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Lost Wonderland

Opened in Revere on Memorial Day in 1906 to great fanfare, Wonderland offered hundreds of thousands of visitors recreation by the sea, just a short distance from downtown Boston. Wilk traces the fascinating story of the park’s creation and wild, but brief, success.

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The Lexington Six

Josephine Donovan reconstructs the fascinating and untold story of the Lexington Six, a group whose spirited resistance attracted national attention in the 1970s and inspired a nationwide movement in other minority communities. The book is a vital addition to LGBTQ, feminist, and radical American history.

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A Sound History

At a time of institutionalized suppression, Lawrence Gellert worked to introduce white audiences to a tradition of black musical protest that had been denied and overlooked by prior white collectors. A Sound History is the story of an individual life, an excavation of African American musical resistance and dominant white historiography, and a cultural history of radical possibility and reversal in the defining middle decades of the U.S. twentieth century.

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