A Needham resident, Larry Finison is a social psychologist and historian. He researches issues of race, class, and gender and how these factors influence who can ride with whom— who is included and who is excluded? He feels privileged to write about a city he's loved since his arrival as a teenager in 1954, despite its warts and troubles, and its very real racial conflicts.
Joshua B. Freeman is a Distinguished Professor of History at Queens College and the Graduate Center of CUNY. His previous books include American Empire and Working-Class New York, among others. He lives in New York City.
STEVE DUNWELL makes photographs of New England – its people,
landscape, and industry. In 1980, Dunwell worked with Michael Folsom to document the existing condition of the Francis Cabot Lowell Mill at Waltham for the Historic American Engineering Record. Folsom did the groundwork for the re-use of this mill for housing, and created the Charles River Museum of Industry on the site.