The Atlas of Boston History: The Making of a City is a unique addition to works about Boston history. The volume traces the history of Boston from late prehistoric times to the present by means of thematic maps reflecting the latest scholarship, drafted especially for the atlas by cartographers at International Mapping, Inc. These maps are supplemented with historical images and maps, photographs, and graphs as well as with explanatory text. The subjects of the maps and atlas plates were determined by a board of noted scholars who write on Boston history. The atlas project is affiliated with the History Department at Northeastern University.