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

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

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A city so grand : the rise of an American metropolis, Boston 1850-1900
Title
A city so grand
Title remainder
the rise of an American metropolis, Boston 1850-1900
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Puleo
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The book is a history of Boston's emergence as a world-class city. Once upon a time, Boston Town was an insulated New England township. But the community was destined for greatness. Between 1850 and 1900, Boston underwent a stunning 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. Long before the frustrations of our modern era, in which the notion of accomplishing great things often appears overwhelming or even impossible, Boston distinguished itself in the last half of the nineteenth century by proving it could tackle and overcome the most arduous of challenges and obstacles with repeated and often resounding success, becoming a city of vision and daring. In this book, the author chronicles this remarkable period in Boston's history. 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. These stories paint a portrait of a half century of progress, leadership, and influence that turned a New England town into a world class city, giving us the Boston of today
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DLC
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Puleo, Stephen
Dewey number
974.4/6104
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Boston (Mass.)
  • Boston (Mass.)
Label
A city so grand : the rise of an American metropolis, Boston 1850-1900, Stephen Puleo
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 297 pages
Isbn
9780807001493
Lccn
2009039749
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn440563016
  • (OCoLC)440563016
Label
A city so grand : the rise of an American metropolis, Boston 1850-1900, Stephen Puleo
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 297 pages
Isbn
9780807001493
Lccn
2009039749
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn440563016
  • (OCoLC)440563016

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