The author walks us through literary Boston at its zenith. But Boston being what it is, we also come across the Revolution, ward politics, and the great fire.
The first settlers marked the borders of their lives with simple fences that grew ever more elaborate over the centuries
Walden is here, of course; but so too is Fanny Farmer’s first cookbook
Before there were Western states, there were public lands—over a billion acres irrevocably reserved for the people of the United States. The Sagebrush Rebels are the most recent in a series of covetous groups bent on “regaining” what was never theirs.