Happy new year! Our most-read topics for 2020 reflect a year of pandemic, unrest, stay-at-home learning, and searches for family connections:
10. Orphanages and Orphans, by Holly Caldwell.
9. Nativist Riots of 1844, by Zachary M. Schrag.
8. Yellow Fever, by Simon Finger.
7. Columbia Avenue Riot, by Alex Elkins.
6. Immigration and Migration (Colonial Era), by Marie Basile McDaniel.
5. Murder of Octavius Catto, by Aaron X. Smith.
4. I’d Rather Be in Philadelphia, by Charlene Mires.
3. Row Houses, by Amanda Casper.
2. Native American-Pennsylvania Relations, 1754-89, by Timothy J. Shannon.
And the most-read topic for 2020 is, no surprise here:
Influenza (“Spanish Flu” Pandemic, 1918-19), by Thomas Wirth.
Have a happy and healthy new year, and thank you for your interest and support of The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia.