Stories and Shadows from Salem's Past: Naumkeag Notations

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An influential maritime port during the colonial and federal periods and the long-ago home of noted author Nathaniel Hawthorne, this quaint New England city is widely popular today for its unique contribution to witch history and culture. Salem has many stories--famous architect Samuel McIntire's reshaping of the city, T.S. Eliot's deep roots in the community and, of course, seances and mystic healers from the psychic past. In this collection of intriguing tales based on her column, "Naumkeag Notations," featured in the Salem Gazette, historian Maggi Smith-Dalton offers a melodic journey through the many cobbled avenues of Salem's history.
ISBN: 9781609490171
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Massachusetts
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 42
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Maggi Smith-Dalton, singer and musician, independent scholar, historian, author, and educator, is a frequent lecturer on the integration of humanities and the arts and on American music and history. She has given lecture and performance programs at colleges and universities and in numerous professional-development courses for educators and teachers in all grade levels. With her husband, she has researched and presented numerous public history courses, such as their popular American History Thru Music program that combines live performance and cultural history, since the 1980s. The Daltons also enjoy an active concert career. She is founding president of the Salem History Society and cofounder and artistic director of the American History and Music Project at Maggi authored a prize-winning short story and has been a lifelong history, cultural, arts and feature writer for newspapers and magazines. Since 2006, she has written the history column "Naumkeag Notations" as well as arts and culture feature articles for the Salem Gazette. Maggi produced a cable TV series and programmed and hosted musical theater, arts interviews and classical music shows for NPR, commercial, and community stations.
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