Building A New Boston / Edition 1

Building A New Boston / Edition 1

by Thomas H. O'Connor
     
 

ISBN-10: 1555532462

ISBN-13: 9781555532468

Pub. Date: 03/28/1993

Publisher: University Press of New England

"Here is one of the great stories in American urban history told by a great historian. In 1949, Boston was 'a hopeless backwater,' its skyline stunted, and its municipal government a national disgrace; by 1970 a 'New Boston' had been created, with new office buildings, new developments, and new economic dynamism. Thomas H. O'Connor, the dean of Boston historians,

Overview

"Here is one of the great stories in American urban history told by a great historian. In 1949, Boston was 'a hopeless backwater,' its skyline stunted, and its municipal government a national disgrace; by 1970 a 'New Boston' had been created, with new office buildings, new developments, and new economic dynamism. Thomas H. O'Connor, the dean of Boston historians, brings to this tale of transformation rich learning, intimate familiarity with his subject, and a lucid sometimes witty pen." – Jack Beatty, author of The Rascal King: The Life and Times of James Michael Curley 1874-1958 and Senior Editor, Atlantic Monthly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555532468
Publisher:
University Press of New England
Publication date:
03/28/1993
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
372
Sales rank:
1,215,141
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.82(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Introduction
"A Hopeless Backwater"
Forming a New Coalition
Visions and Designs
"Where's Boston?"
Trial and Error
A New Beginning
"The Star Were Right"
Progress and Populism
Changing Times
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index        

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