Gypsies of the White Mountains: History of a Nomadic Culture [NOOK Book]

Overview

The Gypsy minority has had a rough path throughout history, and by an unusual turn in this road, a number found themselves in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. By and large, their cultural practices and unwillingness to conform to social norms caused European countries to take drastic measures against Gypsies. In many cases, they were deported to the New World. Traveling with county fairs and carnivals, they made their way to the White Mountains, finding a niche for their fortunetelling practices. They became...
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Gypsies of the White Mountains: History of a Nomadic Culture

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Overview

The Gypsy minority has had a rough path throughout history, and by an unusual turn in this road, a number found themselves in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. By and large, their cultural practices and unwillingness to conform to social norms caused European countries to take drastic measures against Gypsies. In many cases, they were deported to the New World. Traveling with county fairs and carnivals, they made their way to the White Mountains, finding a niche for their fortunetelling practices. They became entertainers and made their livings off palm readings, card readings, their musical talents and even gazing into crystal balls. Gypsies have been misjudged and persecuted throughout history, but their romantic traditions and ideals have greatly been overlooked. Historian Bruce Heald delves into the fascinating history of a stereotyped minority and presents the poetry of their wanderings in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016088792
  • Publisher: The History Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/8/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,307,443
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Dr. Bruce D. Heald, PhD, is a graduate of Boston University, the University of Massachusetts at Lowell and Columbia Pacific University. He is an adjunct associate professor at Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania, and presently an adjunct professor of American history at Plymouth State University, Plymouth, New Hampshire. Dr. Heald is presently a fellow in the International Biographical Association and the World Literary Academy in Cambridge, England. Dr. Heald is the recipient of the Gold Medal of Honor for the literary achievement from the American Biographical Institute (1993). From 2005 to 2008, he was a state representative to the General Court of New Hampshire. He resides in Meredith, New Hampshire, with his family.
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