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New Book on New England Meetinghouses

This spring the University of Massachusetts Press is publishing Meetinghouses of Early New England, by Peter Benes, a comprehensive study of early American vernacular architecture.The publisher’s copy says: Built primarily for public religious exercises, New England’s wood-frame meetinghouses nevertheless were closely wedded to the social and cultural fabric of the neighborhood and fulfilled multiple secular purposes for much of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
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Stop the presses!

Writing / Poetry : Harriet: The Blog (3 years ago)

No, really! Please! There are too many books! So says the Atlantic’s Peter Osnos: BookStats 2011,the annual comprehensive report just released by the Association of American Publishers and the Book Industry Study Group, concluded th... Read Post

University Press of Kentucky To Publish My First Book

History / US History : Civil War Memory (4 years ago)

After six long years, I am pleased to announce that the University Press of Kentucky will publish my first book, Remembering War as Murder: The Battle of the Crater.  Yesterday I received an email indicating that the manuscript rece... Read Post

A reading and authoring (early 19th century) Shenandoah

History / US History : Cenantua's Blog (last year)

Back around the beginning of spring, I finally purchased a copy of Intellectual Life and the American South, 1810-1860, by Michael O’Brien. The University of North Carolina Press makes the following pitch for the book: Looking over ... Read Post

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