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Preserving historic New England : preservation, progressivism, and the remaking of memory

Author: James Michael Lindgren
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"During a period when the Colonial Revival and progressive movements held sway, Yankees asserted their influence through campaigns to redefine the meaning of their Anglo-American forebears. As part of the reaction, the modern preservation movement was founded by William Sumner Appleton, Jr., a privileged, old-blooded Bostonian. Resisting not simply this avalanche of change but the amateurish romanticism of fellow  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Michael Lindgren
ISBN: 0195093631 9780195093636
OCLC Number: 32201998
Description: xii, 244 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Responsibility: James M. Lindgren.
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Examining the work of New England's Preservation Movement, this study focuses on the complex battle that pitched tradition-bound Yankees not only against immigrants and radicals but against the  Read more...

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James Lindgren tells this fascinating story well and in impeccable detail. His chief, and considerable, contribution to the fast-growing field Heritage Studies is to provide the historical context Read more...

 
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