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Boston & Its Neighborhoods

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"...this landmark volume captures all aspects of Boston’s past in a series of fifty-seven stunning full-color spreads. Each section features newly created thematic maps that focus on moments and topics in that history. These maps are accompanied by hundreds of historical and contemporary illustrations and explanatory text from historians and other expert contributors. They illuminate a wide range of topics including Boston’s physical and economic development, changing demography, and social and cultural life..."

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Purpose of This Guide

Several years ago, we compiled this guide to provide quick answers to frequently-asked research questions about Boston.  Since then we have continued to update and revise the guide to keep apace with the burgeoning increase in both online and print resources about the city and its environs.   We have been delighted to receive much positive feedback from  the B.U. community and even from web users around the world.

Although no online Boston guide can claim comprehensiveness,  this wide-ranging resource provides access to eclectic information on the “Athens of America” including: statistics, population, history, libraries, photographs and images, maps (current and historic), movies, plays, literature and television shows set in Boston, in addition to numerous other topics.

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Donald Altschiller
Mugar Memorial Library
Subjects: History, Religion

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