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Hidden History of Vermont

By Mark Bushnell

The History Press
Released: 2017-11-13
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Vermont's history is marked by fierce independence, generosity of spirit and the saga of human life along its steep slopes and fertile valleys. Meet the widow who outwitted Tories and may have spied for the Green Mountain Boys. Encounter the family who gained a national following by summoning spirits. Discover why one governor opposed women's suffrage and how that may have involved spirits of another sort. Visit an island retreat where Harpo Marx cheated at croquet and satirist Dorothy Parker wore nothing but a garden hat. Historian Mark Bushnell offers a glimpse of the Green Mountain State rarely seen.

Vermont: A History (States & the Nation Series)

By Charles T. Morrissey

W. W. Norton & Company
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Vermont: A History (States & the Nation Series)
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For many Americans, Vermont still seems what the United States at least in myth once was--a bucolic landscape of wooded hills, neat farms, and handsome villages--before modern forces transformed our agrarian nation into an urban-industrial giant.

Vermonters have long been respected as sturdy Americans who prize hard work, honest dealing, town-meeting government, and dry humor. Their way of life, along with the beauty of their Green Mountains and quiet valleys, remains immensely attractive to natives and newcomers who seek beauty and the satisfaction of self-sufficiency in a natural environment where rocky soil and a varied climate have always compelled respect.

The Story of Vermont: A Natural and Cultural History, Second Edition

By Christopher McGrory Klyza

Klyza Christopher McGrory
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In this second edition of their classic text, Klyza and Trombulak use the lens of interconnectedness to examine the geological, ecological, and cultural forces that came together to produce contemporary Vermont. They assess the changing landscape and its inhabitants from its pre-human evolution up to the present, with special focus on forests, open terrestrial habitats, and the aquatic environment. This edition features a new chapter covering from 1995 to 2013 and a thoroughly revised chapter on the futures of Vermont, which include discussions of Tropical Storm Irene, climate change, eco-regional planning, and the resurgence of interest in local food and energy production. Integrating key themes of ecological change into a historical narrative, this book imparts specific information about Vermont, speculates on its future, and fosters an appreciation of the complex synergy of forces that shaped this region.

This volume will interest scholars, students, and Vermonters intrigued by the state’s long-term natural and human history.

The History of Vermont: From Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time (Classic Reprint)

By W. H. Carpenter

Carpenter W H
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The History of Vermont: From Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time (Classic Reprint)
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  • The History of Vermont From Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time Classic Reprint
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Excerpt from The History of Vermont: From Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time

In this series of cabinet histories, the authors, while presenting a concise but accurate narrative of the domestic policy of 'each state, will give greater prominence to the personal history of'the people. The dangers which continually hovered around the early colonists; the stirring romance of a life passed fearlessly amid peril; the incidents of border war fare; the adventures of hardy pioneers; the keen watchfulness, the subtle surprise, the ruthless attack, and prompt retaliation - all these having had an im portant influence upon the formation of the American character, are to be freely recorded. While the progres sive development of the citizens of each individual state from the rough forest-life of the earlier day to the polished condition of the present, will exhibit a pic ture of national expansion as instructing as it is inte resting.

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Insurrection, Corruption & Murder in Early Vermont:: Life on the Wild Northern Frontier

By Gary G. Shattuck

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Released: 2014-07-29
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  • Insurrection Corruption Murder in Early Vermont Life on the Wild Northern Frontier
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During America's Early Republic, the pastoral villages and forests of Vermont were anything but peaceful. Conflict raged along the Canadian border, as international tensions prompted Thomas Jefferson to ban American exports to France and Great Britain. Some Vermonters turned to smuggling. Federal seizure of a boat called the Black Snake" went deadly wrong--three men were killed that day, and another died later in the state's first hanging execution. The outbreak of the War of 1812 brought thousands of troops, along with drunkenness, disease and a general disregard of civil rights, including the imposition of extra-legal military trials. Using his extensive knowledge of the law, author Gary Shattuck sheds new light on this riotous era."

