Philadelphia Topics – Work in Progress, updated August 2011
The document linked here is a topical survey of publications, public history work, and public policy studies in and about Philadelphia. So far, the survey includes books, articles, and dissertations with the keyword “Philadelphia” listed in the America: History and Life (1982-2009) and PAIS databases and web sites of historic places linked to gophila.com. This is not a table of contents for the encyclopedia, but a tool for identifying topics of interest and other topics that need greater attention.
This project is shared with organizations and the public in keeping with the Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia’s commitment to return benefits to the community. Comments and suggestions are welcome. These may be emailed to the editors or posted in the space below.
This work is funded by the University of Pennsylvania Press with further support from student assistants at Villanova and St. Joseph’s Universities. Bibliographers: Hillary S. Kativa, Claire Bohall, and Tory O. Harrington
The survey is available in two forms:
PDF version, sorted by keyword
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We have also surveyed topics frequently in the news: