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Creating Portland : history and place in northern New England

Author: Joseph A Conforti
Publisher: Durham, N.H. : University of New Hampshire Press ; Hanover [N.H.] : University Press of New England, 2007, ©2005.
Series: Revisiting New England.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st University of New Hampshire Press/UPNE pbk. edView all editions and formats
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The only comprehensive study of Portland's history, culture, and people.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph A Conforti
ISBN: 9781584654490 158465449X
OCLC Number: 154804541
Description: xxxi, 348 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Placing Portland / Joseph A. Conforti --
Formerly Machegonne, Dartmouth, York, Stogummor, Casco, and Falmouth : Portland as a contested frontier in the seventeenth century / Emerson W. Baker --
Thriving and elegant town : eighteenth-century Portland as commercial center / Charles P.M. Outwin --
Falmouth, the American Revolution, and the price of moderation / James S. Leamon --
Longfellow's Portland / Charles Calhoun --
Comunidad escondida : Latin American influences in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Portland / David Carey Jr. --
Picturing place : Portland and the visual arts / Donna M. Cassidy --
Writing Portland : literature and the production of place / Kent C. Ryden --
Working Portland : women, class, and ethnicity in the nineteenth century / Eileen Eagan --
"What they lack in numbers" : locating Black Portland, 1870-1930 / Maureen Elgersman Lee --
Creating and preserving Portland's urban landscape, 1885-1925 / Earle G. Shettleworth Jr. --
From declining seaport to Liberty City : Portland during depression and war /Joel W. Eastman --
Creating a "gay mecca" : lesbians and gay men in late-twentieth-century Portland / Howard M. Solomon --
Epilogue : Maine, New England, and American city / Joseph A. Conforti.
Series Title: Revisiting New England.
Responsibility: edited by Joseph A. Conforti.

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"As Portland has become a popular destination for a weekend or permanent getaway, the essays published in Creating Portland provide insights into how and why it became so." - Boston Globe "Creating Read more...

 
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