Inventing New England

Written By Dona Brown
Inventing New England
  • Publsiher : Smithsonian Institution
  • Release : 14 January 2014
  • ISBN : 1588344304
  • Pages : 264 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Inventing New England written by Dona Brown which was release on 14 January 2014, this book published by Smithsonian Institution. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: Quaint, charming, nostalgic New England: rustic fishing villages, romantic seaside cottages, breathtaking mountain vistas, peaceful rural settings. In Inventing New England, Dona Brown traces the creation of these calendar-page images and describes how tourism as a business emerged and came to shape the landscape, economy, and culture of a region. By the latter nineteenth century, Brown argues, tourism had become an integral part of New England's rural economy, and the short vacation a fixture of middle-class life. Focusing on such meccas as the White Mountains, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, coastal Maine, and Vermont, Brown describes how failed port cities, abandoned farms, and even scenery were churned through powerful marketing engines promoting nostalgia. She also examines the irony of an industry that was based on an escape from commerce but served as an engine of industrial development, spawning hotel construction, land speculation, the spread of wage labor, and a vast market for guidebooks and other publications.

Inventing New England

Inventing New England
  • Author : Dona Brown
  • Publisher : Smithsonian Institution
  • Release Date : 2014-01-14
  • Total pages : 264
  • ISBN : 1588344304
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Summary : Quaint, charming, nostalgic New England: rustic fishing villages, romantic seaside cottages, breathtaking mountain vistas, peaceful rural settings. In Inventing New England, Dona Brown traces the creation of these calendar-page images and describes how tourism as a business emerged and came to shape the landscape, economy, and culture of a region. ...

Inventing New England s Slave Paradise

Inventing New England s Slave Paradise
  • Author : Robert K. Fitts
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Total pages : 274
  • ISBN : 1588344304
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Summary : Many 19th and 20th century historians have argued that Northern slavery was mild and that master/slave relations were relatively harmonious. Yet, Northern slavery, like Southern, was characterized by the conflict between the masters' desire to control their slaves and the slaves' resistance to this domination. For a variety of ...

Inventing New England

Inventing New England
  • Author : Dona Brown
  • Publisher : Smithsonian Institution
  • Release Date : 1997-11-17
  • Total pages : 264
  • ISBN : 1588344304
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Summary : Quaint, charming, nostalgic New England: rustic fishing villages, romantic seaside cottages, breathtaking mountain vistas, peaceful rural settings. In Inventing New England, Dona Brown traces the creation of these calendar-page images and describes how tourism as a business emerged and came to shape the landscape, economy, and culture of a region. ...

Imagining New England

Imagining New England
  • Author : Joseph A. Conforti
  • Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Total pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1588344304
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Summary : Say "New England" and you likely conjure up an image in the mind of your listener: the snowy woods or stone wall of a Robert Frost poem, perhaps, or that quintessential icon of the region--the idyllic white village. Such images remind us that, as Joseph C...

INVENTING NEW ENGLAND

INVENTING NEW ENGLAND
  • Author : Dona Brown
  • Publisher : Smithsonian Inst Press
  • Release Date : 1995-03-17
  • Total pages : 274
  • ISBN : 1588344304
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Summary : "Quaint, charming, nostalgic New England: rustic fishing villages, romantic seaside cottages, breathtaking mountain vistas, peaceful rural settings. In Inventing New England, Dona Brown traces the creation of these calendar-page images and describes how tourism as a business emerged in the nineteenth century and came to shape the landscape, economy, and ...

Creating New England Villages

Creating New England Villages
  • Author : Evan J. Kern
  • Publisher : Stackpole Books
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Total pages : 99
  • ISBN : 1588344304
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Summary : Create charming and historically accurate miniature buildings from New England's past. Easy instructions explain every step in the process--from cutting and gluing to coloring and finishing. Projects include a sugarhouse, covered bridge, Cape Cod house, church, lighthouse, gristmill, and more. 36 color photos, 38 drawings....

