Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-2005

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Author: United States. Congress,Andrew R. Dodge,Betty K. Koed

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160731761

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Lists every member of the U.S. House and Senate since 1789, with brief biographical entries on each member.

The Contagious City

the politics of public health in early Philadelphia

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Author: Simon Finger

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801464005

Category: History

Page: 248

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By the time William Penn was planning the colony that would come to be called Pennsylvania, with Philadelphia at its heart, Europeans on both sides of the ocean had long experience with the hazards of city life, disease the most terrifying among them. Drawing from those experiences, colonists hoped to create new urban forms that combined the commercial advantages of a seaport with the health benefits of the country. The Contagious City details how early Americans struggled to preserve their collective health against both the strange new perils of the colonial environment and the familiar dangers of the traditional city, through a period of profound transformation in both politics and medicine. Philadelphia was the paramount example of this reforming tendency. Tracing the city's history from its founding on the banks of the Delaware River in 1682 to the yellow fever outbreak of 1793, Simon Finger emphasizes the importance of public health and population control in decisions made by the city's planners and leaders. He also shows that key figures in the city's history, including Benjamin Franklin and Benjamin Rush, brought their keen interest in science and medicine into the political sphere. Throughout his account, Finger makes clear that medicine and politics were inextricably linked, and that both undergirded the debates over such crucial concerns as the city's location, its urban plan, its immigration policy, and its creation of institutions of public safety. In framing the history of Philadelphia through the imperatives of public health, The Contagious City offers a bold new vision of the urban history of colonial America.

Once, Only Once, and in the Right Place:

Residence Rules in the Decennial Census

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Author: Panel on Residence Rules in the Decennial Census,Committee on National Statistics,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309102995

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

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The usefulness of the U.S. decennial census depends critically on the accuracy with which individual people are counted in specific housing units, at precise geographic locations. The 2000 and other recent censuses have relied on a set of residence rules to craft instructions on the census questionnaire in order to guide respondents to identify their correct "usual residence." Determining the proper place to count such groups as college students, prisoners, and military personnel has always been complicated and controversial; major societal trends such as placement of children in shared custody arrangements and the prevalence of "snowbird" and "sunbird" populations who regularly move to favorable climates further make it difficult to specify ties to one household and one place. Once, Only Once, and in the Right Place reviews the evolution of current residence rules and the way residence concepts are presented to respondents. It proposes major changes to the basic approach of collecting residence information and suggests a program of research to improve the 2010 and future censuses.

Southern Chester County in Vintage Postcards

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Author: Martha Carson-Gentry,Paul Rodebough

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738501079

Category: History

Page: 128

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This fascinating new history of Pennsylvania's Southern Chester County showcases more than 200 of the best vintage postcards available.

Keystone tercentenary

three hundred years of Pennsylvania Americana

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Author: Ronald Lieberman,Family Album

Publisher: Family Album, Abaa, the

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography

Page: 250

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The Death and Life of Great American Cities

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Author: Jane Jacobs

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 052543285X

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

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Thirty years after its publication, The Death and Life of Great American Cities was described by The New York Times as "perhaps the most influential single work in the history of town planning....[It] can also be seen in a much larger context. It is first of all a work of literature; the descriptions of street life as a kind of ballet and the bitingly satiric account of traditional planning theory can still be read for pleasure even by those who long ago absorbed and appropriated the book's arguments." Jane Jacobs, an editor and writer on architecture in New York City in the early sixties, argued that urban diversity and vitality were being destroyed by powerful architects and city planners. Rigorous, sane, and delightfully epigrammatic, Jacobs's small masterpiece is a blueprint for the humanistic management of cities. It is sensible, knowledgeable, readable, indispensable. The author has written a new foreword for this Modern Library edition.

The Condition of the Working-Class in England in 1844

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Author: Frederick Engels

Publisher: BookRix GmbH & Company KG

ISBN: 3730964852

Category: History

Page: 466

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The Condition of the Working Class in England is one of the best-known works of Friedrich Engels. Originally written in German as Die Lage der arbeitenden Klasse in England, it is a study of the working class in Victorian England. It was also Engels' first book, written during his stay in Manchester from 1842 to 1844. Manchester was then at the very heart of the Industrial Revolution, and Engels compiled his study from his own observations and detailed contemporary reports. Engels argues that the Industrial Revolution made workers worse off. He shows, for example, that in large industrial cities mortality from disease, as well as death-rates for workers were higher than in the countryside. In cities like Manchester and Liverpool mortality from smallpox, measles, scarlet fever and whooping cough was four times as high as in the surrounding countryside, and mortality from convulsions was ten times as high as in the countryside. The overall death-rate in Manchester and Liverpool was significantly higher than the national average (one in 32.72 and one in 31.90 and even one in 29.90, compared with one in 45 or one in 46). An interesting example shows the increase in the overall death-rates in the industrial town of Carlisle where before the introduction of mills (1779-1787), 4,408 out of 10,000 children died before reaching the age of five, and after their introduction the figure rose to 4,738. Before the introduction of mills, 1,006 out of 10,000 adults died before reaching 39 years old, and after their introduction the death rate rose to 1,261 out of 10,000.

Philadelphia and Its Manufactures

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Author: Troxwell Freedl Edwin Troxwell Freedley,Edwin Freedley

Publisher: Applewood Books

ISBN: 1429022264

Category: Political Science

Page: 532

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Marching Home

To War and Back with the Men of One American Town

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Author: Kevin Coyne

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 9780142003862

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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Follows the experiences of six World War II soldiers--all from the town of Freehold, New Jersey--in the Army, Navy, and Air Corps, from the African-American soldier who endured a segregated army and race riots back home to the sailor who struggled to adapt to life as a post-war police officer. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.