Names of the Land: Cape Cod, Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, and the Elizabeth Islands: A Compendium of Cape-Area Proper Names with Derivations - Globe Pequot Vintage (Paperback)Globe Pequot Press (author)
Paperback 192 Pages / Published: 15/05/2016
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Discover the derivations for over 1000 proper names on Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, and the Elizabeth Islands in this only dictionary of its kind. These thoroughly researched, often amusing entries are packed with historical anecdotes and reference to local folklore, Indian languages, and the land's natural features. If you enjoy language, history-and the marvelous way they intermingle to produce place-names-you will delight in this unique compendium. It will increase your knowledge of, and enrich your pleasure in, that special place known simply and affectionately as "the Cape." For trivia buffs, word lovers, historians, the curious and linguistically minded, this delightful compendium of Cape-area proper names promises hours of gratifying enlightenment. For over sixty years Globe Pequot Press has been at the forefront of the movement to save local history for future generations. In doing so we published countless valuable books local history, biography, architecture, antiques, genealogy and travel. Today we return to our roots and share these wonderful Globe Pequot Vintage books with our New England readers, with the hope that they will shed new light on our shared heritage.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Number of pages: 192
Dimensions: 216 x 140 mm
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