Vermont Prohibition: Teetotalers, Bootleggers & Corruption (American Palate)

By Adam Krakowski

The History Press
Released: 2016-05-16
Paperback (144 pages)

Vermont Prohibition: Teetotalers, Bootleggers & Corruption (American Palate)
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Vermont became the nation's second dry state in 1853. But some locals refused to comply, and inept law enforcement led to ineffective consequences. What was intended to increase wholesomeness forced a newly carved detour toward crime and corruption. Early laws, such as the Liquor Law of 1853, targeted distilled spirits while conveniently protecting cider. As regulations tightened, morals loosened. Without legalized booze, smugglers imported liquor from Canada, and bootleggers ensured that domestic speakeasies kept the liquor flowing. Crime ran so rampant that Newport, Richford and Lyndonville residents relocated to escape rum-running gangs. Join author Adam Krakowski as he discloses the tumultuous side of Vermont's temperance movement.

Glastenbury: The History of a Vermont Ghost Town (Brief History)

By Tyler Resch

The History Press
Released: 2008-04-01
Paperback (128 pages)

Glastenbury: The History of a Vermont Ghost Town (Brief History)
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Founded by a famously scheming New Hampshire governor, Glastenbury struggled for over a century to break triple digits in population. A small charcoal-making industry briefly flourished after the Civil War, yet by 1920 Glastenbury counted fewer than twenty inhabitants. The end came officially in 1937, when the state, following a spirited debate, formally disincorporated the town. Yet Glastenbury’s legacy lives on in Tyler Resch’s lively and amusing history. Follow Resch as he chronicles the community’s compelling, if always precarious, existence. From mysterious murders and curious development schemes to the township’s eventual annexation by the U.S. Forest Service, Glastenbury narrates the ultimately redemptive tale of a community that lost its political status, only to gain a national forest.

Freedom and Unity: A History of Vermont

By Michael Sherman & P. Jeffrey Potash

Brand: Vermont Historical Society
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Freedom and Unity: A History of Vermont
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Freedom and Unity offers a comprehensive narrative of the history of Vermont, from prehistoric times to the present day. This history of the Green Mountain State incorporates social, political, economic, cultural, and demographic perspectives, placed in broad national context.

Hands on the Land: A History of the Vermont Landscape

By Jan Albers

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Hands on the Land: A History of the Vermont Landscape
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A lavishly illustrated study of the natural and cultural history of the Vermont landscape.

In this book Jan Albers examines the history -- natural, environmental, social, and ultimately human -- of one of America's most cherished landscapes: Vermont. Albers shows how Vermont has come to stand for the ideal of unspoiled rural community, examining both the basis of the state's pastoral image and the equally real toll taken by the pressure of human hands on the land. She begins with the relatively light touch of Vermont's Native Americans, then shows how European settlers -- armed with a conviction that their claim to the land was "a God-given right" -- shaped the landscape both to meet economic needs and to satisfy philosophical beliefs. The often turbulent result: a conflict between practical requirements and romantic ideals that has persisted to this day. Making lively use of contemporary accounts, advertisements, maps, landscape paintings, and vintage photographs, Albers delves into the stories and personalities behind the development of a succession of Vermont landscapes. She observes the growth of communities from tiny settlements to picturesque villages to bustling cities; traces the development of agriculture, forestry, mining, industry, and the influence of burgeoning technology; and proceeds to the growth of environmental consciousness, aided by both private initiative and governmental regulation. She reveals how as community strengthens, so does responsible stewardship of the land. Albers shows that like any landscape, the Vermont landscape reflects the human decisions that have been made about it -- and that the more a community understands about how such decisions have been made, the better will be its future decisions.

History Of Vermont: Natural, Civil And Statistical, In Three Parts, With An Appendix. 1853

By Zadock Thompson

Ulan Press
Released: 2012-10-31
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History Of Vermont: Natural, Civil And Statistical, In Three Parts, With An Appendix. 1853
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