At the 400th anniversary of the pilgrims’ arrival (1620-2020), it’s time to look back, commemorate, and reflect on what New England has meant to its people, and to the world. New England at 400: From Plymouth Rock to Present Day describes how every generation of immigrants and natives, Puritans and patriots, has defined this land anew. It is a story of transformation, but also continuity, since “New England” embodies both a collective philosophy and a shared past.
Each chapter covers a decade of important incidents and events that defined or shaped the regional character, land, and culture.
Eric D. Lehman is the director of creative writing at the University of Bridgeport and his work has been published in dozens of journals and magazines. He has written or edited fourteen books of history, travel, and fiction, including Yankee’s New England, Insiders’ Guide to Connecticut, A Connecticut Christmas, and The Quotable New Englander. His novella Shadows of Paris was a finalist for the Connecticut Book Award, won a silver medal in romance from the Foreword Review, and was judged the novella of the year by the Next Generation Independent Book Awards. He lives in Hamden, Connecticut