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Sightseeking : clues to the landscape history of New England

Author: Christopher J Lenney
Publisher: Hanover N.H. : University of New Hampshire/University Press of New England, 2003.
Series: Revisiting New England.
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"How does one "read" a landscape? With infectious enthusiasm and wit, Lenney guides the reader through a historical and cultural examination of how New England's artificial landscape - placenames, boundaries, townplans, roads, houses, and gravestones - came to be. The author makes sense of the placename suffixes that dot our maps - the -fields, -tons, -hams, and -burys that append themselves to our life and land,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Local history
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lenney, Christopher J.
Sightseeking.
Hanover N.H.: University of New Hampshire/University Press of New England, 2003
(OCoLC)606981809
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher J Lenney
ISBN: 1584652055 9781584652052
OCLC Number: 51060246
Description: xiv, 359 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Kurathian Hypothesis --
Windsor Chair --
Sightseeking Defined --
Placenames --
Algonquian Toponyms --
Folknames --
Toponymic Density --
Hydrographic Names --
Hydrographic Transplants --
Generic Folknames --
Name-Strings --
Transplanted Folknames --
-Shire Names --
Township Toponymy --
Transplanted Town Names --
All the King's Men --
Biblical-Auspicial --
Same-Suffixed Names --
Stylistic Zonation --
Compass-Point Names --
Blend-names --
Echonyms --
Name-Changes --
The Great-Big Line --
Reversed Center Arc --
Of Balls and Cobbles --
The China Syndrome --
Street Names --
Generics --
Colonial --
Floral-Arboreal --
Honorific --
Personal Names --
Bithematics --
Sound-alikes --
Artifactuals --
Test Names --
Affinities --
Bound Aries and Townplans --
Cadastre --
Toolmarks --
North by Northwest --
Vitruvian Hypothesis --
Through a Glass Darkly --
Mylar Grid --
Township --
Townsite Criteria --
Nuclear Village --
Infields and Outfields --
Cambridge --
Divisions --
Great Dividends (1636) --
Charlestown Wood Lots --
Cambridge Squadrants of 1683 --
Dorchester New Grant --
Range Township --
Townplan Templates --
Ulster Template --
Brookside Village --
Street Village --
Crossroads Village --
Hilltop Village --
Templates Revisited --
Commons --
Steeple Rows --
Farms and Fields --
Wall-net --
Materials and Contents --
Form and Function --
Sources of Evidence --
Fields as Artifacts --
Ditches --
Town Bounds --
By Farms and Lots --
Ad Filum Aquae --
Roads --
English Model --
Midwestern Model --
Organic Model.
Series Title: Revisiting New England.
Responsibility: Christopher J. Lenney.

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How does one "read" a landscape? Christopher J. Lenney provides a historical and cultural examination of how New England's artificial landscape - placenames, boundaries, townplans, roads, houses and  Read more...

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"Lenney exhibits more literary grace, intellectual range, and good common sense in writing about New England's artifactual landscape than anyone I know." - Jere Daniell, Professor of History, Read more...

 
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