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Wicked, weird & wily yankees, a celebration of New England's eccentrics and misfits, Stephen Gencarella

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Wicked, weird & wily yankees, a celebration of New England's eccentrics and misfits, Stephen Gencarella
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
resource.biographical
collective biography
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Wicked, weird & wily yankees
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
1005121159
Responsibility statement
Stephen Gencarella
Sub title
a celebration of New England's eccentrics and misfits
Table Of Contents
Introduction: let us now praise eccentric folk -- The lord: Timothy Dexter (MA and NH) -- The secret keeper and the seer: Joseph Moody (ME) and Horace Johnson (CT) -- The unruly women: Mary Webster (MA) and Hetty Green (VT and MA) -- The hermits: John Smith (MA) and English Jack (NH) -- The healers: Elisha Perkins (CT) and Sylvester Graham (MA) and Robert Wesselhoeft (VT) and F.C. Fowler (CT) -- The settler: William Blaxton (RI) -- The poets: Sarah Helen Whitman (RI) and Frederick Goddard Tuckerman (MA) -- The mesmerists: John Bovee Dods (ME and MA) and Phineas Parkhurst Quimby (ME) -- The fortune tellers: Moll Pitcher (MA) and Mary Scannell Pepper Vanderbilt (ME) -- The prophet: William Sheldon (MA) -- The reformers: Smith Sisters (CT) -- The vagabonds: the Old Darned Man (CT) and the Leather Man (CT) -- The bandit: John Wilson (VT) -- The wealth seekers: Edward Norton (NH and VT) and Samuel Bemis (NH) and Phineas Gardner Wright (CT) -- The benefactors: George Beckwith (CT) and Joseph Battell (VT) and Isabella Stewart Gardner (MA) -- The castle-builders: William Gillette (CT) and Antoinette Sherri (NH) -- The great American traveller: Daniel Pratt (MA) -- The visionaries of the ordinary: Joseph Palmer (MA) and William Henry Harrison Rose (RI) and Elizabeth Tashjian (CT) and William Johnson (ME) -- The legendary eccentrics: Charles Dunbar (MA and ME) and Tombolin (MA) and Tom Cook (MA)
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Wicked, weird and wily yankees
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