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Eden on the Charles : the making of Boston

Author: Michael Rawson
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, ©2010.
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Drinking a glass of tap water, strolling in a park, hopping a train for the suburbs: some aspects of city life are so familiar that we don't think twice about them. But such simple actions are structured by complex relationships with our natural world. The contours of these relationships, social, cultural, political, economic, and legal, were established during America's first great period of urbanization in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Rawson, Michael.
Eden on the Charles.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2010007038
(OCoLC)550550864
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Rawson
ISBN: 9780674058552 0674058550
OCLC Number: 705929876
Awards: Shortlisted for Pulitzer Prize for History 2010.
Shortlisted for Pulitzer Prize for History 2011.
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 367 pages : illustrations, maps
Contents: Prologue: To build a city --
Enclosing the Common --
Constructing water --
Inventing the suburbs --
Making the harbor --
Recreating the wilderness --
Epilogue: The city complete --
Note on Boston Common petitions.
Responsibility: Michael Rawson.

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Offering cultural and social history of the development of nineteenth-century Boston, this book provides an environmental perspective on the creation of America's first cities. It explores the  Read more...

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