Old City Philadelphia: Cradle of America

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Old City Philadelphia is the heart of the City of Brotherly Love, where the Declaration of Independence was signed and the Constitution written. From the Delaware Indians and early Swedish settlers to the artisans and craftspeople who lived along Elfreth's Alley-the oldest residential street in the United States-this town represented the backbone of the new nation until the city's priorities shifted. As change buffeted the city and the nation, Old City Philadelphia resisted passing into oblivion and recreated itself as a place committed to tradition, craftsmanship, and history that is a resident's, and visitor's, delight.
ISBN: 9780738524450
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Pennsylvania
Series: Making of America
Images: 200
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6.75 (w) x 9.75 (h)
Alice L. George, historian and former newspaper editor, received her Ph.D. in history from Temple University in 2001 and is a member of numerous local and national historical associations. In this new history, she compiles a comprehensive and engaging narrative with vivid historic images, presenting an entertaining, informative account of this, the birthplace of America.
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