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Turmoil and Transition in Boston: A Political Memoir from the Busing Era

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Turmoil and Transition in Boston tells the personal and political story of Larry DiCara, the youngest person ever elected to the Boston City Council. DiCara s story is intimately woven into the fate of his hometown of Boston. As the federal court order mandating busing to achieve racial integration in the public schools ripped apart his city, he shows how public policy ...more
Paperback, 219 pages
Published August 15th 2013 by Hamilton Books (first published January 1st 2013)
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Recommended, especially to those who oppose government action to better communities and cities. DiCara, a progressive Boston politician who ran for mayor in 1983, illustrates that Boston's success did not happen by accident. Conversely, he demonstrates that the busing crisis the city endured was caused by a lack of leadership. DiCara lauds those officials who went against public opinion to get things done. I am not in accord with him that ALL change comes from inside government as grassroots ...more
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