The signing of the Declaration of Independence in
Philadelphia was the culmination of events that had occurred in Boston—the site
of the Boston Massacre, the Tea Party and the Battle of Bunker Hill. National
Book Award-winning author Nathaniel Philbrick examines the revolutionary
Jonathan Kozol has been a staunch defender—and critic—of this nation’s public school system since he began teaching in Boston in the mid-1960s. He has recounted his insights in several highly honored books, including the very personal Death at an Early Age in 1967, and the 2005 expose of 60 public schools...