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The Perennial Philadelphians: The Anatomy of an American Aristocracy

Nathaniel Burt - History - 1999 - 625 pages
The Perennial Philadelphians tells the story of the city's inherited aristocracy--of Wanamakers and Drexels, of Biddles and Cadwaladers. Drawing on history, genealogy, politics ...
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The Private City: Philadelphia in Three Periods of Its Growth

Sam Bass Warner - History - 1987 - 256 pages
This award-winning book charts the unfolding, from the Revolutionary War to the Great Depression, of the American tradition of city building and city living, using Philadelphia ...
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The Peoples of Philadelphia: A History of Ethnic Groups and Lower-Class Life ...

Allen F. Davis, Mark H. Haller - History - 1998 - 303 pages
Although much has been written about elite Philadelphians, only in recent decades have historians paid attention to the Jews and working-class blacks, the immigrant Irish ...
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Philadelphia Gentlemen: The Making of a National Upper Class

E. Digby Baltzell - History - 2011 - 476 pages
This proper Philadelphia story starts with the city’s golden age at the close of the eighteenth century. It is a classic study of an American business aristocracy of colonial ...
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