The books in the Humanities Open Book collection are made available through the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, who jointly funded the Humanities Open Book Program with the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Project Staff, Northeastern University Library

Hillary Corbett, Director of Communications — Project Director
(Formerly: Director of Scholarly Communication & Digital Publishing)

Steven Braun, Digital Visualization Specialist

David Cliff, Senior Digital Repository Developer

Jon Reed, Digital Media and Audio Production Specialist
(Formerly: Communications and Outreach Specialist)

Bahare Sanaie-Movahed, Geographic Information Systems Specialist

Sarah Sweeney, Digital Repository Manager

Additional Project Support

Kara Caputo — Permissions

NewgenScanning and ebook file production

Steve Straus, THINK Book WorksCover design

Advisory Board

Michael P. Burton, Editorial Director, University Press of New England

Dan Cohen, Dean of the Library, Vice Provost for Information Collaboration, and Professor of History
Northeastern University

William M. Fowler, Jr., Distinguished Professor of History, Emeritus, Northeastern University, and
former Director of the Massachusetts Historical Society

Michelle LeBlanc, Director of Education, Norman B. Leventhal Map Center, Boston Public

Giordana Mecagni, University Archivist and Head of Special Collections, Northeastern
University Library

Karen Merguerian, History Librarian and Head of Arts, Social Sciences, and
Humanities, Northeastern University Library

Amanda Rust, Assistant Head of Digital Scholarship Group and Digital Humanities
Librarian, Northeastern University Library

Foreword Authors

Robert J. Allison, Professor of History, Suffolk University

Jonathan M. Chu, Professor of History, University of Massachusetts Boston

B. D. Colen, Documentary photographer

Hillary Corbett, M.A., American Studies, University of Massachusetts Boston

Karilyn Crockett, Lecturer of Public Policy and Urban Planning, MIT

Julie de Chantal, Assistant Professor of History, Georgia Southern University

Jill Eshelman, Ph.D., Sociology, Northeastern University

Willam M. Fowler, Jr., Distinguished Professor of History, Emeritus, Northeastern University

Mark Herlihy, Assistant Professor of History, Endicott College

Lawrence W. Kennedy, Professor of History, University of Scranton

Jeffrey E. Klee, Shirley and Richard Roberts Architectural Historian, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Zebulon Vance Miletsky, Assistant Professor of Africana Studies, Stony Brook University

James M. O’Toole, Professor and Clough Millennium Chair in History, Boston College

Scott Podolsky, M.D., Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Director of the Center for the History of Medicine, Countway Library, Harvard Medical School

Gordana Rabrenovic, Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of the Brudnick Center on Violence and Conflict, Northeastern University