Puritan Gravestone Art (1976)
Cultural, religious, art-historical, and anthropological studies of early New England gravestones. Research methods, symbolism, literary and archaeological perspectives, preservation, photography, and reproduction. 142 pp. Bibliography, illustrations. $18.
New England Historical Archeology (1977)
Site reports, panel discussions on community participation and cultural resource legislation. Urban archaeology, contact period archaeology, military sites archaeology, industrial archaeology, survey and commentary. 160 pp. Bibliography, illustrations, maps. $18.
Puritan Gravestone Art II (1978)
Methodological, interpretive, and carver-identification studies of early New England and Nova Scotian gravestones, gravestone makers, and gravestone designs. Cross-disciplinary perspectives, dating and site distribution analyses. 159 pp. Bibliography, illustrations, maps. 1990 bibliography supplement. $27.
New England Meeting House and Church: 1630–1850 (1979)
Essays on cultural, decorative, social, and ecclesiastical aspects of New England houses of worship. Architecture, framing and joinery, internal and external decoration, civil and religious practices. 145 pp. Bibliography, illustrations, maps. $24.
New England Prospect: Maps, Place Names, and the Historical Landscape (1980)
A collection of papers on mapping and the larger “folk” process of landscape-making and landscape-naming in New England, from 1500 to 1850. Land surveying, township design, the landscape in painting and graphic arts. 132 pp. Bibliography, illustrations, maps. $24.
The Bay and the River: 1600–1900 (1981)
Comparative studies of regional culture in eastern Massachusetts and the Connecticut River Valley. Essays on joinery, cabinetmaking, architecture, balladry, kinship patterns, and psalmody. 144 pp. Bibliography, illustrations, maps, diagrams. $24.
Foodways in the Northeast (1982)
A collection of papers on early American diet, food preparation, and cooking. Documentary studies; archaeological, architectural, and artifactual perspectives; kitchen restorations; living museum interpretations. 148 pp. Illustrations, bibliography, maps. $24.
American Speech: 1600 to the Present (1983)
Essays on folk, vernacular, and popular speech in the American Northeast and the Eastern Seaboard. Regional dialects, historical pronunciation and idiom, linguistic geography, methodological and source studies. Sample dialect reconstruction. 144 pp. Illustrations, bibliography, maps. $18.
Itinerancy in New England and New York (1984)
Itinerant arts and professions in the American Northeast before 1850. Essays on psalmodists, traveling lecturers, entertainments, early circus troupes, profile artists, and itinerant portrait painters. 256 pp. Checklists, bibliography, illustrations, maps, graphs. (Double issue.) $29.95.
Families and Children (1985)
Essays on New England courtship practices, child nurture, schooling, and coming of age. Overview essay on New England families. Illustrated checklist of decorated family records from coastal Massachusetts. 160 pp. Illustrations, bibliography, maps. $24.
The Farm (1986)
Studies of farming life and everyday routine in New England and Nova Scotia based on diaries, account books, and family papers addressing the issues of neighborhood, market orientation, and agricultural mechanization; special sections on the farm improvement movement, the agricultural press, and animal husbandry. New England farmscapes in landscape art. Bibliographies of farmers’ diaries and accounts and farm studies. 192 pp. Illustrations, maps. CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE.
Early American Probate Inventories (1987)
The use of early American inventories and other probate documents by cultural, economic, and social historians and by museum curators. Essays on method; studies of architecture, landscape, domestic life, literacy, clothing, and economic history. Bibliography. 184 pp. Illustrations, tables, maps. $22.
House and Home (1988)
Essays on domestic life and work in the American Northeast before 1870. Dowry practices, household management, housekeeping and kitchen work, women’s work, the role of domestic servants, shared households, and home industries. Selected bibliography on aspects of the house and home before 1870. 136 pp. Illustrations, tables. $18.
New England/New France: 1600–1850 (1989)
Daily life in New England and New France in comparative historical perspective before 1850. French and English relationships to Native Americans; patterns of immigration, settlement, and land tenure; urban history; and material and agricultural life. French-language abstracts and historiographical essay. Bibliography. 168 pp. Illustrations, tables, maps. $22.
Medicine and Healing (1990)
The evolution of traditional, nonacademic, and popular cures and medical practices in New England and contiguous portions of the American Northeast before 1850. Native American and oral healing traditions; colonial medicine; itinerants, proselytizers, and popularizers; Shaker medicine; and the transition to early professional practices. Bibliography. 200 pp. Illustrations, tables, maps. $29.95.
Algonkians of New England: Past and Present (1991)
Algonkian folklore and world view; subsistence patterns, adaptation, and military alliances from the contact period to 1800; and the lifeways, dispersal and cultural survival, and revitalization of New England Algonkians in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Bibliography. 158 pp. Illustrations, tables, maps. $29.95.
Wonders of the Invisible World, 1600–1900 (1992)
Popular beliefs and superstitions in New England and contiguous portions of North America and Canada before 1900. Essays on Native American and African American spiritual traditions; early witchcraft in New England and New France; divine “providences” in everyday life; educated and folk traditions in treasure seeking, fortune telling, divination, astrology, and religion. Bibliography. 160 pp. Illustrations, tables. $24.
New England’s Creatures: 1400–1900 (1993)
Farm animals, wildlife, domestic pets, and animal lore in New England and its adjacent regions. Essays on seventeenth- and eighteenth-century fish and game, animal control, and horses and livestock; animal husbandry and household pets in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; gaming birds and exhibition animals. Historic re-creation of farm animals. Animals in Native American legends. Bibliography. 216 pp. Illustrations, tables. $29.95.
