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A landscape history of New England /edited by Blake Harrison and Richard W. Judd.

Collection Type
Books
Originator
Harrison, Blake A., 1970-
Judd, Richard William.
Publication
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press
Contents
Bays and barrens and culture in cans : reconceptualizing coastal landscapes in downeast Maine / Robert Gee -- New England's legacy landscape / Joseph S. Wood -- Water and steam : how industrial power shaped the New England landscape / Marti Frank -- "Preserving the illusion of being transported back into the past" : remaking landscapes through historic preservation / James M. Lindgren -- "Wrought in the spirit of our ancestors" : ethnicity, scale, and the reinvention of a New England town / Scott C. Roper -- Landscape and class : public parks as environmental amenities in nineteenth-century Boston / Phil Birge-Liberman -- The evolution of twentieth-century Boston's metropolitan landscape / James C. O'Connell -- The toxic assault on the New England landscape / Eric J. Krieg.
Regional identity and New England landscapes / Joseph A. Conforti -- The handselled globe : natural systems, cultural process, and the formation of the New England landscape / Kent C. Ryden -- New England forests : two centuries of a changing landscape / Lloyd C. Irland -- Women and the White Mountains : changing visions of nature in New England, 1830-1930 / Kimberly A. Jarvis -- Traditional landscapes : Henry Red Eagle and the Native American presence in the New England woods / Dale Potts -- A vision rooted in place : conservation planning in Vermont / Sara M. Gregg -- Stone walls, woodlands, and farm buildings : artifacts of New England's agrarian past / Mark B. Lapping -- "A bit of realistic fairy-land" : writing the tourist landscape / David L. Richards -- Landscapes of self-sufficiency : New England farms and the back-to-the-land movement of the 1930s / Dona Brown -- "All at last returns to the sea" : land use and water quality on southern New England's shore / Elizabeth Pillsbury -- Rethinking conservation the nineteenth-century battle to save Boston Harbor / Michael Rawson -- Building a tourist landscape in a fragile ecosystem : Cape Cod in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries / John T. Cumbler --
Date
c2011.
Description
This book 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 describe, for example, 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 they highlight the diversity of historical actors who have transformed both its meaning and its physical form. Drawing on a wide range of disciplines, including history, geography, environmental studies, literature, art history, and historic preservation, the book provides fresh perspectives on New England's many landscapes: forests, mountains, farms, coasts, industrial areas, villages, towns, and cities. Illustrated, and with many archival photographs, it offers readers a solid historical foundation for understanding the great variety of places that make up New England.
xii, 413 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
0262016400 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780262016407 (hardcover : alk. paper)
GUSN
273146
Call Number
Book Prize GF91.N43 L36 2011 c.2
Stacks GF91.N43 L36 2011
Descriptive terms
Environmental conditions.
Human geography History.
Land use History.
Landscape assessment History.
Landscape changes History.
Places
New England

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