Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia


The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia builds from sources of many kinds, including books and articles written by scholars of the region’s history and contemporary issues.  As a public service for readers and a research tool for the next generation of scholars, we have compiled a database of many important works published since the last major overview of Philadelphia history, Philadelphia: A 300-Year History, edited by Russell F. Weigley and published in 1982.  The database also includes works listed in the “Related Reading” lists included on the topics pages of the Encyclopedia.

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To scan works included in our “Related Reading” lists, see the bibliography below. For their work in creating and maintaining the database and bibliography, we acknowledge the assistance of Lucy Davis of Rutgers-Camden; Hillary S. Kativa and Claire Bohall, formerly of Villanova University; and Tory O. Harrington, formerly of St. Joseph’s University.  This portion of our project has been supported by the Digital Studies Center of Rutgers-Camden and the University of Pennsylvania Press; technical assistance was provided by Ken Albers of the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, Janneken Smucker of West Chester University, and Zara Wilkinson of Rutgers-Camden.

“Related Reading” Bibliography

[The bibliography is under construction.  Please click on the Zotero Library link above to gain access to the database of sources.]

Abrahams, Harold J. Extinct Medical Schools of Nineteenth-Century Philadelphia. Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, 1966.
Abrams, Courtney. “America’s Biggest Polluters: Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Power Plants in 2007.” Environmental America Research & Policy Center, November 2009.
Abzug, Robert H. Cosmos Crumbling: American Reform and the Religious Imagination. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994.
Adams, Carolyn Teich. Philadelphia: Neighborhoods, Division, and Conflict in a Postindustrial City. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1991.
Adams, Carolyn Teich. Restructuring the Philadelphia Region Metropolitan Divisions and Inequality. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2008. http://public.eblib.com/choice/publicfullrecord.aspx?p=407552.
Adams, Sean P. Old Dominion, Industrial Commonwealth: Coal, Politics, and Economy in Antebellum America. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004.
Adams, James H. Urban Reform and Sexual Vice in Progressive-Era Philadelphia: The Faithful and the Fallen, 2015.
Adams, Carolyn, Brian Black, and Michael J Chiarappa. “Industrial Suburbs: Environmental Liabilities or Assets?” In Nature’s Entrepôt: Philadelphia’s Urban Sphere and Its Environmental Thresholds. Pittsburgh, Pa.: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2012.
Adams family, and L. H Butterfield. Adams Family Correspondence. New York: Atheneum, 1965.
Adelberg, Michael S. The American Revolution in Monmouth County: The Theatre of Spoil and Destruction. Charleston, SC: History Press, 2010.
Aden, Roger C. Upon the Ruins of Liberty: Slavery, the President’s House at Independence National Historical Park, and Public Memory, 2015. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=910208.
Aguilera, Francisco Enrique. “The Italian Market: Spatial Nucleus of a Community Within a Metropolis.” M.S. Thesis, University of Pennsylvania, 1968.
Ahern, Joseph-James. Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. Dover, N.H.: Arcadia Pub., 1997.
Aldridge, Alfred Owen. Thomas Paine’s American Ideology. Newark; London: University of Delaware Press ; Associated University Presses, 1984.
Aldridge, B. L, and Frederic Bayh. The Victor Talking Machine Company. United States: RCA Sales Corporation, 1964.
Alewitz, Sam. Filthy Dirty: A Social History of Unsanitary Philadelphia in the Late Nineteenth Century. New York: Garland Publishing, 1989.
Alexander, John K. “The Fort Wilson Incident of 1779: A Case Study of the Revolutionary Crowd.” The William and Mary Quarterly, 1974.
Alexander, John K. Render Them Submissive: Responses to Poverty in Philadelphia, 1760-1800. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1980.
Alles, Jane P. The History of Philadelphia Country Club: 1890-1965. Wilmington, Del.: Kaumagraph Co., 1965.
Allinson, Edward P, and Boies Penrose. Philadelphia 1681-1887: A History of Municipal Development; Philadelphia: Allen, Lane & Scott, 1887.
Almon, J. Report of the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations on the Petition of the Honourable Thomas Walpole, Benjamin Franklin, John Sargent, and Samuel Wharton, Esquires, and Their Associates. London, 1772. https://openlibrary.org/books/OL6998028M/Report_of_the_Lords_commissioners_for_trade_and_plantations_on_the_petition_of_the_Honourable_Thomas.
Alsop, Gulielma Fell. History of the Women’s Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1850-1950. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1950.
Altadonna, Leigh Joseph. “The School, Curriculum, and Community: A Case Study of the Institutionalizing of Industrial Education in the Public Schools of Philadelphia, 1876-1918.” Columbia University Teachers College, 1984.
Alter, George, Claudia Goldin, and Elyce Rotella. “The Savings of Ordinary Americans: The Philadelphia Saving Fund Society in the Mid-Nineteenth Century.” The Journal of Economic History, 1994.
Alterman, James M. New Hope for American Art: A Comprehensive Showing of Important 20th Century Painting from and Surrounding the New Hope Art Colony. Lambertville, NJ: Jims of Lambertville, 2005.
American Carpet and Upholstery Journal. “American Carpet and Upholstery Journal 1883-1942,” n.d. Full set held at New York Public Library.
American Civil Liberties Union New Jersey. “American Civil Liberties Union New Jersey,” n.d. https://www.aclu-nj.org/aboutus/50thanniversary/.
American Legal Publishing Corporation. “The Philadelphia Code.” American Legal Publishing Corporation, Cincinnatti, Ohio, 2014.
American Philosophical Society. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society: Held at Philadelphia, for Promoting Useful Knowledge. Volume II. Philadelphia: Printed and sold by Robert Aitken, at Pope’s Head in Market Street, 1786. http://opac.newsbank.com/select/evans/19465.
Ames, Kenneth. “Robert Mills and the Philadelphia Row House.” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, 1968.
Amundson, Jhennifer A., David Walter Gobel, and Daves Rossell. “Staging a Triumph, Raising a Temple: Philadelphia’s ‘Welcoming Parade’ for Lafayette, 1824.” In Commemoration in America: Essays on Monuments, Memorialization, and Memory, 2013.
Anastasia, George. “A Neighborhood and a Hospital Gamble on the Future — Locust Street ‘Strip’ Revives around a Corner.” Philadelphia Inquirer. October 31, 1982.
Anastasia, Phil. Broken Wing, Broken Promise: A Season inside the Philadelphia Eagles. Philadelphia: Camino Books, 1993.
Andariese, Walter. History of the Ben Franklin Bridge. Camden, N.J.: Delaware River Port Authority, 1981.
Anderson, Elijah. Code of the Street: Decency, Violence, and the Moral Life of the Inner City, 1999.
Anderson, Charles D. “Statistical Summary of New Jersey School Districts.” In Education Bulletin: Annual Report of the State Board of Education and the Commissioner of Education to the Legislature of New Jersey 1950, 121–41. