Yankees and Strangers: The New England Town
A multi-session book group from the Maine Humanities Council featuring "3 Nations Anthology: Native, Canadian, and New England Writers" edited by Valerie Lawson.
Dates: February 24, March 30, April 27, May 8, and June 29 2020
How and when did the popular image of the New England town develop? What role did immigration and urbanization play in the idealization of the New England town? Did idealization serve to exclude some citizens and privilege others, and if so, does it continue to do so? How does our sense of town history affect our response to changes happening now? Are the traditional town virtues a vital reality today, or only a nostalgic image?