At the turn of the 20th century, Vermont’s overwhelmingly rural character was both a distressing problem to be solved, and the state’s greatest asset. Northern Vermont University professor Paul Searls traces two distinct but interrelated stories to help illuminate the tension between progress and preservation in the last century, and how these forces continue to shape Vermont today.
Paperback, 2019. $22.95
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