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The encyclopedia of New England : the culture and history of an American region

Author: Burt Feintuch; David H Watters; University of New Hampshire. Center for the Humanities.
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What makes New England New England? What is the origin of the term "down east"? Which five sports were invented in New England? Why was tuberculosis thought to be spread by vampires? How have Native Americans influenced the culture of New England over time?" "Everything you've ever wanted to know about the longest-established cultural region in the country is now available in this encyclopedia, the first reference  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
History
Wörterbuch
Encyclopédies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Burt Feintuch; David H Watters; University of New Hampshire. Center for the Humanities.
ISBN: 0300100272 9780300100273
OCLC Number: 59279772
Notes: "A project of the Center for the Humanities at the University of New Hampshire."
Description: xxiii, 1564 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Contents: Agriculture --
Architecture --
Art --
Cities and Suburbs --
Education --
Ethnic and Racial Identity --
Folklife --
Gender --
Geography and Environment --
History --
Images and Ideas --
Industry, Technology, and Labor --
Law --
Literature --
Maritime New England --
Media --
Music and the Performing Arts --
Politics --
Religion --
Science and Medicine --
Sports and Recreation --
Tourism.
Responsibility: edited by Burt Feintuch and David H. Watters ; foreword by Donald Hall.
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