The Encyclopedia of New England / Edition 1

The Encyclopedia of New England / Edition 1

by Burt Feintuch, David Watters, Donald Hall
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300100272

ISBN-13: 9780300100273

Pub. Date: 09/28/2005

Publisher: Yale University Press

Often defined by the familiar images of taciturn Yankees, town meetings, maple syrup, and rocky seacoasts, New England is both a distinctively American place and a distinctive place within America. Yet these images present only one aspect of the richly varied region that is New England in the twenty-first century. Today traditional scenes of white-clapboard

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Often defined by the familiar images of taciturn Yankees, town meetings, maple syrup, and rocky seacoasts, New England is both a distinctively American place and a distinctive place within America. Yet these images present only one aspect of the richly varied region that is New England in the twenty-first century. Today traditional scenes of white-clapboard buildings surrounding an idyllic village green, hillside farms, and red-brick mills rub shoulders with advanced research centers, nuclear power plants, and urban neighborhoods of immigrants from around the globe.

In entries written by leading authorities in the field, The Encyclopedia of New England presents a comprehensive view of this important region, past and present. Both authoritative and entertaining, this single-volume reference will be an invaluable resource for the scholar and an irresistible pageturner for the browser.

The Encyclopedia contains

• 1,300 alphabetically arranged entries examining significant people, places, events, ideas,and artifacts

• Fascinating and little-known facts that rarely appear in history books

• More than 500 illustrations and maps

• Contributions from nearly 1,000 distinguished scholars and writers, including journalists, academics, and specialists from museums, industries, and historical societies

• 1.5 million words in 22 thematic sections, ranging from agriculture to tourism, each with an introduction by a leading specialist in the field

• Extensive cross-references and a full index

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300100273
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
1596
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 11.20(h) x 2.20(d)

Table of Contents

Contents
Foreword, by Donald Hall....................xi
Introduction....................xv
How to Use This Book....................xix
Acknowledgments....................xxi
Map of New England....................xxiv
Agriculture....................1
Architecture....................59
Art....................113
Cities and Suburbs....................185
Education....................257
Ethnic and Racial Identity....................323
Folklife....................405
Gender....................467
Geography and Environment....................517
History....................633
Images and Ideas....................721
Industry, Technology, and Labor....................815
Law....................887
Literature....................943
Maritime New England....................1041
Media....................1099
Music and the Performing Arts....................1145
Politics....................1213
Religion....................1271
Science and Medicine....................1333
Sports and Recreation....................1397
Tourism....................1449
List of Contributors....................1499
Photograph Credits....................1511
Index....................1515

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