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Sermons in Stone: The Stone Walls of New England and New York

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What do we actually know about these structures? About the people who built them, and why they were built? Stone walls are not simply monuments to the skill of Yankee farmers. The historical record makes clear that many were built by slaves, Indians, indentured servants, and children.

Sermons in Stone is the surprising history of the walls, a story that begins in the Ice Ag
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Paperback, 208 pages
Published August 17th 1994 by W. W. Norton & Company (first published March 20th 1991)
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Carl Williams
Oct 16, 2011 Carl Williams rated it it was amazing
One of my favorites for looking at local landscape and talking with high school students about what the folks before us have left behind. Well written, clear, and some great illustrations. Not a hard read at all, but fun. It's story covers all of New England and New York which has some advantages. One the other side of the coin, not every jot and title is accurate for this corner of New England. Good stuff.
Kat Czar
Nov 20, 2008 Kat Czar rated it it was amazing
This book inspired me to appreciate the surroundings of Fairfield County Connecticut and Upper Westchester New York areas - where I was raised. This book has served as a great reference for my walks in the woods and rides in the country there.
Jacqui Lafrance
Feb 22, 2008 Jacqui Lafrance rated it really liked it
Can you tell I was homesick when I spied this on the bookshelves in Sydney? Investigative, informative and enjoyable reading. A great addition our collective knowledge of the social and physical history of New England.
Jnnfrgraves
Susan's family knows mine from Bedford and mentioned this book at a party. It's actually good!
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May 02, 2013 PWRL marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Jan 07, 2009 John marked it as to-read
For anyone interested in New England history and culture. Very readable. Wonderful illustrations.
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