Painting and Portrait Making in the American Northeast (1994)
Arts of portraiture in the early colonies; New England portrait and miniature painters of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries; imaging and reproduction technologies before 1850; studies of gender, iconography, and aesthetics; portrait making in the era of daguerreotypes and photographs. Bibliography, appendices. 288 pp. 95 halftone illustrations. $34.
Plants and People (1995)
Introduction of English agricultural practices and cultivated plants into North America, eighteenth-century Boston nurserymen and gardeners, early plant stock and seed suppliers, North American plants as medicines and health foods, ornamental and estate gardens, horticulture and American authors, seed catalogue studies. Four bibliographies, research notes. 192 pp. 39 half-tone maps and illustrations. $29.95.
New England Music: The Public Sphere, 1600–1900 (1996)
Music as performed in public settings in the region during the first three hundred years of its history. Fourteen essays on social dance, schools, theatrical music, fraternal and military music, ballads, singing schools, psalmody, bands, and folk instruments. Bibliography, music examples, and illustrations. 208 pp. $29.95.
Textiles in Early New England: Design, Production, and Consumption (1997)
Fourteen essays on domestic and imported textiles in New England, 1700–1950. Studies of quilts and woven coverlets; decorative arts in textiles; hand tools; lacemaking; domestic and outwork production; industrial textile manufactures; milliners; textiles and clothing. 93 halftone illustrations. 240 pp. $34.
Rural New England Furniture: People, Place, and Production (1998)
The twenty-third annual meeting of the Dublin Seminar, this conference addressed furniture-making and related woodworking trades from the seventeenth through the twentieth century; accomodation, adaptation, and migration by artisans; the marketplace; outwork; Shaker furniture; and attributions. Bibliography, 115 illustrations, maps. 256 pp. $34.
Textiles in New England II: Four Centuries of Material Life (1999)
The second volume addressing early textiles. Essays on coverlets, beds and bed hangings, millinery shops, rug weaving, textile technology, women’s history, commemoratives, and costume reproductions. 82 illustrations, 10 tables, bibliography. 272 pp. $39.95.
New England Celebrates: Spectacle, Commemoration, and Festivity (2000)
Popular, institutional, and agricultural spectacles in New England, 1700 to 1900. Essays on street processions; the vocabulary of parades and festivals; early centennials and bicentennials; commencements and militia trainings; and cross cultural pageantry. Special section on the celebration of the landscape. 224 pp., 41 illustrations, map, bibliography. $29.95.
Women’s Work in New England, 1620–1920 (2001)
Working women in the New England region from the time of English settlement to the early twentieth century. Essays on housekeeping, agriculture, textile production, industry, the abolition movement, early missionaries, and memory makers. Additional essays on healing and childbirth, marital conflict, and the roles of servants. 224 pp. 78 illustrations, 1 map, bibliography. $25.
The Worlds of Children, 1620–1920 (2002)
Essays on children’s games, sports and doll play; adolescent education and coming of age; children in war; orphan asylums; children in nineteenth-century illustrations and picture books; children in newspaper trades and public festivals; and child performers and prodigies. 245 pp. 50 illustrations, bibliography. $34.
Slavery/Antislavery in New England (2003)
Addresses the history of racial slavery and its abolition in New England, 1600–1900. Essays on slavery, the slave trade, and the abolition of slavery as it was practiced in Boston and the surrounding regions in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries; apprenticeship and slavery; early abolition movements; life before and after emancipation; and the memory of slavery. 184 pp. 25 illustrations, maps, tables, bibliography. $34.
New England Collectors and Collections (2004)
Addresses the collecting of historical New England objects, 1790 to the present. Essays on museum collecting, architectural preservation, decorative arts (china and furniture), and antiquarian relics. Additional essays on collecting oceanic materials and birds; labor history; nativism; and ethnicity. 224 pp. 84 illustrations, bibliography. $34.
Life on the Streets and Commons, 1600 to the Present (2005)
Essays on New England broadside sellers, street proselytizing, law enforcement, public medicine, and street entertainments; the role of roads and commons in everyday life; images of streets in photographs and collective memories. 179 pp. $25.
Peter Benes. New England Prospect: A Loan Exhibition of Maps at the Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire
An illustrated and annotated catalogue of 132 New England maps, views, and surveying instruments with interpretive essays and checklist entries prepared for the fifth annual Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife. xx + 124 pp. Bibliography. $24.
Amelia F. Miller. Connecticut River Valley Doorways: An Eighteenth-Century Flowering
An illustrated and annotated checklist of 220 historic doorways in Massachusetts and Connecticut, with special sections devoted to a discussion of joiners, design sources, and decorative motifs. 148 pp. Bibliography, index, maps, 60 halftone photographs. $24.
Peter Benes. Charles Delin: Port Painter of Maastricht and Amsterdam
Introductory essay and illustrated checklist of 124 portraits by Charles Delin (1756–1818), a Netherlands coffeehouse proprietor who made a specialty of painting transient American shipmasters, whaling men, and mariners passing through the ports of northern Europe. 128 pp. Checklists, tables, bibliography, 82 halftone illustrations. . CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE.
Alan Clark Buechner. Yankee Singing Schools and the Golden Age of Choral Music in New England, 1760-1800
Alan Buechner examines the decline of Congregational music in early-eighteenth-century New England; the establishment of regular singing in selected eastern Massachusetts and Connecticut Valley parishes; the rise of the singing school as an educational institution in the region; and the golden age of choral music. This important dissertation appears in print for the first time. viii + 158 pp. 50 illustrations and music examples, 3 appendixes, tables, bibliography, and index. . CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE.
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