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By Joseph A. Conforti

ISBN-10: 0807826251

ISBN-13: 9780807826256

ISBN-10: 0807849375

ISBN-13: 9780807849378

Say "New England" and also you most likely conjure up a picture within the brain of your listener: the snowy woods or stone wall of a Robert Frost poem, probably, or that imperative icon of the region--the idyllic white village. Such photos remind us that, as Joseph Conforti notes, a quarter is not only a territory at the floor. it's also a spot within the mind's eye.

This formidable paintings investigates New England as a cultural invention, tracing the region's altering id throughout greater than 3 centuries. Incorporating insights from historical past, literature, paintings, fabric tradition, and geography, it indicates how succeeding generations of recent Englanders created and broadcast a strong collective identification for his or her area via narratives approximately its prior. even if those tales have been instructed within the writings of Frost or Harriet Beecher Stowe, enacted in historic pageants or at colonial revival museums, or conveyed within the pages of a geography textbook or Yankee journal, New Englanders used them to maintain their identification, revising them as had to reply to the moving local landscape.

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