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Boston's Histories
Essays in Honor of Thomas H. O'Connor
James O'Toole, ed.; David Quigley, ed.; Thomas O'Connor, afterword




Northeastern University Press
2004 • 256 pp. 6 x 9"
American History / Boston / New England History


$45.00 Hardcover, 978-1-55553-582-7



This collection is both a tribute to the distinguished work of Thomas H. O'Connor, the dean of Boston historians, and a survey of the best and innovative contemporary work on Boston's diverse histories.

In a distinguished teaching and writing career that spans half a century, Thomas H. O'Connor has explored in-depth the richly layered history of his native Boston, bringing the city's diverse and fascinating heritage to a wide audience of historians and general readers alike. Now his significant contributions are celebrated in these essays by leading scholars in the field.

The broad range of histories included here builds on and extends O'Connor's work, offering a new lens through which to view Boston's vibrant social, ethnic, political, and religious past.

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James O'Toole is Associate Professor of History at Boston College. He is the author of Passing for White: Race, Religion, and the Healy Family, 1820-1920 and Militant and Triumphant: William Henry O'Connell and the Catholic Church in Boston, 1859-1944. David Quigley is Assistant Professor of History at Boston College. He is the author of Second Founding: New York City and the Reconstruction of American Democracy and coeditor (with David N. Gellman) of Jim Crow New York: A Documentary History of Race and Citizenship, 1777-1877. Thomas H. O'Connor is University Historian and Professor of History, Emeritus, at Boston College. His numerous books include Boston Catholics: A History of the Church and Its People; Civil War Boston: Home Front and Battlefield; The Boston Irish: A Political History; and The Hub: Boston Past and Present, all published by Northeastern University Press.






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