It Happened in Boston

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From a witch hanging on Boston Common to the first time two brides legally walked down the aisle together, It Happened in Boston offers a unique look at intriguing people and episodes from the history of Beantown.Learn about the incredible, 300-mile journey that led to the British evacuation of Boston in 1776. Meet the heroic soldiers of the Massachusetts Fifty-fourth, the first African-American regiment to take up arms in the Civil War. And read the rap sheets of Boston’s most notorious criminals, including the ...
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Overview

From a witch hanging on Boston Common to the first time two brides legally walked down the aisle together, It Happened in Boston offers a unique look at intriguing people and episodes from the history of Beantown.Learn about the incredible, 300-mile journey that led to the British evacuation of Boston in 1776. Meet the heroic soldiers of the Massachusetts Fifty-fourth, the first African-American regiment to take up arms in the Civil War. And read the rap sheets of Boston’s most notorious criminals, including the slippery thieves who stripped $300 million in art from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. In an easy-to-read style that’s entertaining and informative, author Julia Boulton Clinger recounts some of the most captivating moments from Boston’s past.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762741342
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/1/2007
  • Series: It Happened In Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,375,413
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Julia Clinger has written exhaustively about Boston for publications both local and national.
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Table of Contents


Introduction     ix
The Execution of Goody Glover-1688     1
Cotton Mather and the Inoculation Controversy-1721     5
Elisha Brown Beats the British Army-1768     9
The Death of Christopher Snider-1770     13
A Bookseller Blindsides the British-1776     17
The Last Stand of Captain Lawrence-1813     21
The Untimely Demise of David Walker-1829     24
Laura Bridgman Speaks-1837     28
Arson at the Ursuline Convent-1834     32
Inaugurating the Ether Dome-1846     37
Bostonians Strike a Blow against the Fugitive Slave Act-1850     41
The Massachusetts Fifty-fourth Goes to War-1863     46
The Invention of the Telephone-1876     51
The Titanic of New England-1898     56
Houdini Jumps off the Harvard Bridge-1908     61
Curley Steals the Mayor's Seat-1913     64
The Great Molasses Flood-1919     69
The Fateful Sale of Babe Ruth-1919     75
The Rise and Fall of Charles Ponzi-1921     80
Execution at Charlestown State Prison-1927     85
The Great Brink Heist-1950     91
DeSalvo Escapes from Prison-1967     97
Boston Burns over Forced Busing-1974     103
The Gardner Art Heist-1990     108
Whitey Bulger's Disappearing Act-1995     114
Here Come the Brides-2004     119
The Red Sox Reverse the Curse-2004     124
Boston Facts & Trivia     130
Bibliography     134
Index     138
About the Author     150
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