Workshop of the World

The Greater Philadelphia Roundtable: Industry helped Philadelphia to gain a national and international reputation. What were the lasting consequences of the rise and later decline of industry for workers, communities, and the local economy? Where is Philadelphia’s economic strength today? This panel was moderated by Philip Scranton of Rutgers-Camden with panelists alter Licht of the University of Pennsylvania, author and historian Daniel Sidorick, and Carla Bednar of the Fabric of Philadelphia Initiative. Program co-sponsors included the Historical Society of Tacony, the Tacony Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia, and the Fabric of Philadelphia Initiative.

The Greater Philadelphia Roundtable is a partnership of The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, presented in cooperation with numerous civic partners. This program has been supported in part by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities’ We the People initiative on American history.

Series co-sponsors: Young Involved Philadelphia, the Friends of Independence, WHYY, the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation, Philadelphia Media Network, Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent, Neighborhood Interfaith Movement, Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities.

Connecting the Past with the Present, Building Community, Creating a Legacy