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A classic work on American place names by George R. Stewart
A classic work on American place names by George R. Stewart. I'm a place-name geek but didn't know about this gem until I read the book recently. First published in 1945 and newly reissued (NYRB Classics) it's a history of the United States told through its place names. Stewart exhaustively surveys our geographic labels, a chaotic but charming blend of anglicized American Indian words (Wisconsin), transplanted place names (Boston), poetic impulse (Martha's Vineyard), twisted foreign phrases (Broadway, from the Dutch Breede Wegh) and salesmanship (Frostproof, Fla).
Names on the Land book. This beloved classic about place-naming in the United States was. 1590172736 (ISBN13: 9781590172735).
George R. Stewart, Matt Weiland. George R. Stewart (1895-1980) was born in Pennsylvania and educated at Princeton. Names on the Land will engage anyone who has ever wondered at the curious names scattered across the American map. Stewart’s answer is always a story-one of the countless stories that lie behind the rich and strange diversity of the USA. Результаты поиска по книге. Отзывы - Написать отзыв. in English literature from Columbia University in 1922, and joined the English faculty at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1924.
George R. Stewart’s classic study of place-naming in the United States was . Names on the Land was first published in 1945 and has remained a classic in the field of onomastics-the study of proper names and their. Stewart’s classic study of place-naming in the United States was written during World War II as a tribute to the varied heritage of the nation’s peoples. few authors or books are more American-in every good sense of that word-than George R. Stewart and Names on the Land. Wall Street Journal. Names on the Land was first published in 1945 and has remained a classic in the field of onomastics-the study of proper names and their meanings.
Happy New Year! –The Internet Archive Team. by. Stewart, George Rippey, 1895-. Names, Geographical - United States. Boston : Houghton Mifflin.
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George Stewart's Names on the Land was first published in 1944. Names on the Land earns its status as a classic by reading like a compendium of fun facts raised to a Whitmanesque prose poem.
by George Rippey Stewart. More than half a century later, Names on the Land remains the authoritative source on its subject, while Stewart’s intimate knowledge of America and love of anecdote make his book a unique and delightful window on American history and social life. Originally published: New York : Random House, 1945.