Boston, the main city of New England for 350 years, is the historic capital of the United States. Boston was at the forefront of all the progressive historical causes: revolution, independence, abolition of slavery, women's rights. Boston is home to a concentration of exceptional universities. Of all the great cities of the US, Boston offers the closest to an European way of life, with its compact downtown and old quarters, where narrow and winding streets are still lit by gas lamps.
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