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Revisiting New England

Editors: Siobhan Senier, University of New Hampshire; Darren Ranco, Dartmouth College; Adam Sweeting, Boston University; and David H. Watters, University of New Hampshire

This series: examines the history of New England regionalism; explores the way its culture came to represent American national culture; shows the interaction between that "official" New England culture and the people who lived in the region; and looks at the local, subregional, or even biographical subjects as microcosms that explicitly open up and consider larger issues. The series welcomes new theoretical and historical perspectives and is designed to cross disciplinary boundaries and appeal to a wide audience.

We are no long accepting submissions for this series.


Abandoned New England
Landscape in the Works of Homer, Frost, Hopper, Wyeth, and Bishop
An examination of artists and poets and the New England landscape that inspired their work.
Paton, Priscilla

Asian Americans in New England
Culture and Community
The first interdisciplinary contribution to studies about Asian Americans in New England
Chiu, Monica, ed.

Black Bangor
African Americans in a Maine Community, 1880-1950
A vivid reconstruction of a once-vibrant African American community in northern New England.
Elgersman Lee, Maureen

Black Portsmouth
Three Centuries of African-American Heritage
A thought-provoking look at New England’s Black heritage
Sammons, Mark J.; Cunningham, Valerie

Breeding Better Vermonters
The Eugenics Project in the Green Mountain State
The disturbing story of eugenics in Vermont and the dark side of progressive social reform.
Gallagher, Nancy L.

A Century in Captivity
The Life and Trials of Prince Mortimer, a Connecticut Slave
The riveting reconstruction of an eighteenth-century slave's life and imprisonment
Caron, Denis R.

Creating Portland
History and Place in Northern New England
The only comprehensive study of Portland’s history, culture, and people.
Conforti, Joseph, ed.

Dirty Whites and Dark Secrets
Sex and Race in Peyton Place
The first full-length scholarly study of Peyton Place, Grace Metalious’s classic story of New England indiscretion
Hirsh-Dickinson, Sally

Evangelicals at a Crossroads
Revivalism and Social Reform in Boston, 1860–1910
The story of Boston revivalism and social reform
Hartley, Benjamin L.

Fissures in the Rock
New England in the Seventeenth Century
A comprehensive examination of the diversity and unity of New England life in the 17th century.
Archer, Richard

Harriet Wilson’s New England
Race, Writing, and Region
This volume, with a foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., advances efforts to correct the historical record about the racial complexity and richness characteristic of rural New England’s past
Boggis, JerriAnne, Eve Allegra Raimon, and Barbara A. White, eds.

Irish Titan, Irish Toilers
Joseph Banigan and Nineteenth-Century New England Labor
Scrutinizes the life and times of Joseph Banigan, one of New England’s, and America’s, most successful nineteenth-century industrialists
Molloy, Scott

Maid as Muse
How Servants Changed Emily Dickinson’s Life and Language
A startlingly original work establishing the impact of domestic servants on the life and writings of Emily Dickinson
Murray, Aífe

Marsden Hartley
Race, Region, and Nation
A provocative new reading of the great American avant-garde arist Marsden Hartley's late work.
Cassidy, Donna M.

Poland Spring
A Tale of the Gilded Age, 1860-1900
An interdisciplinary examination of Gilded Age American enterprise, in a study of how one family farm developed into a world-famous business.
Richards, David L.

Reflections in Bullough’s Pond
Economy and Ecosystem in New England
A dramatic story of the interplay between environment and economy in New England.
Muir, Diana

A Shaker Musical Legacy

A unique collection of Shaker songs and dances that keeps alive this important musical heritage
Opdahl, Robert; Opdahl, Viola

Sightseeking
Clues to the Landscape History of New England
A startlingly original synthesis of keen observation and interpretive skill that will transform one’s understanding of New England’s man-made landscape
Lenney, Christopher J.

Thanksgiving
The Biography of an American Holiday
The origins and ever-changing story of America’s favorite holiday
Baker, James W. and Peter J. Gomes, fwd.

This Grand and Magnificent Place
The Wilderness Heritage of the White Mountains
A sweeping environmental history of a quintessential American wilderness.
Johnson, Christopher

“The Troubled Roar of the Waters”
Vermont in Flood and Recovery, 1927-1931
A timely look at the Vermont flood of 1927 as a window on the history of America in the 1920s
Clifford, Deborah Pickman and Nicholas R. Clifford

Two Vermonts
Geography and Identity, 1865-1910
A piercing new look at nineteenth-century Vermont politics and society, and the evolution of a people
Searls, Paul M.

Voices without Votes
Women and Politics in Antebellum New England
Revelatory scholarship about New England women engaging mainstream politics in the antebellum period
Zboray, Ronald J. and Mary Saracino Zboray