Preserving Historic New England: Preservation, Progressivism, and the Remaking of Memory / Edition 1

Preserving Historic New England: Preservation, Progressivism, and the Remaking of Memory / Edition 1

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by James Michael Lindgren
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195093631

ISBN-13: 9780195093636

Pub. Date: 11/28/1995

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

By the first years of the twentieth century the memory of old-time New England was in danger. What had once been a land of small towns populated by tradition-minded Yankees was now becoming almost unrecognizable with a floodtide of immigrants and the constant change of a modernizing society. At the same time, cities such as Boston, Portsmouth, and Salem were

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By the first years of the twentieth century the memory of old-time New England was in danger. What had once been a land of small towns populated by tradition-minded Yankees was now becoming almost unrecognizable with a floodtide of immigrants and the constant change of a modernizing society. At the same time, cities such as Boston, Portsmouth, and Salem were bursting at the seams with factories, high-rises, and uncontrollable growth. During a period when the Colonial Revival and progressive movements held sway, Yankees asserted their influence through campaigns to redefine the meaning of their Anglo-American forebears. As part of the reaction, the modern preservation movement was founded by William Sumner Appleton, Jr., a privileged, old-blooded Bostonian. Resisting not simply this avalanche of change but the amateurish romanticism of fellow antiquaries, Appleton founded the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities in 1910. While examining SPNEA in the context of progressivism, Preserving Historic New England focuses on its redefinition of preservation to fit the methodology of science, the economy of capitalism, and the aestheticism of architecture. In so doing, preservation not only became a profession defined by those male worlds, but remade Yankee memory to accord with the modern corporate order.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195093636
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/28/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.37(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.78(d)
Lexile:
1460L (what's this?)

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