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Author: Henry Swan Dana
Publisher: Nabu Press
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Author: Henry Swan Dana
Publisher: Arkose Press
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Author: Henry Swan Dana
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Excerpt from History of Woodstock, Vermont More than twenty years ago I prepared and published in the Vermont Standard a sketch of the first meeting-house erected in Woodstock, called The Old Log meeting-house. This sketch was followed by others of similar character, till at length a large amount of matter of some local interest had been collected. About this time, my old friend and schoolmate, F red erick Billings, urged that the material thus collected should be utilized, and, with other material relating to the history of Woodstock, be embodied in a book. To his earnest solicitations it is due that the volume here presented to the public was pre pared; and it is proper to add that Mr. Billings has been at the whole expense of its publication. Born in the village of Woodstock in 1823, I have passed all my life in this place, excepting about eight years next after my graduation at Dartmouth College in 1849, which were spent at the South in teaching. Many of the incidents and characters, if not the greater part, mentioned in the following pages, are there fore familiar to me from personal recollection; and, from this fact, the narrative may embrace many things of more interest to me than they can be to the general reader. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Burlington , Vt .: George Little Press , 1972 . Dana , Henry Swan . History of Woodstock , Vermont . New York : Houghton , Mifflin and Company , 1889 .
Author: Paul M. Searls
Two Vermonts establishes a little-known fact about Vermont: that the state's fascination with tourism as a savior for a suffering economy is more than a century old, and that this interest in tourism has always been dogged by controversy. Through this lens, the book is poised to take its place as the standard work on Vermont in the Gilded Age and the Progressive Era. Searls examines the origins of Vermont's contemporary identity and some reasons why that identity (“Who is a Vermonter?”) is to this day so hotly contested. Searls divides nineteenth-century Vermonters into conceptually “uphill,” or rural/parochial, and “downhill,” or urban/cosmopolitan, elements. These two groups, he says, negotiated modernity in distinct and contrary ways. The dissonance between their opposing tactical approaches to progress and change belied the pastoral ideal that contemporary urban Americans had come to associate with the romantic notion of “Vermont.” Downhill Vermonters, espousing a vision of a mutually reinforcing relationship between tradition and progress, unilaterally endeavored to foster the pastoral ideal as a means of stimulating economic development. The hostile uphill resistance to this strategy engendered intense social conflict over issues including education, religion, and prohibition in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The story of Vermont's vigorous nineteenth-century quest for a unified identity bears witness to the stirring and convoluted forging of today's “Vermont.” Searls's engaging exploration of this period of Vermont's history advances our understanding of the political, economic, and cultural transformation of all of rural America as industrial capitalism and modernity revolutionized the United States between 1865 and 1910. By the late Progressive Era, Vermont's reputation was rooted in the national yearning to keep society civil, personal, and meaningful in a world growing more informal, bureaucratic, and difficult to navigate. The fundamental ideological differences among Vermont communities are indicative of how elusive and frustrating efforts to balance progress and tradition were in the context of effectively negotiating capitalist transformation in contemporary America.
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Author: Gary G. Shattuck
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
The green mountains, lush valleys and riotous fall colors of idyllic nineteenth-century Vermont masked a sinister underbelly. By 1900, the state was in the throes of a widespread opium epidemic that saw more than 3.3 million doses of the drug being distributed to inhabitants each and every month. Decades of infighting within the medical profession, complicit doctors and druggists, unrestricted access to opium and bogus patent medicines all contributed to the problem. Those conflicts were compounded by a hands-off legislature focused on prohibiting the consumption of alcohol. Historian Gary G. Shattuck traces this unusual aspect of Vermont's past.
Author: Michelle Arnosky SherburnePublish On: 2013-08-06
Dana, Henry Swan. History of Woodstock, VT. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1889. Davis, Gilbert A. History of Reading, Windsor County, Vermont, Vol. II.
Author: Michelle Arnosky Sherburne
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Many believe that support for the abolition of slavery was universally accepted in Vermont, but it was actually a fiercely divisive issue that rocked the Green Mountain State. In the midst of turbulence and violence, though, some brave Vermonters helped fight for the freedom of their enslaved Southern brethren. Thaddeus Stevens--one of abolition's most outspoken advocates--was a Vermont native. Delia Webster, the first woman arrested for aiding a fugitive slave, was also a Vermonter. The Rokeby house in Ferrisburgh was a busy Underground Railroad station for decades. Peacham's Oliver Johnson worked closely with William Lloyd Garrison during the abolition movement. Discover the stories of these and others in Vermont who risked their own lives to help more than four thousand slaves to freedom.