David R. Contosta, Ph.D., is Professor of History at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia. He is the author or editor of some twenty books, along with numerous articles and reviews. These include biographies of Henry Adams, Charles Darwin, and Abraham Lincoln, as well writings about religious institutions, higher education, urban and suburban history, and metropolitan parks. Several titles have focused on Philadelphia and Philadelphians. More recently Contosta has written, coproduced, and appeared in several documentary films.
Essays by David R. Contosta: