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The Resource Eden on the Charles : the making of Boston, Michael Rawson

Eden on the Charles : the making of Boston, Michael Rawson

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Eden on the Charles : the making of Boston
Title
Eden on the Charles
Title remainder
the making of Boston
Statement of responsibility
Michael Rawson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 nineteenth century, and Boston, one of the earliest cities in America, often led the nation in designing them. A richly textured cultural and social history of the development of nineteenth century Boston, this book provides a new environmental perspective on the creation of America's first cities. It explores how Bostonians channeled country lakes through miles of pipeline to provide clean water; dredged the ocean to deepen the harbor; filled tidal flats and covered the peninsula with houses, shops, and factories; and created a metropolitan system of parks and greenways, facilitating the conversion of fields into suburbs. The book shows how, in Boston, different class and ethnic groups brought rival ideas of nature and competing visions of a "city upon a hill" to the process of urbanization, and were forced to conform their goals to the realities of Boston's distinctive natural setting. The outcomes of their battles for control over the city's development were ultimately recorded in the very fabric of Boston itself. In Boston's history, we find the seeds of the environmental relationships that, for better or worse, have defined urban America to this day
Awards note
Pulitzer Prize for History finalist, 2011.
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DLC
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Rawson, Michael
Dewey number
974.4/6103
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F73.44
LC item number
.R39 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Boston (Mass.)
  • Boston (Mass.)
  • Boston (Mass.)
  • City planning
  • Human ecology
Target audience
adult
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the making of Boston
Label
Eden on the Charles : the making of Boston, Michael Rawson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn550550864
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 367 pages
Isbn
9780674048416
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010007038
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)550550864
Label
Eden on the Charles : the making of Boston, Michael Rawson
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
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
Control code
ocn550550864
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 367 pages
Isbn
9780674048416
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010007038
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)550550864

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