Planning the City Upon a Hill: Boston Since 1630

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University of Massachusetts Press, 1992 - Political Science - 314 pages
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"Kennedy balances a wealth of pertinent detail, comparisons with the history of other cities, and carefully chosen maps and aerial views to create a scholarly and well-written tome that will serve as a standard in the history of American urban planning". -- Library Journal

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This book is a great overview of the history of municipal development in Boston, a city that was, contrary to popular belief, planned. From the visionary works of Frederick Law Olmstead to the zany ... Read full review

Contents

A City upon a Hill 11
1636
The Growth of a Metropolis 43
1820
Building Downtown and around Town
73
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Lawrence W. Kennedy is Professor of History at the University of Scranton and author of "Planning the City upon a Hill: Boston since 1630".

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