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A Landscape History of New England

Format:  Hardcover,

413 pages

Publisher: Mit Pr

Publish Date: Oct 2011

ISBN-13: 9780262016407

ISBN-10: 0262016400

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"A Landscape History of New England" takes a view of New England's landscapes that goes beyond picture postcard-ready vistas of white-steepled churches, open pastures, and tree-covered mountains. Its chapters, for example, describe the Native American presence in the Maine Woods; offer a history of agriculture told through stone walls, woodlands, and farm buildings; report on the fragile ecology of tourist-friendly Cape Cod beaches; and reveal the ethnic stereotypes informing Colonial Revivalism. Taken together, they offer a wide-ranging history of New England's diverse landscapes, stretching across two centuries.

The book shows that all New England landscapes are the products of human agency as well as nature. The authors trace the roles that work, recreation, historic preservation, conservation, and environmentalism have played in shaping the region, and provide fresh perspectives on New England's many landscapes: forests, mountains, farms, coasts, industrial areas, villages, towns, and cities. Generously illustrated, with many archival photographs, "A Landscape History of New England "offers readers a solid historical foundation for understanding the great variety of places that make up New England.

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Publisher: Mit Pr
Publish Date: Oct 2011
ISBN-13: 9780262016407
ISBN-10: 0262016400
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 413
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 2.14
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.25 x 1.14 x 9.26
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Chapter outline

Acknowledgments
Map of New England
Introduction
Landscape, Nature, and Regional Identity
Regional Identity and New England Landscapes
The Handselled Globe
Natural Systems, Cultural Process, and the Formation of the New England Landscape
Forests and Mountains
New England Forests
Two Centuries of a Changing Landscape
Women and the White Mountains
Changing Visions of Nature in New England, 1830-1930
Traditional Landscapes
Henry Red Eagle and the Native American Presence in the New England Woods
Rural Landscapes
A Vision Rooted in Place
Conservation Planning in Vermont
Stone Walls, Woodlands, and Farm Buildings
Artifacts of New England's Agrarian Past
A Bit of Realistic Fairy-land
Writing the Tourist Landscape
Landscapes of Self-Sufficiency
New England Farms and the Back-to-the-Land Movement of the 1930s
Coasts
All at Last Returns to the Sea
Land Use and Water Quality on Southern New England's Shore
Rethinking Conservation
The Nineteenth-Century Battle to Save Boston Harbor
Building a Tourist Landscape in a Fragile Ecosystem
Cape Cod in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
Bays and Barrens and Culture in Cans
Reconceptualizing Coastal Landscapes in Downeast Maine
Villages, Towns, and Cities
New England's Legacy Landscape
Water and Steam
How Industrial Power Shaped the New England Landscape
Preserving the Illusion of Being Transported Back into the Pastp. 285 Remaking
Wrought in the Spirit of Our Ancestors
Ethnicity, Scale, and the Reinvention of a New England Town
Landscape and Class
Public Parks as Environmental Amenities in Nineteenth-Century Boston
The Evolution of Twentieth-Century Boston's Metropolitan Landscape
The Toxic Assault on the New England Landscape
Conclusion
Afterword: "Back in a time made simple by the loss/Of detail...
About the Contributors
Index

Book description

A Landscape History of New England takes a view of New England'slandscapes that goes beyond picture postcard-ready vistas of white-steepled churches, open pastures, and tree-covered mountains. Its chapters, for example, describe the Native American presence in the Maine Woods; offer a history of agriculture told through stone walls, woodlands, and farm buildings; report on the fragile ecology of tourist-friendly Cape Cod beaches; and reveal the ethnicstereotypes informing Colonial Revivalism. Taken together, they offer a wide-ranging history of New England's diverse landscapes, stretching across two centuries.

The book shows thatall New England landscapes are the products of human agency as well as nature. The authors trace theroles that work, recreation, historic preservation, conservation, and environmentalism have playedin shaping the region, and provide fresh perspectives on New England's many landscapes: forests, mountains, farms, coasts, industrial areas, villages, towns, and cities. Generously illustrated, with many archival photographs, A Landscape History of New England offers readersa solid historical foundation for understanding the great variety of places that make up New England.

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