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7 edition of Creating Portland: History and Place in Northern New England (Revisiting New England: the New Regionalism) found in the catalog.

Creating Portland: History and Place in Northern New England (Revisiting New England: the New Regionalism)

by Joseph Conforti

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  • 40 Currently reading

Published by University of New Hampshire Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Local history,
  • Social history,
  • United States - General,
  • Intellectual life,
  • Travel,
  • History - U.S.,
  • Maine,
  • United States - Northeast - New England (General),
  • United States - State & Local - New England,
  • Travel / United States / Northeast / New England (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT),
  • Economic conditions,
  • History,
  • Portland (Me.)

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages388
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8793880M
    ISBN 101584655216
    ISBN 109781584655213
    OCLC/WorldCa61204282

    The easternmost state in New England, Maine features an indented coastline and forested interior, carved eons ago by receding glaciers. Maine includes more lighthouses and quaint resort villages than you could ever hope to explore in a single trip, but the state is also one of the country's most sparsely populated, the majority of its land pristine and uninhabited wilderness. New England and Canada cruises offer sophisticated, eye-catching ports of call. Take in the sights of the Atlantic Ocean coast, enjoy whale watching, and see the beautiful fall foliage.

    WOODSTOCK, VERMONT. Hard to top the charm factor. When former Dartmouth ski coach Bunny Bertram installed one of the first tow ropes on a Vermont slope in , he played an integral role in establishing one of the state’s top winter locales. In , that ski area, Suicide Six, was sold to Laurence Rockefeller, owner of the Woodstock Inn. From a birding standpoint, Maine can be divided into six regions, each with a characteristic mix of breeding bird species. There is of course considerable overlap in these regions, and during the migration seasons these distinctions blur further as mixed flocks of shorebirds, passerines, raptors, and waterfowl take advantage of favorable habitat along their routes.

    England is the 0th most-popular state in the United States with residents. Use Expedia to plan a visit today and see why so many people call it home! No matter if you prefer to put your feet up in the city or would rather stay in a more remote part of England, you're sure to find the ideal destination. The Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority has also conducted a study for creating pedestrian trails for walking and biking adjacent to the rail lines, in order to provide safe and direct.


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Creating Portland: History and Place in Northern New England (Revisiting New England: the New Regionalism) by Joseph Conforti Download PDF EPUB FB2

Illuminating Portland within the larger context of New England regionalism, and unified by a focus on Portland Creating Portland: History and Place in Northern New England book a living, changing urban center, Creating Portland is an invaluable guide to the city and a resource for scholars, students, residents, and tourists.4/5(1).

Portland, the largest city in Maine, has recently become one of the most popular destinations in the United States.

Named one of New England’s most livable cities, Portland has grown over the past quarter century into a major regional center and international tourist mecca. From the colonial period, Portland has been defined by its diverse array of peoples.

Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Creating Portland: History and Place in Northern New England (Revisiting New England) at Read honest and 4/5. Joseph A. Conforti taught American and New England Studies at the University of Southern Maine in Portland for twenty four years, retiring in as Distinguished Professor ti received an M.A.

in American History and a Ph.D. in American Civilization from Brown University. Conforti is the author of seven previous books, including the award-winning Imagining New England. Creating Portland: History and Place in Northern New England(University Press of New England, ) editor and contributor.

Certificate of Merit, ASSLH, Imagining New England: Explorations of Regional Identity from the Pilgrims to the Mid- Twentieth Century (University of North Carolina Press, ).

[NEPCAC Book Award]. The Burning of Falmouth (Octo ) was an attack by a fleet of Royal Navy vessels on the town of Falmouth, Massachusetts (site of the modern city of Portland, Maine, and not to be confused with the modern towns of Falmouth, Massachusetts or Falmouth, Maine).The fleet was commanded by Captain Henry Mowat.

The attack began with a naval bombardment which included incendiary shot, followed Location: Falmouth, Massachusetts (present. The Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Monument is a public monument in Portland, Maine's West d on the corner of State and Congress Street, it honors poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, who was born in Portland in The intersection built Architect: Francis H.

Fassett, Franklin Simmons. English Adjective. LGBTQA (not comparable). Initialism of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, and allies.

Joseph A. Conforti, Creating Portland: history and place in northern New England Using the relatively new term "queer" and the acronym "LGBTQA" (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, allies) was itself a challenge to the established. “Picturing Place: Portland and the Visual Arts,” in Creating Portland: History and Place in Northern New England, edited by Joseph A.

Conforti (Hanover, N.H.: University Press. Portland is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Maine and the seat of Cumberland nd's population as of The Greater Portland metropolitan area is home to over half a million people, more than one-third of Maine's total population, making it the most populous metropolitan area in northern New England (an area comprising the states of Maine, New Hampshire County: Cumberland.

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White, editors, Harriet Wilson’s New England: Race, Writing, and RegionCited by: 4. There was an impulse to create in Portland another version of the New England town, and the city soon acquired an ample number of churches, schools, fine homes, and business blocks. It had a more reputable newspaper, livelier theatrical and musical scenes, and an urbane quality that many easterners noted with admiration.

There are many New England cities and places to visit, some which are national parks offering seemingly endless hiking and exploration options, while others are quaint small villages allowing guests to step back in time. Whether visitors seek adventure, delicious food, or learning about history, the New England has something to offer to everyone.

The book is both a personal story and a portrait of a distinctive New England place—Fall River, Massachusetts, once the cotton cloth capital of America. Conforti, whose mother was Portuguese and father was Italian, recounts how he negotiated those identities in a city where ethnic heritage mattered.

Creating Portland: History and Place in Northern New England, University of New Hampshire Press, Band, op cit Gerald Cope e-mail. Carol Hershelle Krinsky in Sara Ferdman Tauben, Shuln and Shulelach: Large and Small Synagogues in Montreal and Europe, Hungry I. Maine History Online presents the state's history through essays organized by time periods, by themes, and by a critical approach to understanding history.

Online exhibits illustrate the essays and tell the stories of people, events, and ideas that have helped to make Maine Maine. A generous three-year grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities awarded in has made Maine History.

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The first Ronald McDonald House opens in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. InFred Hill, a football player with the Philadelphia Eagles, had the need for such a facility at Children's Hospital in Philadelphia, where his child was being treated for leukemia. Hill’s dilemma led to the first Ronald McDonald House.The train was first inaugurated in the early s as a service connecting the cities of Boston and Portland (Maine), skirting the northern Atlantic coast much of the way.

The history of the route dates back to the historic Boston & Maine Railroad, which provided many regional services between the two cities with names like the Pine Tree. These 84 closed restaurants helped shape and define Portland's dining scene. They may be part of the city's culinary history, but memories of their delicious dishes, friendly staff and inviting.