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Imagining New England :explorations of regional identity from the pilgrims to the mid-twentieth century /Joseph A. Conforti.

Collection Type
Books
Originator
Conforti, Joseph A.
Publication
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press
Contents
The founding generation and the creation of a New England -- From the Americanization to the re-Anglicization of regional identity, 1660-1760 -- Regionalism and nationalism in the early republic: the American geographies of Jedidiah Morse -- Greater New England: Antebellum regional identity and the Yankee north -- Old New England: nostalgia, reaction, and reform in the colonial revival, 1870-1910 -- The north country and regional identity: from Robert Frost to the rise of Yankee magazine, 1914-1940.
Date
c2001.
Description
This work investigates New England as a cultural invention, tracing the region's changing identity across more than three centuries. Incorporating insights from history, literature, art, material culture, and geography, it shows how succeeding generations of New Englanders created and broadcast a powerful collective identity for their region through narratives about its past. Whether these stories were told in the writings of Frost or Harriet Beecher Stowe, enacted in historical pageants or at colonial revival museums, or conveyed in the pages of a geography textbook or Yankee magazine, New Englanders used them to sustain their identity, revising them as needed to respond to the shifting regional landscape.
xiv, 384 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Notes
Complimentary copy, 2001.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [317]-363) index.
ISBN
0807826251 (alk. paper)
0807849375 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780807826256 (alk. paper)
9780807849378 (pbk. : alk. paper)
GUSN
259740
Call Number
Stacks F4.C76 2001
Descriptive terms
Civilization.
Group identity History.
Historiography.
Identiteit.
In literature.
Intellectual life.
Kultur.
Mythevorming.
Regionaal bewustzijn.
Regionale Identität.
Regionalism History.
Stereotypen.
Places
Neuengland.
New England

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