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Inaugural Journal of the North End Historical Society Released

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

All current members of NEHS as of May 31, 2012, will receive one complimentary copy.  Renew or join today!

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.

Courtesy of the North End Historical Society

The table of contents is shown below:

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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