ERIC Number: ED181932
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Boston: An Urban Community. Images of Boston: Writers' Views of the City. Painting in Boston, 1670-1970. Law, Justice, and Equality: Case Studies from the Boston Experience. Shaping the Boston Landscape: Drumlins and Puddingstone. The Way We Really Live: Social Change in Metropolitan Boston, Since 1920. Annotated Reading Lists.
Hollister, Robert M.; And Others
These five annotated reading guides conclude the series developed for courses at the Boston Public Library under the National Endowment for the Humanities Learning Library Program. Images of Boston offers 44 novels and other popular literature to show (1) how Boston is represented in creative writing, (2) how authors depict its physical experience and its people's life experiences, (3) the major images and metaphors that have been used, (4) the essence of its values and traditions, and (5) Boston's potentialities and limitations. There was a time when much of American art was Boston art, and the second group of 55 readings explores this period (and others) and the artists that exemplified it. The third set of 20 readings on specific Boston case law examines the emergence of the Boston Housing Court, the Park Place Development controversy, reform of the Lower Criminal Courts and school desegregation. Geography--the influence of local topography on the development of a city--is traced in a fourth selection of seven readings. Answers to the question "What is Metropolitan Boston?" are offered in the last set of 63 readings on social change since 1920. (RAA)
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Boston Public Library, MA.
Note: For related documents, see IR 008 042-046