|| "A project of the Center for the Humanities at the University of New Hampshire."
|| Includes bibliographical references and index.
|| Agriculture -- Architecture -- Art -- Cities and Suburbs -- Education -- Ethnic and Racial Identity -- Folklife -- Gender -- Geography and Environment -- History -- Images and Ideas -- Industry, Technology, and Labor -- Law -- Literature -- Maritime New England -- Media -- Music and the Performing Arts -- Politics -- Religion -- Science and Medicine -- Sports and Recreation -- Tourism.
|| "What makes New England New England? What is the origin of the term "down east"? Which five sports were invented in New England? Why was tuberculosis thought to be spread by vampires? How have Native Americans influenced the culture of New England over time?" "Everything you've ever wanted to know about the longest-established cultural region in the country is now available in this encyclopedia, the first reference work to take a comprehensive look at the history and culture of the six states that make up New England." "In entries written by nearly 1,000 leading authorities in the field, The Encyclopedia of New England presents a comprehensive view of this important region, past and present."--Jacket.