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Echoes of McCarthyism bring book back to relevance
Book Review: A Conspiracy So Immense: The World of Joe McCarthy, by David M. Oshinsky. 597 pages. Oxford University Press. To the modern ear, "McCarthyism" is synonymous with "anti-Communist witch hunt." In truth, when the euphemism was current it meant mor...

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The Value of the Internet Argument
When I was in my early twenties, I started dating the lady named Erin who would eventually marry me. We were really different: she was from Texas, a preacher's daughter, shy, quiet, a great listener. I am not those things. For whatever reason though, we hit...

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Does Cincinnati know how good it has it?
I didn’t really set out to spend time in Cincinnati, Ohio, and my colleagues were pretty confused as to why I’d asked for the time off to go there. An old friend of mine lives there. We’d previously lived together in Boston (where I still live), and she has...

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We were the gentrifiers
The story is almost cliched at this point: rents are getting too high in a neighborhood, and so the people who have lived there forever are starting to get pushed out by landlords who are cashing in. For me, this happened about three years ago, when Jamaica...

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"What's that big clock tower in Boston?"
There are some questions visitors always ask. "Where is the closest bathroom" usually tops the list, and "is that Ben Franklin" when they see the "Franklin" monument in the Granary Burying Ground is also popular. Another top-tier inquiry is "what's that big...
"What's that big clock tower in Boston?"
"What's that big clock tower in Boston?"
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John W. McCormack speaks to Boston about the war effort
In commemoration of the 70th anniversary of D-Day -- when Allied forces stormed the beaches of France and began their bloody eleven month march toward Nazi Germany -- I thought it might be interesting to reflect on the city of Boston during the war. McCorma...

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Congratulations to my American Culture in World War II Class!
Today marked the end of my first class - a five week course at UMass-Boston's OLLI program on American Culture on the Home Front. I want to commend all of my 70+ students for their outstanding work and thank them all for providing me the opportunity to expl...

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Join Paul Revere on April 20 at the Charlestown Navy Yard!
Paul Revere Row is an excellent event every year. Join the wonderful folks at the USS Constitution Museum for entertaining and family friendly programming, including "drills" with the Charlestown Militia, before getting your chance to meet Paul Revere, who ...

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No Curfew by Matthew Wilding
No Curfew by Matthew Wilding
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