Boston: a topographical history

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Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Jun 1, 1968 - History - 299 pages
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THIS EDITION HAS BEEN REPLACED BY A NEWER EDITION In this urbane and delightful book, Walter Muir Whitehill follows the course of Boston's history, describing the changing face of the city and the society that changed with it, through more than three hundred years. This edition includes a chapter describing the major changes of the city since 1958, as well as new pictures. Generously illustrated, written with a knowledge of and affection for a great city that are visible on every page, this book speaks equally to those who know Boston well and those who are discovering the city for the first time.

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User Review  - jcbrunner - LibraryThing

Combined with Kevin Lynch's Image of the City this book gives a good introduction to Boston's development which was literally raised out of the water. How small the city was up to the mid 19th century ... Read full review

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User Review  - J - Goodreads

An absolutely essential book for Boston newcomers and residents alike. The original book was written at the dawn of the urban renewal era in the 1950s, but the updated chapters evaluate these projects ... Read full review

Contents

Fittest for such as can trade into England
10
The Eighteenth Century
22
The Boston of Bulfinch
47
Copyright

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About the author (1968)

The late Walter Muir Whitehill was the Director of the Boston Athenaeum.