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Creating Portland: History and Place in Northern New England (Revisiting New England) Hardcover – October 18, 2005


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"Creating Portland is a benchmark publication, of a kind that many of us in the field, as well as general readers, have been craving for decades... this saga is packed with fresh information and ideas, and is a joy to read." --Portland Press Herald

"[An eclectic, informative, and often illuminating history that is pulled together by Conforti's introduction and epilogue, which highlight the continuities and recurring themes that emerge and fill in the gaps between essays . . . Rich in information and detail, and offering focused rather than wide-ranging analyses and interpretations, Creating Portland... enhance[s our historical knowledge and understanding of... Maine communities as well as of the statewide and regional context in which those communities evolved." --The New England Quarterly

"As Portland has become a popular destination for a weekend or permanent getaway, the essays published in Creating Portland provide insights into how and why it became so. Topics include the city's early history, its role as a commercial center, and the creation of its urban landscape." --Boston Globe

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Product Details

  • Series: Revisiting New England
  • Hardcover: 388 pages
  • Publisher: New Hampshire (October 18, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1584655216
  • ISBN-13: 978-1584655213
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.4 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,880,639 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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