Author:Breen, T. H.; Kelly, Tony [Photographer]


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Imagining the Past: East Hampton Histories (First Paperback Edition)

By: Breen, T. H.; Kelly, Tony [Photographer]

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Reading, MA, Prentice Hall College Div: 1990

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 033249

ISBN: 0201523388

Condition: Very Good

Breen, a prof. of American History at Northwestern Univ., was hired by the East Hampton, NY, historical society to write a history of Mulford Farmstead, a weathered saltbox dating from 1680 & located on Main St. in the town. Breen, an outsider, historian, & amateur detective, set off to reconstruct the meaning of this property. In the process he encountered a fascinating cast of local characters, past & present, who have contributed to, invented, & reinterpreted the history of the town, all for their own purposes. He observes that the very forces that threaten the future of East Hampton -- an ... View more info