Author: Russ Lopez
Title: Boston’s South End, The Clash of Ideas in a Historic Neighborhood
Publication Info: Boston, MA : Shawmut Peninsula Press, 
I read this book while researching for a walking tour of the SoWa District. While only a portion of the book was relevant to my research, I found the entire book an engaging and comprehensive history of the Boston neighborhood. It’s particularly revealing if you know today’s South End – a prosperous, upscale urban area – and compare it to the near past when it was a home to working class people of color and considered for complete demolition under urban renewal. Lopez is good at telling a bottom-up story using quotes and stories to tell the life of ordinary South Enders.