Philadelphia: A 300 Year History

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Russell Frank Weigley, Nicholas B. Wainwright, Edwin Wolf
W. W. Norton & Company, 1982 - History - 842 pages
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In this book, the first comprehensive history of Philadelphia to be written in nearly three-quarters of a century, the reader will discover a rich and colorful portrait of one of America's most vital, interesting, and illustrious cities. Philadelphia: A 300-Year History traces the political, artistic, physical, and social evolution of the city and illumines its very special spirit---how it has changed in response to the demands of three centuries, and how, in many fascinating respects, it has remained the same as it was in William Penn's day.
  

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User Review  - snash - LibraryThing

The history of Philadelphia is presented over 750 pages, sometimes in more detail than desired but thoroughly. An attempt is made to present its many facets including economic, social, cultural, and ... Read full review

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Not most engaging read, but there's not much else for a general history of the city. Read full review

Contents

Village into Town 17011746 by Edwin B Bronner
33
Town into City 17461765 by Theodore Thayer
68
The Revolutionary City 17651783 by Harry M Tinkcom
109
The Federal City 17831800 by Richard G Miller
155
The Athens of America 18001825 by Edgar P Richardson
208
The Age of Nicholas Biddle 18251841
258
Industrial Development and Social Crisis 18411854
307
The Border City in Civil War 18541865
363
Progressivism 19051919 by Lloyd M Abernethy
524
The City Embraces Normalcy 19191929
566
Depression and War 19291946 by Margaret B Tinkcom
601
Rally and Relapse 19461968
649
The Bicentennial City 19681982 by Stephanie G Wolf
704
Epilogue by Edwin Wolf 2nd
735
Notes
753
Index
815

The Centennial City 18651876 by Dorothy Gondos Beers
417
The Iron Age 18761905
471
Authors and Contributors
841
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Russell F. Weigley is Professor of History at Temple University.

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