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Journal of the North End Historical Society

James Pasto, Ph.D., Editor

The inaugural issue of the Journal of the North End Historical Society has been released. Available online here.

Volume 1 is a collection of essays based on original research, as well as book reviews, regarding the history of the North End of Boston, Massachusetts.  Articles in this volume discuss the crypt of the Old North Church as well as African-American and Native-American parishioners; the development of the streets of the North End in the 1600s; and the establishment and function of summer camps for Italian-American children in the 20th century.


CONTENTS

LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT
7

EDITORS INTRODUCTION
9

FROM PASTURE TO NEIGHBORHOOD:
THE FIRST 50 YEARS OF THE STREETS
OF BOSTONS NORTH END
BY ALEX GOLDFELD
13

THE LAND UNDER THE CHURCH:
A STUDY OF THE BURIAL CRYPT OF
BOSTONS OLD NORTH CHURCH
BY JANE LYDEN ROUSSEAU
31

“PERSONS OF WORTHY CHARACTER:”
SERVANTS, SLAVES, AND MASTERS AT
BOSTONS OLD NORTH CHURCH
BY ROSS A. NEWTON
51

WILDERNESS SETTLEMENTS:
EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY OUTDOOR EDUCATION
AT THE NORTH BENNET STREET INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL
BY PAUL J. HUTCHINSON
71

BOOK REVIEWS
87

CONTRIBUTORS
97

 

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The Journal is multi-disciplinary and accepts submissions on a wide range of topics including history, geography, sociology, statistics, biography, and architecture, as well as state-of-the-field essays, book reviews, reviews of films, museum exhibitions, and Web sites.

All works must be of relevance to the North End of Boston. The inaugural issue seeks to encompass the widest possible range of North End history, from the early Puritan settlement into the present.

We encourage submission on, but do not limit to, topics such as:


• Puritan North End
• Colonial History
• Irish Immigration and Settlement
• The North End’s Jewish Community
• Portuguese in the North End
• Sacco and Vanzetti
• Gentrification and Urban Renewal
• Politics and Policy
• Architecture
• Religious History, Festivals, Churches
• Italian and Italian American History



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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