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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

After Franklin
The Emergence of Autobiography in Post-Revolutionary America, 1780–1830
An analysis of the foundations of autobiography in America
Arch, Stephen Carl

The Archeology of New Hampshire
Exploring 10,000 Years in the Granite State
A complete archeological guide to New Hampshire, from prehistoric times to the present
Starbuck, David R.

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

The Best Revenge
Short Stories
Cold honesty, grudging acceptance, and sweet revenge: facing down the demons in small-town New Hampshire.
Rule, Rebecca

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

Captains of Charity
The Writing and Wages of Postrevolutionary Atlantic Benevolence
Examines writings that supported benevolent societies in Atlantic seaports during an era of nascent capitalism
Eyring, Mary Kathleen

The Changing Nature of the Maine Woods

The ecology of the ever-changing Maine forest
Barton, Andrew M., with Alan S. White and Charles V. Cogbill

Charles Eliot Norton
The Art of Reform in Nineteenth-Century America
An impassioned reassessment of a major nineteenth-century public intellectual
Dowling, Linda

Convict Voices
Women, Class, and Writing about Prison in Nineteenth-Century England
Sensitive interdisciplinary reading of texts concerning female prison experience in nineteenth-century England; fascinating study of the voices of nineteenth-century female offenders
Schwan, Anne

The Country of the Pointed Firs and Other Stories

A centennial edition of a classic New England novel.
Jewett, Sarah Orne. Sarah Way Sherman, ed. and introd.

Crossings in Text and Textile

A broad interdisciplinary collection highlighting the central place of clothing and textile in literature
Joslin, Katherine and Daneen Wardrop (eds.)

The Cultured Canvas
New Perspectives on American Landscape Painting
A state-of-the-field collection opening new vistas in the study of nineteenth-century American landscapes
Siegel, Nancy, ed.

Cultures of Femininity in Modern Fashion

An interdisciplinary collection illuminating how fashion shaped concepts and practices of femininity and modernity
Parkins, Ilya and Elizabeth M. Sheehan, eds.

The Devil’s Cormorant
A Natural History
A journey through the history, biology, and culture of the misunderstood cormorant
King, Richard J.

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

Dressed as in a Painting
Women and British Aestheticism in an Age of Reform
The impact of the Aesthetic movement on women and women’s fashion
Wahl, Kimberly

The Eastern Frontier
The Settlement of Northern New England, 1610-1763
Description and analysis of the distinctive culture that developed in southern New Hampshire and southern Maine during the colonial period.
Clark, Charles E.

Edith Wharton and the Making of Fashion

The origins of the modern fashion industry as seen through the works of Edith Wharton
Joslin, Katherine

Emily Dickinson and the Labor of Clothing

A history of nineteenth-century fashion through the works of Emily Dickinson
Wardrop, Daneen

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

Fever Reading
Affect and Reading Badly in the Early American Public Sphere
An intricate account of how the early U.S. public sphere was shaped by debates over “good” and “bad” forms of reading, including pornographic reading, scandal reading, and religious reading
Millner, Michael

First Founders
American Puritans and Puritanism in an Atlantic World
An introduction to the diverse lives of the Puritan founders by a leading expert
Bremer, Francis J.

The First Primary
New Hampshire's Outsize Role in Presidential Nominations
A concise history of the first-in-the-nation presidential primary and its impact on politics
Moore, David W., and Smith, Andrew E.

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

Food, Farms, and Community
Exploring Food Systems
How food systems reflect our values and contribute to our economy, environment, and culture
Chase, Lisa and Vern Grubinger

From Gift to Commodity
Capitalism and Sacrifice in Nineteenth-Century American Fiction
Fascinating analysis of the significance of the gift, and its increasingly complicated role in an emerging capitalist order, in nineteenth-century American fiction
Hoeller, Hildegard

The Genius of Place
The Geographic Imagination in the Early Republic
Literary sectionalism in antebellum America and the rise of regional American identities
Apap, Christopher C.

Global Trade and Visual Arts in Federal New England

The impact of global trade on early American visual and material culture
Johnston, Patricia and Caroline Frank (eds.)

Governor John Wentworth and the American Revolution
The English Connection
The story of the last royal governor of New Hampshire.
Wilderson, Paul W.

Granny D’s American Century

The life of Doris Haddock, known to millions as “Granny D,” from her young adulthood in Boston during the Great Depression to her last decade as a galvanizing figure of populist politics
Haddock, Doris and Dennis Michael Burke

The Greening of Faith
God, the Environment, and the Good Life
Expanded 20th anniversary edition of a classic anthology that emphasizes links between multiple faith traditions and the natural world
Carroll, John E., Paul Brockelman, and Mary Westfall, eds.

Herman Melville
Modernity and the Material Text
A provocative reassessment of how Melville’s key works engaged with transformative aspects of book manufacture and distribution in the nineteenth century
McGettigan, Katie

Holmes and Frankfurter
Their Correspondence, 1912–1934
The first publication of an extensive correspondence between two of the century's greatest American jurists.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, and Felix Frankfurter. Robert M. Mennel and Christine L. Compston, eds

I, Lobster
A Crustacean Odyssey
A consideration of the lobster in history, myth, art, literature, and cuisine
Frazier, Nancy

The Ice Chronicles
The Quest to Understand Global Climate Change
An exciting account of revolutionary new discoveries for understanding the earth's climate, and their implications for future scientific research and global environmental policy.
Mayewski, Paul Andrew and Frank White. Lynn Margulis, fwd.

Integrated Landscaping
Following Nature’s Lead
A new way of thinking about landscaping home grounds and public spaces, Revised and Expanded
Chase-Rowell, Lauren, Mary Tebo Davis, Katherine Hartnett, and Marilyn Wyzga

The Leap
How to Survive and Thrive in the Sustainable Economy
An elegant argument for a bold new economic direction
Turner, Chris

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

Margaret Fuller and Her Circles

Essays on the American Transcendentalist
Bailey, Brigitte, Katheryn P. Viens, and Conrad Edick Wright (eds.)

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.

Meat, Modernity, and the Rise of the Slaughterhouse

An interdisciplinary look at the rise of the slaughterhouse in nineteenth-century Europe and the Americas
Lee, Paula Young, ed.

The Meetinghouse Tragedy
An Episode in the Life of a New England Town
The dramatic story of a colonial town’s experience of and response to communal catastrophe.
Clark, Charles E. John W. Hatch, illus.

Napoleonic Friendship
Military Fraternity, Intimacy, and Sexuality in Nineteenth-Century France
The first book-length study of the origin of queer soldiers in modern France
Martin, Brian Joseph

The Nature of New Hampshire
Natural Communities of the Granite State
A beautifully illustrated guide to New Hampshire’s natural landscapes
Sperduto, Dan and Ben Kimball

New England Weather, New England Climate

A comprehensive, accessible guide to a subject near and dear to every New Englander’s heart: the weather
Zielinski, Gregory A. & Barry D. Keim

A Newer World
Politics, Money, Technology, and What’s Really Being Done to Solve the Climate Crisis
An environmentalist’s exploration of how we are bringing ourselves to the beginning of the end of the climate crisis and to the verge of sustainability
Hewitt, William F.

Oliver Wendell Holmes in Paris
Medicine, Theology, and The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table
An innovative study that links the themes of Holmes’s best-known literary works to his medical training in nineteenth-century Paris.
Dowling, William C.

The Parvenu’s Plot
Gender, Culture, and Class in the Age of Realism
Fascinating assessment of the female parvenu in turn-of-the-twentieth-century literature and culture
Foote, Stephanie

The Penobscot Dance of Resistance
Tradition in the History of a People
An intriguing history of the survival of a Native American people.
MacDougall, Pauleena

The Politics of Love
Queer Heterosexuality in Nineteenth-Century French Literature
Convincingly shows how heterosexual couples as depicted in nineteenth-century French literature challenged traditional norms of both gender and sexuality
Foerster, Maxime

Questionable Charity
Gender, Humanitarianism, and Complicity in U.S. Literary Realism
A fascinating reevaluation of U.S. literary realism during the Gilded Age.
Morgan, William M.

Recovering the New
Transatlantic Roots of Modernism
An innovative look at the process and development of nineteenth-century modernism.
Cutler, Edward S.

