-seven paintings featured are reproduced in full color. The artworks are organized geographically, following routes nineteenth century travelers took while touring the White Mountains. The reader will be able to explore the key sites that attracted tourists and inspired artists, beginning and ending with a visit to North Conway, home of the earliest White Mountain artists' community. Thirty-three authors from many different disciplines have contributed to this publication. Approaching the subject from a variety of perspectives, they reveal the story and significance of White Mountain scenery, of the nineteenth-century artists who depicted it, and of the people (consumers) who acquired, owned, and cherished White Mountain art. 
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6 GARVIN, JAMES L. Historic Portsmouth: Early Photographs From The Collections Of Strawberry Banke, Inc.
New Hampshire Publishing Co., Somersworth: 1974. 0912274328 / 9780912274324 First Edition. s Softcover. Reading copy. 
A collection of nineteenth century photographs of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, one of the oldest communities in the United States. 
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7 HALL, DONALD; NASON, THOMAS W. (ILLUSTRATIONS). Seasons At Eagle Pond.
Ticknor & Fields, New York: 1987. 0899195423 / 9780899195421 First Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket, as issued, but with a slip case. Good condition. 
A collection of essays won the seasons in New Hampshire. 
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8 LAWSON, RUSSELL M. Passaconaway's Realm: Captain John Evans And The Exploration Of Mount Washington.
University Press of New England, Hanover: 2002. 1584651679 / 9781584651673 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
A compelling narrative of the journeys of early American explorers into the White Mountain wilderness. Now that New Hampshire's dominant White Mountain peak can be climbed relatively easily in a long day, or more comfortably ascended by car or cog railway, it is easy to forget that it was once considered by Native Americans and most European settlers to be too sacred and formidable to attempt. In fact, mountain climbing was relatively rare until recent times, making the fifteen ascents of Mount Washington between 1632 and 1804 all the more remarkable. Passaconaway's Realm is a concise, historically and scientifically correct, and very dramatic story of Mount Washington's earliest climbs and the men who made them in pursuit of botanical specimens; meteorologic, geographic, and geological data; and personal adventure. Incorporating sources that have never been utilized, Russell M. Lawson highlights the interaction of the wilderness landscape and the native peoples with such British-American newcomers and invaders as Walter Neale, Darby Field, John Josselyn, Captain Wells, Robert Rogers, Nicholas Austin, Governor John Wentworth, Jeremy Belknap, and Manasseh Cutler. He focuses on rustic frontiersman Captain John Evans, a founder of Fryeburg, Maine, an axe-man and hunter, but also the wilderness guide for the men of science during the 1784 Belknap-Cutler expedition. Lawson describes in close and intriguing detail the personal relations and aspirations, the logistics and difficulties, and the scientific aspirations and outcomes of this key early ascent. Russell M. Lawson, Associate Professor of History at Bacone College in Muskogee, Oklahoma, is author of The American Plutarch: Jeremy Belknap and the Historian's Dialogue with the Past (1998). 
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9 LAWSON, RUSSELL M. Passaconaway's Realm: Captain John Evans And The Exploration Of Mount Washington.
University Press of New England, Hanover: 2002. 1584653965 / 9781584653967 s Softcover. Brand new book. 
A compelling narrative of the journeys of early American explorers into the White Mountain wilderness. Now that New Hampshire's dominant White Mountain peak can be climbed relatively easily in a long day, or more comfortably ascended by car or cog railway, it is easy to forget that it was once considered by Native Americans and most European settlers to be too sacred and formidable to attempt. In fact, mountain climbing was relatively rare until recent times, making the fifteen ascents of Mount Washington between 1632 and 1804 all the more remarkable. Passaconaway's Realm is a concise, historically and scientifically correct, and very dramatic story of Mount Washington's earliest climbs and the men who made them in pursuit of botanical specimens; meteorologic, geographic, and geological data; and personal adventure. Incorporating sources that have never been utilized, Russell M. Lawson highlights the interaction of the wilderness landscape and the native peoples with such British-American newcomers and invaders as Walter Neale, Darby Field, John Josselyn, Captain Wells, Robert Rogers, Nicholas Austin, Governor John Wentworth, Jeremy Belknap, and Manasseh Cutler. He focuses on rustic frontiersman Captain John Evans, a founder of Fryeburg, Maine, an axe-man and hunter, but also the wilderness guide for the men of science during the 1784 Belknap-Cutler expedition. Lawson describes in close and intriguing detail the personal relations and aspirations, the logistics and difficulties, and the scientific aspirations and outcomes of this key early ascent. Russell M. Lawson, Associate Professor of History at Bacone College in Muskogee, Oklahoma, is author of The American Plutarch: Jeremy Belknap and the Historian's Dialogue with the Past (1998). 
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10 MANSFIELD, HOWARD (EDITOR). Where The Mountain Stands Alone: Stories Of Place In The Monadnock Region.
University Press of New England, Hanover: 2006. 1584655569 / 9781584655565 s Softcover. Brand new book. 
The mountain-haunted dreams and lives of small-town New England. In the language of the area's original inhabitants, Mount Monadnock, in the southwest corner of New Hampshire, is "the mountain that stands alone." This anthology, with its rich mix of original essays, historical texts, and excerpts from oral histories, celebrates the natural and human history of this region. Editor Howard Mansfield says that "the elusive feel of one place exists in that intersection of political and family history, landscape, destiny, expectations, weather and time." Featuring contributions from such writers as Sy Montgomery, Ernest Hebert, Janisse Ray, Tom Wessels, Richard Ober, Jim Collins, and Jane Brox, Where the Mountain Stands Alone ranges from the formation of the region's distinctive landscape to the lives and customs of its first inhabitants, from the industrialization of the antebellum period to the collapse of both farms and mills, from the region's influence on writers and artists to the rewilding and repopulating of the twentieth century. It is a selective but richly suggestive overview of centuries of human interaction with a particular landscape. "That New Hampshire bluff," as Henry David Thoreau said of Monadnock, "will longest haunt our dreams." The Monadnock Institute of Nature, Place and Culture at Franklin Pierce College in Rindge, New Hampshire, promotes the interdisciplinary study of place and of the connections between community and environment. The Table of Contents of this book is as follows: List of Maps • The American Quest for Placelessness —Howard Mansfield • First Encounters • Readings: Indians and Wolves • Sokoki Homeland from Monadnock: K'namitobena Sokwaki—Marge Bruchac • Phineas Stevens at the Threshold of the Frontier—David Stewart-Smith • 11,000 Years on the Ashuelot—Robert Goodby • Borders and Boundaries—John R. Harris • The Disorderly Origins of the Granite State—Peter Sauer • Journal: The Lost Child—Nathaniel Hawthorne • Making Land • Report: The New Road to Keene, 1839 • Report: Connecticut River Ferry, 1900 • Parables of Place—Tom Wessels • Journal: Thoreau on Monadnock, 1860—Henry David Thoreau • Report: Following Thoreau—J. Parker Huber • Recollections: Marlborough's Granite Quarry—John R. Harris • A Mill Girl's Offering—Ronald Jager • The Family History of Water—Howard Mansfield • "Plant Your Apples on the Hills"—Jane Brox • Recollections: Marion Davis, Cattle Drover—Mortimer Peebles • The Grange Votes Down Automobiles—Haydn S. Pearson • Emptying Out • The Last 113 People—Alan F. Rumrill • Letter: Stoddard Reawakening, 1946—Charles L. Pierce • Land of Stone—Kevin Gardner • Blueberry Planet—Roger B. Swain • The Tragic Life of William Preston Phelps—Edie Clark • The Poor Farm—John R. Harris • Recollections: The Green Army of Camp Annett—Jonathan Schach • Recollections: Lost Ski Areas—Mortimer Peebles • Readings: "What Ails New England?" • Returning • Readings: The Folks of the Monadnock Region Want you for a Neighbor! • Abbott Thayer in the Spell of Monadnock—Richard Meryman • Letter: A Dublin Summer—Mark Twain • Confessions of a Part-Time Squire—Newton F. Tolman • Report: How to Build a House—Raphael Pumpelly • Far from Nebraska's Prairies—Linda Dyer • Grandfather's Farm—Nancy Hayden • Back to the Land—Edie Clark • Getting Out of the Hole in Nelson—Jim Collins • Eminent Domain: Evicted to Create Pisgah Park—Elizabeth Getchell • Recollections: Pisgah, a Place Apart—Jonathan Schach • The Return of the Wild—Sy Montgomery • Here and Now in the Global Market • Taxi—Ernest Hebert • Il Sentimento della Casa (A Sense of Home)—Paul B. Hertneky • "This Is a Great Country, and Don't Forget It"—Dayton Duncan • The Last Mill in Town—Paul B. Hertneky • Recollections: The Working Life, I. Marlborough Mill • Recollections: The Working Life, II. Lawrence Tannery—Geoffrey Douglas • "How Did It Go Today?"—Martha Weinman Lear • Letter: And Not So Well for Others—Dawn Powell • Drawing Our Desires: The Endless Keene Bypass Controversy—William Craig • Recollections: The Last Train Out of Town—John R. Harris • Quiet Boomtown—Gerald Burns • Report: New Hampshire by the Numbers • Is There a Monadnock Land Ethic?—Richard Ober • Report: The Last Hurrah for New England Thrift; or, Use It Once, Toss It Out, Buy More—Chesterfield Town Report • Mr. Roy's Market—Janisse Ray • Our Town—Tim Clark • APPENDIX: You Can Get There from Here • My Favorite Views of the Mountain—Judson D. Hale, Sr. • Directions to Some of the Places in This Book • Bibliography and Sources • List of Contributors • Illustration Credits and Acknowledgments • Editor's Note • Index. MAPS • The Monadnock Region and Its Relation to New England • The Masonian Curve • Historic Indian Trails • Contested New Hampshire/Massachusetts Border • Postglacial Landscapes of the Monadnock Region • Hidden Ireland: Stone Walls and Fields in West Peterborough • Pisgah State Park Outlined on an 1858 Map • Ruralburbia: Fragmented Population Growth • The Mind of the Monadnock School District: A Modern Maze. Howard Mansfield is author of The Bones of the Earth (2004), The Same Ax, Twice (UPNE, 2000), and In The Memory House (1993). He lives in Hancock, New Hampshire. "[An] evocative collection of essays."—Boston Sunday Globe 
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11 RANDALL, PETER E. New Hampshire Then & Now: Historical And Contemporary Photographs Of The Granite State From 1840 To 2005.
Peter E. Randall Publisher h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 

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12 ROBINSON, J. DENNIS. Strawbery Banke: A Seaport Museum 400 Years In The Making.
Strawbery Banke Museum & Peter E. Randall: 2008. 0960389628 / 9780960389629 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
This dramatic story of New Hampshire's oldest neighborhood and only seaport spans 400 years in 400 pages with over 350 photographs and illustrations. Strawbery Banke Museum is a rich core sample of an ever-changing America. The ten-acre museum campus, New Hampshire's earliest neighborhood, began as a British plantation on a tidal inlet. Abandoned by its founders in 1635, the settlement "accidentally" named Strawberry Bank survived to become New Hampshire's only seaport. A century later the bustling Portsmouth waterfront was home to royal governors, tall ships, skilled artisans, and wealthy merchants. When the maritime economy crashed and the city burned in the nineteenth century, the "Puddle Dock" neighborhood drew waves of immigrant families to its ancient low-rent buildings. Then in the twentieth century, fearful of urban "blight," a federal redevelopment project went off here like a neutron bomb. The population and the junkyards disappeared, but a grassroots preservation movement saved many historic buildings from the bulldozers of progress. Rich with pictures and painstakingly researched, this work is actually two books in one. The first tracks 400 years of history along the Piscataqua River with dramatic tales that will surprise even New Hampshire natives—and reads like a thrilling adventure novel. The story then goes behind the scenes to the controversial founding of Strawbery Banke Museum in 1958. Tapping into private letters, unpublished records and personal interviews, the author explores the politics of preservation in a small blue-collar city. Always lively, this highly readable history tracks modern Portsmouth from a gritty working seaport to a cultural heritage destination, assessing what is gained and what is lost along the way. J. Dennis Robinson is editor and owner of the popular regional web site . An educator, audio and video producer, lecturer, and columnist, Robinson has published over a thousand articles on local history and culture. His most recent books Wentworth by the Sea: The Life and Times of a Grand Hotel. He lives in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, with his wife. "This is an important book about one of the best history museums in the country."—Ken Burns 
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13 RYAN, TOM. Following Atticus: Forty-eight High Peaks, One Little Dog, And An Extraordinary Friendship.
William Morrow, Newe York: 2011. Advance Reader's Copy. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Middle-age newspaper editor Tom Ryan and his little dog, Atticus M. Finch, are an unlikely pair of mountaineers. During the winter of 2006-2007, they set out to pay tribute to a friend who had died of cancer by attempting to climb all forty-eight of New Hampshire's four-thousand-foot peaks twice while raising money for charity. Following Atticus chronicles their adventure - a demanding and wondrous trek over hundreds of miles. 
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14 SAMMONS, MARK J. & CUNNINGHAM, VALARIE. Black Portsmouth: Three Centuries Of African-american Heritage.
University of New Hampshire Press: 2004. 1584652896 / 9781584652892 Revisiting New England: The New Regionalism Series. s Softcover. Good condition. 
A thought-provoking look at New England's Black heritage. Few people think of a rich Black heritage when they think of New England. In the pioneering book Black Portsmouth, Mark J. Sammons and Valerie Cunningham celebrate it, guiding the reader through more than three centuries of New England and Portsmouth social, political, economic, and cultural history as well as scores of personal and site-specific stories. Here, we meet such Africans as the "likely negro boys and girls from Gambia," who debarked at Portsmouth from a slave ship, and Prince Whipple, who fought in the American Revolution. We learn about their descendants, including the performer Richard Potter and John Tate of the People's Baptist Church, who overcame the tragedies and challenges of their ancestors' enslavement and subsequent marginalization to build communities and families, found institutions, and contribute to their city, region, state, and nation in many capacities. Individual entries speak to broader issues—the anti-slavery movement, American religion, and foodways, for example. We also learn about the extant historical sites important to Black Portsmouth—including the surprise revelation of an African burial ground in October 2003—as well as the extraordinary efforts being made to preserve remnants of the city's early Black heritage. "Black Portsmouth provides information about a vastly understudied population whose history is an essential part of, and provides essential perspective on, the history of Portsmouth. In the breadth of its coverage, it should lead to more specific and detailed work that fleshes out the histories of both the city and its people."—Historical New Hampshire "Here, we have a full-bodied cultural history of blacks in Portsmouth . . . I highly recommend it as both a good read and a primary text for all New England history and historians alike."—Portland (ME) Library Newsletter "This book chronicles the lives of black individuals; from the 17th-and 18th-Century slaves to the 19th- and 20th-Century freemen, they are all contributors to the development of this area. It includes the lives of dock workers, sailors, farm hands, craftsmen and those who built churches, social clubs, mutual aid societies and raised families. It ends with a chapter on current day Portsmouth." —Northern New Hampshire Magazine "Rooted in the lives of individuals, Black Portsmouth: Three Centuries of African American Heritage, is a lively story uncovering the buried history of black life in Portsmouth from 1648 until the present. The reader will meet coopers, tailors, mariners, printers, laundresses, dock workers, teachers, preachers and many more whose skills built a black community within the wider city of Portsmouth. Charles Lenox Redmond, Williams Wells Brown, Frederick Douglass are amount the nationally famous visitors remembered in the city. Other names known mostly in Portsmouth include Fowle, Whipple, Bruce and Spring. All are viewed against the background of the larger national history comprehensively recounted by the authors."—Kenneth A. Heidelberg, Site Manager, Boston African American National Historic Site The Table of Contents of this book is as follows: Preface - The Seaport - Colonists • Portsmouth and the Slave Trade • Sale of Enslaved People • White Fears, Regulation, and Legislation • One Negro Man £200, One Ditto Woman £50: Location, Labor, Value • Skilled Craftspeople • Fortune and James: Invisibility • Hannah, Pomp, Nanne, Violet, Scipio: Agricultural Work • Quamino, Prince, Nero, a Negro Girl, Cato, Peter, John Jack, and Phyllis: The Role of Slavery among the White Colonial Elite • Venus: Decoding Clues • North Church People: Status and Religion • Nero Brewster, Willie Clarkson, Jock Odiorne, Pharaoh Shores: Black Coronations, Internal Status. and Social Control • The Unnamed, Unrecorded Dead: Health, Medicine, Death, Burial • The Cotton and Hunking Families: Family, Women, Marriage • Revolutionary Petitioners: Politics and Freedom • Prince Whipple: Revolution and Freedom • Free Black People in an Era of Slavery • The Long-Range Impacts of the Slave System - Early Americans • "3 Very Old Negroes Almost Good for Nothing": The Plight of the Elderly in Freedom • Prince, Cuffee, Dinah, and Rebecca Whipple: A Sample Family Living in Freedom • Siras Bruce and Flora Stoodley Bruce: New Freedom, Limited Options • Pomp and Candace Spring: A Glimpse of Home and Home Life • Dinah GIbson: Making It on Her Own • Richard Potter: Making an Itinerant Living in Entertainment • Black Marines of Portsmouth: Life at Sea and at Home • Esther Whipple Mullinaux: Kinship and Cluster Diffusion - Abolition • Portsmouth's Continued Participation in Slavery • Frederick Douglass, Charles Lenox Remond, William Wells Brown: Black Abolitionist Orators and the Civil War Years in Portsmouth •"Most of the Colored People of the City, Both Old and Young": Celebrating Emancipation - Community • People's Baptist Church: Spiritual Life, Religious Community • Deacon Haywood Burton: Community Leader • Gearge M. King, Ralph Reed, Albert Auylor: Social Clubs and Political Action • The Klan in Portsmouth • Louis George Gregory and Louisa Matthews Gregory: Spiritual Leaders for Racial Unity • Elizabeth Virgil: Quiet Pioneer, Witness to a Changing World • Owen Finnigan Cooper, Eugene Reid, John Ramsay, Emerson Reed, Doris Moore, Anna Jones: World War II and the Patriotic Service • Rosary Broxay Cooper: Migration, Career Options, Patriotic Service - Civil Rights • Lost Boundaries, Broken Barriers • Thomas CObbs: Making a Living, Making a Difference • Legislating Destruction: Government Policy and the Black Experience • Working Together, Seeking Understanding: The Seacoast Council on Race and Religion - Living with Diversity - Coffins Under the Street: An Afterword • Appendix: Places Associated with Narratives in This Book • Notes • Bibliography • Index. Mark J. Sammons is the Executive Director of Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion in Portsmouth, and has served as President and Executive Director of the Newburyport Maritime Society, Director of Research at Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth, and Coordinator of Public Buildings at Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, Massachusetts. Valerie Cunningham, award-winning historic preservationist and Portsmouth native, has spent more than thirty years researching and writing about northern New England's Black history. A community activist with seemingly boundless energy, she is the founder of the Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail, Inc. and directs the African American Resource Center. 
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15 SARGENT, WILLIAM. A Year In The Notch: Exploring The Natural History Of The White Mountains.
University Press of New England, Hanover: 2001. 1584650117 / 9781584650119 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Reminiscences of a year spent exploring Northern New England. In the same format and style of his prize-winning Shallow Waters, William Sargent's latest book chronicles a year spent exploring the North Woods of New Hampshire. Through words and photographs, the man about whom Publishers Weekly wrote, "With his fine descriptions and lucid explanations, Sargent joins the company of Lewis Thomas and Stephen Jay Gould as a first rate interpreter of modern science" investigates a new area's geology, ecology, and natural history. Centered primarily in the Franconia Notch, the book ranges to include Mount Washington Observatory, Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, Palermo Mine, and New Hampshire Audubon's Peregrine Tagging Program. In a series of lyrical chapters, Sargent takes readers into vernal ponds and moose yards, up mountain summits and into the dens of hibernating bears. He shows that the present pattern of evergreen and deciduous trees we think of as natural is actually the result of centuries of human alteration. Describing how humans have become the newest geophysical force shaping our planet, he ruminates on how well the earth's immune system can withstand the onslaught. Offering up-to-date science on the geology and biology of New England, A Year in the Notch explains the interaction between life, rocks, and water - the intricate dance that keeps our planet alive and makes our own existence possible. William Sargent is a consultant for the NOVA Science Series and has written six books about science and the environment, including Storm Surge: A Coastal Village Battles the Rising Atlantic (1995) and The Year of the Crab: Marine Animals in Modern Medicine (1988). His Shallow Waters: A Year on Cape Cod's Pleasant Bay (1981) received the Boston Globe Winship award for the best book about New England and was the basis for a NOVA film, The Sea Behind the Dunes, selected by the National Audubon Society as the best natural history film of the year. Formerly Director of the Baltimore Aquarium and a research assistant at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Sargent presently teaches at The Briarwood Center for Marine Biology and at Harvard University. 
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16 SPERDUTO, DAN & KIMBALL, BEN. The Nature Of New Hampshire: Natural Communities Of The Granite State.
University of New Hampshire Press, Conway: 2011. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
A beautifully illustrated guide to New Hampshire's natural landscapes. This illuminating and instructive book explores New Hampshire's stunning mosaic of natural communities. In photos, drawings, and accessible text, The Nature of New Hampshire takes you on a tour of landscapes as varied as alpine meadows, tidal marshes, riverbanks, forests, ponds, dunes, and cliffs. Readers will gain a new understanding and appreciation for the state's exceptional natural heritage. Natural communities are recurring associations of plants and animals found in particular physical environments. They are the dynamic habitats in which native species live. Based on more than twenty years of ecological research, the New Hampshire Natural Heritage Bureau developed the classification of the nearly 200 natural community types presented in this essential guide. The communities are organized into eight categories: alpine and subalpine, rocky ground, forests, peatlands, swamps, marshes, river channels and floodplains, and seacoast. With gorgeous photographs, informative text, and recommended places to visit, The Nature of New Hampshire provides an important common language for conservation planning and informed land stewardship. Whether used as a field guide or an at-home resource, this book will help readers reconnect with their surroundings, and understand the places they value. "This book leads the reader on a fascinating journey through New Hampshire's diverse natural communities. Both comprehensive and sprinkled with exquisite details, The Nature of New Hampshire is an indispensable guide to the state's extraordinary natural heritage." —Mary Klein, President & CEO, NatureServe "As a treasure trove of New Hampshire's abundant biodiversity, this long-awaited, richly illustrated and comprehensive guide to the natural communities of New Hampshire will be a required resource for any student of the region's natural history and ecology." —Tom Wessels, Antioch University New England Dan Sperduto served as Senior Ecologist for the New Hampshire chapter of The Nature Conservancy and now operates Sperduto Ecological Services LLC in Canterbury. Ben Kimball is Senior Conservation and GIS Manager for the New Hampshire Natural Heritage Bureau in Concord. 
