This is written in this syllabus:
“Essay Assignment: Choose a topic in Greater Boston history from 1630 to 2000. Your topic should encompass Boston and her neighborhoods. This might be the relation between Boston and the independent towns before they join Boston, or neighborhoods after they become part of Boston. Your topic may focus on a person, an industry, an area of Boston, a group of people within Boston or specific time period within Greater Boston history. For example, one might write about Polish immigration within Boston. One could write about a Polish leader within the Boston community. One could write about an area of Boston which had Polish and other competing or cooperating immigration and how that played out. One could look at a Boston industry, other competing or cooperating immigration and how that played out. One could look at a Boston industry, like piano making and there might be a large Polish group working within this industry. One might write about turn of the century Boston and part of that paper would be the impact of immigrant groups, among which would be Polish immigrants.