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Changes in the Land William Cronon - Book Review

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Changes in the Land, Revised Edition: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England Cover Image
By William Cronon, John Demos (Foreword by), William Cronon (Afterword by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780809016341
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Published: Hill and Wang - September 1st, 2003

The beautiful, modern classic is an essential starting point in understanding colonial New England history. Memorable and Important. Highest Recommendation. ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis


A Delusion Of Satan: The Full Story Of The Salem Witch Trials

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780306811593
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Published: Da Capo Press - May 30th, 2002

In an illuminating examination of the Salem Witch Trials of 1691, Hill places the horrifying events in a larger context of mass hysteria and intolerance. She tries to understand the motives of the accusers and those who conducted the trials. She humanizes them as well as those who suffered from the accusations, placing the events in social, political and religious context. An outstanding attempt to explain and understand this dreadful episode in early American history. ~ Reviewed by Louise Jones


Spiked Boots

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$21.95
ISBN: 9780881504361
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Published: Countryman Press - November 17th, 1999

An ornery backwoodsman relates legends and stories of the logging days in New England, in this fascinating book by Pike, the author of the classic Tall Trees, Tough Men. With 15 black and white photographs.


Green Mountain Farm

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By Elliott Merrick, Lawrence Millman (Foreword by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780881504354
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Published: Countryman Press - November 17th, 1999

Originally written more than 50 years ago, this book still delights. In 1934, Merrick and his wife bought a dilapidated farm where he planned to become a famous writer. The book describes how the Merrick family survived, through hard work, love of the land, and a good sense of humor. This is still one of the best evocations of the joys of living in the Vermont countryside.


Green Mountains, Dark Tales

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ISBN: 9781584651345
Availability: Out of Print
Published: University Press of New England - April 1st, 2001

Every state needs someone like Joe Citro to weave fact and myth and explore its perplexities and oddities. Publisher's Weekly accurately describes this book as a, "A hybrid of journalism and legend, this wide-ranging, well researched collection of Vermont folklore consists of 31 tall tales, peculiarities, stories of the supernatural and modern mysteries... Accounts of witches, mirages, eccentrics, monsters and mysterious creatures are, like all the tales in this book, carefully detailed short pieces... Citro's rugged morsels make for quirky amusement."


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