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Author Puleo, Stephen

Title A city so grand : the rise of an American metropolis, Boston 1850-1900 / Stephen Puleo

Publ Info Boston, Mass. : Beacon Press, [2010]
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Descript xiii, 297 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references(p.264-287) and index
Contents A city so bold, 1850-1859 -- Abolitionists and the Fugitive Slave Law -- The great railroad jubilee -- The irrepressible Irish -- Filling the Back Bay -- The gallows glorious -- A city transformed, 1860-1875 -- No turning back -- War -- Peace, expansion, perseverance -- An end and a beginning -- A city so grand, 1876-1900 -- The centennial, the sensational, and beyond -- Breaking new ground
Note Once upon a time, Boston Town was an insulated New England township. Between 1850 and 1900, Boston underwent a metamorphosis to emerge as one of the world's great metropolises, one that achieved national and international prominence in politics, medicine, education, science, social activism, literature, commerce, and transportation. The journey begins with the ferocity of the abolitionist movement of the 1850s and ends with the glorious opening of America's first subway station, in 1897. In between we witness the thirty five year engineering and city planning feat of the Back Bay project, Boston's explosion in size through immigration and annexation, the devastating Great Fire of 1872 and subsequent rebuilding of downtown, and Alexander Graham Bell's first telephone utterance in 1876 from his lab at Exeter Place
LC subject Boston (Mass.) -- History -- 19th century
Boston (Mass.) -- Social conditions -- 19th century
ISBN 9780807050439 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0807050431 (hardcover : alk. paper)