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Preserving Historic New England: Preservation, Progressivism, and the Remaking of Memory

Preserving Historic New England Preservation Progressivism and the Remaking of Memory By the first years of the twentieth century the memory of old time New England was in danger What had once been a land of small towns populated by tradition minded Yankees was now becoming almost unre

  • Title: Preserving Historic New England: Preservation, Progressivism, and the Remaking of Memory
  • Author: James M. Lindgren
  • ISBN: 9780195093636
  • Page: 486
  • Format: Hardcover
  • By the first years of the twentieth century the memory of old time New England was in danger What had once been a land of small towns populated by tradition minded Yankees was now becoming almost unrecognizable with a floodtide of immigrants and the constant change of a modernizing society At the same time, cities such as Boston, Portsmouth, and Salem were bursting at thBy the first years of the twentieth century the memory of old time New England was in danger What had once been a land of small towns populated by tradition minded Yankees was now becoming almost unrecognizable with a floodtide of immigrants and the constant change of a modernizing society At the same time, cities such as Boston, Portsmouth, and Salem were bursting at the seams with factories, high rises, and uncontrollable growth During a period when the Colonial Revival and progressive movements held sway, Yankees asserted their influence through campaigns to redefine the meaning of their Anglo American forebears As part of the reaction, the modern preservation movement was founded by William Sumner Appleton, Jr a privileged, old blooded Bostonian Resisting not simply this avalanche of change but the amateurish romanticism of fellow antiquaries, Appleton founded the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities in 1910 While examining SPNEA in the context of progressivism, Preserving Historic New England focuses on its redefinition of preservation to fit the methodology of science, the economy of capitalism, and the aestheticism of architecture In so doing, preservation not only became a profession defined by those male worlds, but remade Yankee memory to accord with the modern corporate order.

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