Boston Harbor Islands: A History of an Urban Wilderness

Boston Harbor Islands: A History of an Urban Wilderness

by David Kales

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596292901
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 08/23/2007
Pages: 158
Sales rank: 1,261,886
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author


David Kales has been a journalist, editor, and freelance writer for over forty years. His journalist experience includes Newsweek, Forbes, INC magazine, and foreign correspondent for the Hearst Newspapers, covering the Vietnam War and Southeast Asia. He has published several books, including one previous title on the Boston Harbor Islands.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgements     7
Introduction     9
Prehistory     11
European Discovery     15
Colonial Expansion     21
Boston Looks Seaward     26
The Pirates of Boston     31
The "Speckled Monster" of Boston     36
The Gathering Storm     40
The Miracle of Dorchester Heights     43
War and Peace     52
Yankee Traders     58
New Boston     62
The Great Famine     65
The Cultural Hub     68
Taming the Wilderness     70
The Civil War     75
Transformation     87
Prisons and Sewage Treatment Plants     90
Maritime Tradition     93
Urban Nature     97
The Twentieth Century     108
Between the World Wars     116
World War II     123
Remnants and Renaissance     129
The Twenty-first Century     137
Bibliography     146
Index     155
About the Author     159

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