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The Resource The New England village, Joseph S. Wood with a contribution by Michael P. Steinitz

The New England village, Joseph S. Wood with a contribution by Michael P. Steinitz

Label
The New England village
Title
The New England village
Statement of responsibility
Joseph S. Wood with a contribution by Michael P. Steinitz
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The New England village, with its white-painted, black-shuttered, classical-revival buildings surrounding a tree-shaded green, is one of the enduring icons of the American historical imagination. Associated in the popular mind with a time of strong community values, discipline, and economic stability, the village of New England is for many the archetypal "city on a hill." Yet this village is a nineteenth-century place, argues Joseph S. Wood, and its association with the colonial past a nineteenth-century romantic invention
  • New England colonists, Wood argues, brought with them a cultural predisposition toward dispersed settlements within agricultural spaces called "towns" and "villages." Rarely compact in form, these communities did, however, encourage individual landholding. By the early nineteenth century, town centers, where meetinghouses stood, began to develop into the center villages we recognize today. Just as rural New England began its economic decline, Wood shows, romantics associated these proto-urban places with idealized colonial village communities as the source of both village form and commercial success
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wood, Joseph Sutherland
Dewey number
974/.009734
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F4
LC item number
.W66 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Steinitz, Michael
Series statement
Creating the North American landscape
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Villages
  • New England
  • Dorpen
  • Villages
  • Villages
  • Dorf
  • Geschichte
Label
The New England village, Joseph S. Wood with a contribution by Michael P. Steinitz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-216) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "As a City upon a Hill" -- The Colonial Encounter with the Land -- Village and Community in the Seventeenth Century -- The Architectural Landscape -- Villages in the Federal Period -- The Village as a Vernacular Form -- The Settlement Ideal -- A World We Have Gained
Control code
35138236
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xvi, 223 pages
Isbn
9780801854545
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96027376
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)35138236
Label
The New England village, Joseph S. Wood with a contribution by Michael P. Steinitz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-216) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "As a City upon a Hill" -- The Colonial Encounter with the Land -- Village and Community in the Seventeenth Century -- The Architectural Landscape -- Villages in the Federal Period -- The Village as a Vernacular Form -- The Settlement Ideal -- A World We Have Gained
Control code
35138236
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xvi, 223 pages
Isbn
9780801854545
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96027376
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)35138236

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