Rural Pennsylvania

In the Vicinity of Philadelphia (Classic Reprint)


Author: Samuel Fitch Hotchkin

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9781333653088

Category: Reference

Page: 436

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Excerpt from Rural Pennsylvania: In the Vicinity of Philadelphia The son of President Day. Of Yale College. Writes: There are many important. But isolated facts. And a hundred little episodes and anecdotes. Of thrilling interest to the inhabitants of the region where they occurred, which History, in her stately march. Cannot step aside to notice. Short biographical sketches of men distinguished in their own community, but not much known beyond, seldom find an appropriate place in a history of the ordinary form: and yet it is important that they should be preserved. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-2005


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

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160731761

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 2218

View: 9612

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


Author: Simon Finger

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801464005

Category: History

Page: 248

View: 1680

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


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

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309102995

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

View: 1663

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


Author: Martha Carson-Gentry,Paul Rodebough

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738501079

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 1686

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


Author: Ronald Lieberman,Family Album

Publisher: Family Album, Abaa, the


Category: Photography

Page: 250

View: 5429

Marching Home

To War and Back with the Men of One American Town


Author: Kevin Coyne

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 9780142003862

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 5558

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.

Military Review


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Military art and science

Page: N.A

View: 788

National Union Catalog


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Union catalogs

Page: N.A

View: 4098

Includes entries for maps and atlases.

Subject collections

a guide to special book collections and subject emphases as reported by university, college, public, and special libraries and museums in the United States and Canada


Author: Barry Scott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780835231411

Category: Library resources

Page: 2466

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