Remodeling the Nation
The Architecture of American Identity, 1776-1858
A rich analysis of how post Revolutionary Americans conceptualized the early Republic through metaphors of home building
Faherty, Duncan

The Romantic Poetess
European Culture, Politics, and Gender, 1820-1840
An elegant and provocative study of the literary and political effects of the work of romantic poetesses in England, France, and Russia.
Vincent, Patrick

Sacramental Shopping
Louisa May Alcott, Edith Wharton, and the Spirit of Modern Consumerism
Illuminates modern consumer culture and its challenges to American identity and values in two classic novels
Sherman, Sarah Way

Sarah Orne Jewett, an American Persephone

The tale of Demeter and Persephone, a central myth of Victorian women’s culture, is used to interpret the life and work of a 19th-century Maine writer.
Sherman, Sarah Way

Schoolroom Poets
Childhood, Performance, and the Place of American Poetry, 1865-1917

A fresh and provocative approach to the popular "schoolroom poets" and the reading public who learned them by heart.
Sorby, Angela

Sex, Genes & Rock ’n’ Roll
How Evolution Has Shaped the Modern World
An evolutionary biologist looks at diverse environmental and social problems to show how the basic evolutionary imperative of survival and adaptation shapes our world
Brooks, Rob

Slavery and Sentiment
The Politics of Feeling in Black Atlantic Antislavery Writing, 1770-1850
Illuminates the political dimensions of American and British antislavery texts written by blacks
Levecq, Christine

Slavic Sins of the Flesh
Food, Sex, and Carnal Appetite in Nineteenth-Century Russian Fiction
A pathbreaking “gastrocritical” approach to the poetics of Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, and their contemporaries
LeBlanc, Ronald D.

The Story of Elderhostel

A firsthand account of the Elderhostel movement, capturing both the flavor and the experience and enthusiasm of the participants.
Mills, Eugene S. Rosalynn Carter, fwd.

The Sustainable Learning Community
One University’s Journey to the Future
Case studies from the University of New Hampshire explore all the dimensions of sustainability in campus life, combining frugality and creativity
Aber, John, Tom Kelly, and Bruce Mallory, eds.

Sweet Water and Bitter
The Ships That Stopped the Slave Trade
The little-known story of the Royal Navy squadron that patrolled the African coast for fifty years, capturing vessels and emancipating slaves
Rees, Siân

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.

Thinking America
New England Intellectuals and the Varieties of American Identity
A penetrating literary and philosophical examination of major figures in the development of American intellectual culture, from Emerson to Santayana
Taylor, Andrew

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

A Time Before New Hampshire
The Story of a Land and Native Peoples
A comprehensive look at the geography, environment, and peoples of the land that became New Hampshire, from ancient times through the colonial era.
Caduto, Michael J.

Transatlantic Conversations
Nineteenth-Century American Women’s Encounters with Italy and the Atlantic World
How American women authors interacted as writers, activists, and reformers in Europe and the Caribbean during the nineteenth century
Lueck, Beth L., Sirpa Salenius, and Nancy Lusignan Schultz, editors

Transatlantic Traffic and (Mis)Translations

A collection problematizing American and British intellectual transactions
Peel, Robin, and Daniel Maudlin, eds.

Transatlantic Women
Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers and Great Britain
Highlights the social and textual complexity of the transatlantic world for American women writers
Lueck, Beth L., Brigitte Bailey, and Lucinda L. Damon-Bach, eds.

Trolley Wars
Streetcar Workers on the Line
A groundbreaking study of public transportation in the Gilded Age and its place in the emerging American city
Molloy, Scott

“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

Towards a Culture of Responsibility
The fastest dwindling and most valuable resource in the world today is not oil, it’s water—clean, safe, fresh water
Frérot, Antoine

The Wildlife of New England
A Viewer's Guide
The Essential Guide to Viewing New England Wildlife
Burk, John S.

Women's Views
The Narrative Stereograph in Nineteenth-Century America
Lavishly illustrated study of historical narrative stereography and the story it tells about women and gender roles
Davis, Melody

Wordsworth and the Green Romantics
Affect and Ecology in the Nineteenth Century
Ecocritical approaches to affect in the works of Wordsworth and other Romantic writers
Ottum, Lisa and Seth T. Reno, editors