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17 STARBUCK, DAVID R. The Archeology Of New Hampshire: Exploring 10,000 Years In The Granite State.
University of New Hampshire Press / University Press of New England, Lebanon: 2006. 1584655623 / 9781584655626 s Softcover. Brand new book. 
A complete archeological guide to New Hampshire, from prehistoric times to the present. Several states already boast volumes showcasing their archeological history, but not New Hampshir - -until now. David R. Starbuck's volume fills that void. Going beyond standard state guides that focus primarily on prehistoric sites, Starbuck also devotes equal time to historic, industrial, and nautical sites. This approach reflects the thinking of most contemporary archeologists who conduct research at a diverse range of sites. A veteran of thirty years of field research throughout the Granite State, Starbuck revisits some of his own sites, including excavations at the New England Glassworks in Temple, two prehistoric sites on the Merrimack River, the Joseph Hazeltine pottery workshop outside Concord, the Governor Wentworth Estate in Wolfeboro, and his own long-term survey and excavation project at Canterbury Shaker Village. At the same time, though, Starbuck includes the work of other contemporary New Hampshire archeologists, representative sites of "old-timers" whose digs preceded his arrival, and the investigations of avocational diggers. Starbuck's introduction offers an anecdotal history of archeological research in New Hampshire through the people who shaped it. Part I discusses discoveries that predate white settlement: the Paleo-Indian Period; the Archaic Period; and the Woodland Period. Part II moves from the seventeenth century to the present. Chapters include historical archeology (forts, farms, potters, Shakers); industrial archeology (mills, factories, railroads, dams, and bridges); and nautical archeology (discoveries in the state's lakes and on the seacoast). In addition to summarizing some of the more interesting finds, Starbuck includes stories about archeologists and the techniques they have used to glean information from the past. Overall, he provides a lively account of what it is like to practice archeology in a small but dynamic New England state. "Unlike most books on the archaeology of a state, this one covers the archaeology of both Native Americans and European settlement through the 19th century . . . Of great interest not only to archaeologists, historians, and students, but also to the general public. Summing Up: Highly recommended."—Choice "Starbuck does a wonderful job of presenting the material in depth enough for the serious scholar yet readable enough for the most casual amateur. It is well illustrated . . . making it even more "user friendly" and interesting to the lay person." —The Colebrook Chronicle "Before you close the book... you will have been exposed not only to relics of Native American culture but also to a presentation of 'industrial archeology'... [and] marine archeology." "—The Cabinet You should dig up a copy" —Union Leader (Manchester, NH) "In this personalized encyclopedia of New Hampshire archaeology, Starbuck successfully combines the evolution of archaeological investigation in New Hampshire with the results of expanded fieldwork among the multiple disciplines of archaeology . . . Starbuck places New Hampshire in a clear local and regional context, in terms of time, space, and form. There is something in this eclectic collection for anyone interested in New Hampshire's past."—Donald W. Foster, Ph.D., Professor of Anthropology, Phillips Exeter Academy, and past president of the New Hampshire Archeological Society "The Archeology of New Hampshire by David Starbuck is a great introduction to archeology, history and culture of pre-twentieth century New Hampshire. It invites the reader to see, look for, and research topics that spike one's interest. The reader is teased to look deeper into how, why, where, and when of archeological pursuits in general, and particularly in New Hampshire. Archeology of New Hampshire has the door ajar for the curious Prehistoric, historic, and nautical sections of the book allows the reader to select a topic of interest without sacrificing the integrity of the total book. This is a book that should be in every New Hampshire high school library."—Elizabeth B. Hall, President, New Hampshire Archeology Society, Inc. David R. Starbuck has written five about the archeology of Shaker sites and the excavations of forts along the Hudson River and around Lake George, New York. His most recent books are Rangers and Redcoats on the Hudson: Exploring the Past on Rogers Island (UPNE, 2004) and Neither Plain nor Simple: New Perspectives on the Canterbury Shakers (UPNE, 2004). 
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