Review: Kirkus Reviews - February 1, 2006
"A carefully framed, evocative portrait of the middle-class black community that had been ensconced on Beacon Hill since Revolutionary times . . . New depth in the legacy of Americaís struggle for equal rights.î"
Review by: John Brewer Stewart, Author of Holy Warriors - February 1, 2006
"Supremely gifted historians in every respect, Stephen Kendrick and Paul Kendrick have given us an exceptionally full and compelling account of the antebellum struggle for racial equality in the nation's Birthplace of Liberty.í"
Review: Publishers Weekly - February 1, 2006
"The authors handle the weighty issue of desegregation with skill; this is a book for historians and humanitarians."
Review by: Alicia Young, Washington Post - September 1, 2005
"The authors mined letters, period newspapers, court documents and archives to provide a textured history in which African Americans are central."
Review by: Robert Landers, Christian Science Monitor - September 1, 2005
"Engaging . . . fascinating . . . [the Kendricks] deserve praise for unearthing buried lives."