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New and Noteworthy: June

Book Cover Image: Boston RiotsBoston Riots: Three Centuries of Social Violence

Tager, J.; Jones, R. O.
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Northeastern University Press: Open Access

From the food uprisings in the early 1700s to the notorious anti-busing riots in the mid-1970s, incidents of communal social violence have played a significant role in Boston's history. This vivid portrait of an ever-changing community over time provides a revealing glimpse into peoples' anger, aspirations, and frustrations. It sheds new light on why groups are provoked to take unlawful action in response to unjust conditions, and it opens a fresh vista on the social history of Boston. With a new foreword by Gordana Rabrenovic.

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