What do we actually know about stone walls? About the people who built them, and why? Stone walls are not simply monuments to the skill of Yankee farmers. The historical record makes clear that many were built by slaves, Native Americans, indentured servants, and children. Sermons in Stone is the surprising and illuminating history of the walls, a story that begins in the Ice Age and that has been shaped by the fencing dilemmas of the nineteenth century, by conflicts between Native Americans and colonists over land use, by American waves of immigration and suburbanization.
This book brought the history of New England stone walls into many peoples consciousness and is often cited in other books that touch on the subject.
Written by Susan Allport
Size: 8” x 6” x 1”
Published by Countryman Press, 2008