Historical Book Reviews - Boston 2009


A City in Terror: Calvin Coolidge and the 1919 Boston Police Strike by Francis Russell

            Andrew Peralta


American Colonies: The Settling of North America by Alan Taylor

           Heather Davis

           Krista Kincaid

           Todd Searing


Boston Against Busing; Race, Class, and Ethnicity by Ronald P. Formisano

            Natalee Steffen

            Matt Buckles


Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood by Stephen Puleo

            Tiffany Clark


From the Folks Who Brought You the Weekend: A Short, Illustrated History of Labor in the United States by Priscilla Murolo and A. B. Chitty

            Amy Courson-Brock


Founding Myths: Stories that Hide our Patriotic Past by Ray Raphael

            Kyle Sondgeroth


Good Wives: Image and Reality in the Lives of Women in Northern New England 1650-1750 by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

            Deborah Stapleton

            Karen Klebbe

            Marcia Wickes

            Deborah Wascher

            Leslie Leman

            Mary Ciaccio


Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick

            Rebecca Cortright


Paul Revere’s Ride by David Hackett Fisher

            Karen Easton


Revolutionary Mothers: Women in the Struggle for America’s Independence by Carol Berkin

            Cheryl Barringer

            Katie Hickey-Snyder

            Kay Grabow

            Matt Goerss

            Peggy Christensen


Salem Witch Judge: The Life and Repentance of Samuel Sewall by Eve LaPlante

            Mary Reger


Samuel Adams: A Life by Ira Stoll

            Ralph Dady


The Belles of New England: The Women of the Textile Mills and the Families Whose Wealth They Wove by William Moran

            Christine Cahill

            Joy Aulph

            Krista Ruud

            Priscilla Kron


The Boston Italians by Stephen Puleo

            Greg Stock


The First American: The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin by H. W. Brands

            Debra Costello


The Forgotten Fifth by Gary Nash

            Brandon Sethi

            Izona Burgess

            Jennifer Varvel

            Marianne Whitacre


The Times of Their Lives: Life, Love, and Death in Plymouth Colony by James Deetz and Patricia Scott Deetz

            Michael Cahill


The Trials of Phillis Wheatley, America’s First Black Poet and Her Encounters with the Founding Fathers by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

            Mary Anne Jusko


Ye Heart of a Man by Lisa Wilson

            Tonia Kirby


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