Atlas of Boston History

Section I - The Setting


Plate 2 - The First Inhabitants, 12,000-400 BP

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Section II - Making New England's Metropolis


Plate 4 - Boston Is Founded, 1630-1640

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Plate 7 - Boston in 1676

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Section III - A Provincial City in the British Empire


Plate 8 - Boston's Economy, 1740-1760

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Plate 10 - Boston in 1743

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Plate 11 - Revolutionary Boston 1763-1776

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Section IV - From Town to City Government


Plate 12 - Boston's Economy, 1776-1807

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Plate 13 - Boston in 1800

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Section V - "Athens of America"


Plate 16 - Railroad Development, 1830-1855

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Plate 20 - Abolitionist Movement, 1829-1865

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Section VI - Immigration and Industrialization


Plate 24 - Development of the South End and Back Bay, 1845-1882

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Plate 26 - Addition of Land, 1828-1880

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Section VII - Metropolitan Boston


Plate 29 - Public Transportation, 1856-1918

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Section VIII - Boston in the late 1800s/early 1900s


Plate 33 - Sports and Recreation, 1895-1903

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Plate 34 - Scollay Square, 1880s-1963

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Section IX - Decline


Plate 41 - The Long Depression, 1920-1960

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Plate 42 - Public Housing, 1935-2010

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Section X - "The New Boston"


Plate 45 - Highways and Airport, 1920-1973

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Plate 46 - Public Transportation, 1918-1967

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Section XI - Present Boston


Plate 52 - Updating Highways and Public Transportation, 1967-2017

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Plate 53 - Colleges and Universities

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Plate 58 - Boston in 2010

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