A History Of Philadelphia

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A History Of Philadelphia

Author : Daniel Bowen
ISBN : HARVARD:32044024313553
Genre : Pennsylvania
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Category: Pennsylvania

Philadelphia History

Author : City History Society of Philadelphia
ISBN : NYPL:33433081789210
Genre : Philadelphia
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Category: Philadelphia

The Peoples Of Philadelphia

Author : Allen F. Davis
ISBN : 0812216709
Genre : History
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A picture of Philadelphia radically different from the conventional portrait of a staid old city, corrupt and contented. The men and women of Philadelphia who emerge in these pages are anything but staid, and certainly not contented.
Category: History

Philadelphia A History Of The City And Its People

Author : Ellis Paxson Oberholtzer
ISBN : 9783849650834
Genre : History
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Dr. Oberholtzer was engaged upon this book for many months. He has aimed to present the people of Philadelphia, as well as the details of their government, and he has opened new sources of information and presents new aspects in the life of the city. His detailed and thoroughly investigated narrative covers a time of 225 years and gives in-depth insights on the foundation of the town, the Civil War years, the Declaration of Independence and many events more.
Category: History


Author : Russell Frank Weigley
ISBN : 0393016102
Genre : History
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Depicts the city's founding by William Penn, its short reign as national capital, its role in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, its industrial development, and its emergence as a modern city
Category: History

The Philadelphia Lawyer

Author : Robert R. Bell
ISBN : 0945636261
Genre : History
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One focus of this book is to look at the interrelationship between the old Philadelphia upper class and the legal profession. The upper class refers to a group of old Philadelphia families whose members are descendants of financially successful individuals. Through their families, those men have had the means to enter, train in, and practice law. While over the two centuries covered here the percentage of upper class lawyers decreased, their influence for many years continued to surpass their numbers. In 1944, about 10 percent of all lawyers were listed in the Social Register. In the eight largest law firms in the city they accounted for 37 percent of the partners and 23 percent of the associates. But by 1990, their influence was waning: they represented only about two percent of all lawyers in the city. Moreover, in the eight largest law firms in the city, 12 percent of the partners were in the Social Register, but only one percent of the associates. Indeed, with the twenty-first century approaching, the old upper class was - and is - becoming increasingly irrelevant to Philadelphia law. In each chapter, an examination is made of the emerging American legal system and the training and practice of law in a given historical period. Before the Revolution most American law was British law. After the Revolution there were often bitter struggles over the continued use of British common law. Rapidly the British common law was modified, giving way to American common law - and that was the major focus of law up until the Civil War. Following the Civil War and well into the twentieth century the major thrust of law was related to business and industry, especially corporations. By the 1930s there was an increasing focus on Federal Commissions and statute law. Over the decades the training of lawyers underwent change. Until the twentieth century, most lawyers were trained in law offices, and it was only slowly that law schools became the accepted means of legal training. For most of American history, the lawyer practiced alone and often appeared as an advocate in court where his forensic skills were highly valued. For the various historical eras, this study attempts to show how the Philadelphia lawyer lived, some of his values, how he learned the law, and how he practiced it. Anecdotal material is used to illustrate these points whenever possible. Forty-two Philadelphia lawyers were interviewed who, for the most part, had first entered the bar in the 1920s and 1930s. Six modern-day Philadelphia lawyers were interviewed at length, and their insights are presented in the epilogue. Following each chapter there is a profile of a Philadelphia lawyer contemporary to the period discussed. Most of the profiles are of men who, considered outstanding lawyers in their own time, have come to be regarded as outstanding in the history of Philadelphia law.
Category: History

Rough And Regular

Author : Larry B. Maier
ISBN : WISC:89066339920
Genre : History
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The 119th Regiment was involved in battles at Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Mine Run, The Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Rappahannock Station, Third Winchester, and Sailor's Creek.
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Author : Roger D. Simon
ISBN : 9781932304268
Genre : History
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Understanding Philadelphia’s history requires that we understand that nothing is inevitable; history is not made by abstract forces, but by the decisions of real individuals as they conduct their lives. With its insightful analysis and engaging prose, Philadelphia provides an accessible and readable overview of the history of the Quaker City from its founding by William Penn to the deindustrialization and gentrification of the early twenty-first century. Roger Simon asserts that the history of Philadelphia is a story of the efforts to sustain economic prosperity while fulfilling community needs, and the continued tension between those priorities. Philadelphia devotes considerable attention to the evolving physical development of the city and to the social conditions and class structure of the people. Three dozen maps and illustrations enrich this edition, which has been fully updated and revised to reflect new scholarship on Philadelphia’s role in the post-industrial present and the diverse communities that incorporated women and minorities into the economic and social fabric of the city. Published in association with the Pennsylvania Historical Association
Category: History

The Buried Past

Author : John L. Cotter
ISBN : 9780812231427
Genre : History
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The Buried Past presents the most significant archaeological discoveries made in one of America's most historic cities. Based on more than thirty years of intensive archaeological investigations in the greater Philadelphia area, this study contains the first record of many nationally important sites linking archaeological evidence to historical documentation, including Interdependence and Valley Forge National Historical Parks. It provides an archaeological tour through the houses and life-ways of both the great figures and the common people. It reveals how people dined, what vessels and dishes they used, and what their trinkets (and secret sins) were.
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A History Of Microbiology In Philadelphia 1880 To 2010

Author : James A. Poupard
ISBN : 9781453503935
Genre : Science
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In the 1880s, bacteriology started to become an identifiable discipline of science as it separated from established fields of medicine such as pathology, histology and microscopy. It was during this period that Philadelphia medical students traveled to Europe to learn more about this new specialty and brought this knowledge back to the city. This first generation of bacteriologists established crude laboratories, and encouraged lectures in bacteriology to be included in the medical school curriculum. The first part of this book focuses on the people and institutions that played a significant role in establishing bacteriology in Philadelphia. A second generation of bacteriologists contributed to the formation of academic departments at medical schools, research institutes and pharmaceutical companies. In 1920, the formation of a branch of the Society of American Bacteriologists in Philadelphia set the stage for recording and documenting the evolution of bacteriology into microbiology with its many sub-specialties. This book attempts to summarize this evolution as it progressed in the Philadelphia area with an emphasis on the role of Eastern Pennsylvania Microbiology organization played in establishing Philadelphia as a center for teaching and research in this important area of science.
Category: Science