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

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-259740

Description

xiv, 384 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm., 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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Regionalism History.
Group identity History.
Regionaal bewustzijn.
Identiteit.
Mythevorming.
Stereotypen.
Kultur.
Regionale Identität.
Civilization.
Intellectual life.
Historiography.
In literature.

Originator

Conforti, Joseph A.

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.

Publication

Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press

Description

xiv, 384 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
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.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [317]-363) index.
Complimentary copy, 2001.

ISBN

0807826251 (alk. paper)
9780807826256 (alk. paper)
0807849375 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780807849378 (pbk. : alk. paper)

Call Number

Stacks F4.C76 2001

Places

New England
Neuengland.