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WR151: Solving the Problem of Cornerville? Street Corner Society, Gentrification and Boston's North End (Spring 2023)

Exhibit Sources: Images & Video

North End photo from AP Images 

Pedestrians make their way Wednesday, January 3,1989 along Hanover Street in the Historic North End section of Boston, which a study says is changing from an Italian-American, blue-collar working class population to elderly men and women and white-collar professionals. The study was done by the Gerontology Institute of the University of Massachusetts. (AP Photo/Peter Southwick with original caption) Via AP Images database.


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Exhibit Sources: Newspapers

Newspaper articles about the North End

Newspaper articles about the North End. Top, left to right: Boston Globe, 5/18/1900, 2/14/1904, and 3/15/1918. Bottom, left to right: Chicago Tribune, 10/27/1985 and New York Times, 3/10/1996. All articles via ProQuest Historical Newspapers database.

Exhibit Sources: Oral History, Memoirs, & Letters

North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries and Oral Histories

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