Eminent Bostonians

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The history of Boston is inseparable from the life stories of its people—from the Puritans and Native Americans of the seventeenth century to the civic leaders and celebrities of today. In Eminent Bostonians, Thomas H. O'Connor, the preeminent historian of Boston, offers a personal selection of entertaining and enlightening brief lives of notable residents of the city.

Eminent Bostonians includes some 130 figures of local and national significance from the arts, literature, ...

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The history of Boston is inseparable from the life stories of its people—from the Puritans and Native Americans of the seventeenth century to the civic leaders and celebrities of today. In Eminent Bostonians, Thomas H. O'Connor, the preeminent historian of Boston, offers a personal selection of entertaining and enlightening brief lives of notable residents of the city.

Eminent Bostonians includes some 130 figures of local and national significance from the arts, literature, religion, politics, science and medicine, business, education, and sports. Some would be on every list of prominent Bostonians, and some will come as a genuine surprise. As at a large dinner party, part of the fun is seeing who is seated next to whom: the fictional Proper Bostonian George Apley, a creation of John P. Marquand, followed by Anthony Athanas, the Albanian immigrant owner of Anthony's Pier 4 restaurant, followed by Crispus Attucks, a victim of the Boston Massacre in 1770. Or Lucy Stone, a pioneering feminist, next to Gilbert Stuart, the eighteenth-century portraitist, next to John L. Sullivan, the early-twentieth-century champion boxer. Or the Red Sox legend Ted Williams between Phillis Wheatley, an eighteenth-century African-American poet, and the Puritan founder John Winthrop.

And so it goes, from Abigail Adams to Leonard P. Zakim: a gallery of Brahmins and immigrants, workers and scholars, reformers and reactionaries, dreamers and schemers. Eminent Bostonians introduces longtime residents and newcomers alike to their neighbors—those who made Boston what it was and what it is today.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780674009424
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/2002
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 5.86 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 1.11 (d)

Meet the Author

Thomas H. O'Connor is Professor of History, Emeritus, and University Historian, Boston College. He is the author of numerous works on the history of Boston and New England.

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Table of Contents

Preface: Footprints on the Sands of Time

Abigail Adams

Henry Adams

John Adams

Samuel Adams

Louis Agassiz

Louisa May Alcott

Fred Allen

George Thorndike Angell

Mary Antin

George Apley

Anthony Athanas

Crispus Attucks

Red Auerbach

Emily Greene Balch

George Bancroft

Bernard Berenson

Leonard Bernstein

William Blackstone

Nathaniel Bowditch

James Bowdoin

Anne Bradstreet

Laura Bridgman

Phillips Brooks

Orestes Brownson

Charles Bulfinch

Vannevar Bush

Sarah Caldwell

Melnea Cass

William Ellery Channing

Jean de Cheverus

Julia Child

Patrick Collins

James Brendan Connolly

John Singleton Copley

Allan Crite

James Michael Curley

Frances Greely Curtis

Richard J. Cushing

John Deferrari

Harry Ellis Dickson

Patrick Donahoe

Mary Dyer

Mary Baker Eddy

John Eliot

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Edward Everett

Peter Faneuil

Fannie Farmer

Arthur Fiedler

John F. Fitzgerald

John Bernard Fitzpatrick

Doug Flutie

John Murray Forbes

George Frazier

Margaret Fuller

Isabella Stewart Gardner

William Lloyd Garrison

Patrick Sarsfield Gilmore

Edward Everett Hale

Sarah Hale

John Hancock

Lewis Hayden

Henry Lee Higginson

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Julia Ward Howe

Samuel Gridley Howe

William Dean Howells

Anne Hutchinson

Thomas Hutchinson

William James

Eben Jordan, Jr.

Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy

Amos A. Lawrence

Elma Lewis

Mary Rice Livermore

Henry Cabot Lodge

Martin Lomasney

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

James Russell Lowell

Ralph Lowell

Horace Mann

Cotton Mather

Abigail Williams May

John W. McCormack

Donald McKay

Henry Morgan

Samuel Eliot Morison

Robert Morris

Elliot Norton

Hugh O'Brien

William Henry O'Connell

Julia O'Connor

Frederick Law Olmsted

John Boyle O'Reilly

Bobby Orr

Mary Kenney O'Sullivan

Theodore Parker

Francis Parkman

Elizabeth Palmer Peabody

Thomas Handasyd Perkins

King Philip

Josiah Quincy

Paul Revere

Henry Hobson Richardson

Leverett Saltonstall

Preston "Sandy" Sandiford

John Singer Sargent

Eleanora Randolph Sears

Samuel Sewall

Robert Gould Shaw

Louise Stokes

Lucy Stone

Gilbert Stuart

John L. Sullivan

Charles Sumner

Kip Tiernan

William Monroe Trotter

Frederick Tudor

John A. Volpe

John Collins Warren

Mercy Otis Warren

Edward Weeks

Dorothy West

Phillis Wheatley

Ted Williams

John Winthrop

Charles Wyzanski

Carl Yastrzemski

Thomas Yawkey

Leonard P. Zakim

Acknowledgments

Index

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