We launch this site just as our city and the United States again find the opportunity for an honest reckoning with their past. In sharing stories of Greater Bostonians who challenged oppression and exploitation, we hope to contribute to present conversations. As readers will discover, our forebears were hardly silent or passive. Instead, they took on the powerful, setting out their grievances and often proposing alternatives. As such, their voices must be added to current dialogues and debates. More than merely promoting a book, this website will call attention to the struggles and issues raised by it.
A People’s Guide to Greater Boston is available for purchase from independent bookstores throughout Greater Boston. It is also available for purchase online from vendors such as BookShop.org and the University of California Press.