Inventing New Beginnings

Inventing New Beginnings
  • Author : Asher D. Biemann
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-01-01
  • Total pages : 440
  • ISBN : 1588344304
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Summary : Inventing New Beginnings is the first book-length study to examine the conceptual underpinnings of the "Jewish Renaissance," or "return" to Judaism, that captured much of German-speaking Jewry between 1890 and 1938. The book addresses two very fundamental, yet hitherto strangely understated, questions: What did the term "renaissance" actually mean to the intellectuals ...

The New England Village

The New England Village
  • Author : Joseph S. Wood
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2002-09-24
  • Total pages : 254
  • ISBN : 1588344304
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Summary : New England colonists, Wood argues, brought with them a cultural predisposition toward dispersed settlements within agricultural spaces called "towns" and "villages." Rarely compact in form, these communities did, however, encourage individual landholding. By the early nineteenth century, town centers, where meetinghouses stood, began to develop into the center villages we ...

New England s Crises and Cultural Memory

New England s Crises and Cultural Memory
  • Author : John McWilliams
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2004-07-22
  • Total pages : 366
  • ISBN : 1588344304
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Summary : In this magisterial study, John McWilliams traces the development of New England's influential cultural identity. Through written responses to historical crises from early New England through the pre-Civil War period, McWilliams argues that the meaning of 'New England' despite claims for its consistency was continuously reformulated. The significance of past ...

Race and Redemption in Puritan New England

Race and Redemption in Puritan New England
  • Author : Richard A. Bailey
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-04-22
  • Total pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1588344304
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Summary : As colonists made their way to New England in the early seventeenth century, they hoped their efforts would stand as a "citty upon a hill." Living the godly life preached by John Winthrop would have proved difficult even had these puritans inhabited the colonies alone, but this was not the ...

A Tourist s New England

A Tourist s New England
  • Author : Dona Brown
  • Publisher : UPNE
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Total pages : 217
  • ISBN : 1588344304
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Summary : Dona Brown collects representative writings, beginning with Hawthorne in the 1830s, and ending with Edith Wharton and Sinclair Lewis in the 1920s, along with selections from other well-known and lesser-known figures. She organizes them into three parts: the first focuses on New England's much-celebrated scenery; the second explores intimate links ...

Economic and Social History of New England 1620 1789

Economic and Social History of New England  1620 1789
  • Author : William Babcock Weeden
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1890
  • Total pages : 964
  • ISBN : 1588344304
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Summary : Download or read online Economic and Social History of New England 1620 1789 written by William Babcock Weeden, published by which was released on 1890. Get Economic and Social History of New England 1620 1789 Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

The View from Vermont

The View from Vermont
  • Author : Blake A. Harrison
  • Publisher : UPNE
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Total pages : 348
  • ISBN : 1588344304
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Summary : With its small native population, proximity to major metropolitan areas, and bucolic rural beauty, Vermont was fated to be a tourist mecca, forever associated in the popular imagination with maple syrup, fall colors, and ski bunnies. Tourism, for good and ill, has always been the decisive factor in the conception ...

Gettysburg

Gettysburg
  • Author : Jim Weeks
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-07-13
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1588344304
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Summary : The site of North America's greatest battle is a national icon, a byword for the Civil War, and an American cliché. Described as "the most American place in America," Gettysburg is defended against commercial desecration like no other historic site. Yet even as schoolchildren learn to revere the place where ...

Together by Accident

Together by Accident
  • Author : Stephanie C. Palmer
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2008-12-16
  • Total pages : 234
  • ISBN : 1588344304
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Summary : This fascinating account of the regional travel accident motif within American local color literature offers a reassessment of the cultural work done by authors writing during the Gilded Age. Stephanie C. Palmer shows how events like broken carriage wheels and missed trains were used by local color authors to bring ...