Here are some items that were mentioned during the 27 June 2013 Fieldstone Common interview with Alex R. Goldfeld about his book The North End: A Brief History of Boston’s Oldest Neighborhood.
The podcast of the interview is now available.
The North End, published by The History Press, is available for purchase from Amazon.com and other booksellers.
Alex Goldfeld is a public historian based in Boston, Massachusetts. You can learn more about Alex Goldfeld at his website. Alex is also the President and Historian of the North End Historical Society. They have a website and a Facebook page.
The North End covers nearly 400 years of history starting with the creation of the Puritan settlement in 1630 and progressing through the American Revolution and includes the impact of major ethnic groups such as African Americans and the Irish. Many critical events at the start of the American Revolution took place in the North End. Today the North End is known as an Italian neighborhood with many top notch Italian restaurants and numerous Saints Festivals during the summer months.
The History Press, the publisher of The North End, donated two copies of the book which were provided as giveaways during the live show to listeners in Arizona and New Hampshire. A big thank you to the The History Press for their generosity!
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The most recent episode of Fieldstone Common featuring Alex R. Goldfeld discussing his book The North End: A Brief History of Boston’s Oldest Neighborhood is now available as a podcast.
The podcast can be played through the computer using your default media player (click play below) or downloaded to iTunes.
LIVE: THURSDAY, 27 June 2013 at 1:00pm EDT
This week on Fieldstone Common, Marian Pierre-Louis interviews Alex Goldfeld, author of The North End: A Brief History of Boston’s Oldest Neighborhood.
Alex R. Goldfeld photo credit: Heather Hartford
Before evolving into a thriving ‘Little Italy, Boston’s North End saw a tangled parade of military, religious and cultural change. Home to prominent historical figures such as Paul Revere, this neighborhood also played host to Samuel Adams and the North End Caucus- which masterminded the infamous Boston Tea Party- as well as the city’s first African-American church. From the Boston Massacre to Revere’s heroic ride, the North End embodies almost four centuries of strife and celebration, international influence and true American spirit. A small but storied stretch of land, the North End remains the oldest neighborhood in one of the country’s most historic cities.
For nearly a decade, Alex R. Goldfeld has been creating and leading tours of Boston’s historic neighborhoods, most notably the North End, Beacon Hill and Roxbury. He has conducted research and assisted in planning for local organizations, including the Nichols House Museum, the First Church in Roxbury and the Vilna Shul. Goldfeld also served as director of operations at Boston’s Museum of African American History, where he oversaw the visitor experience, managed the historic sites and facilitated tours of the Black Heritage Trail. He holds a Master of Arts in History from the University of Massachusetts Boston and lives with his family in the North End.
Be sure to mark your calendar. We’ll be giving away some great books during the live broadcasts of Fieldstone Common.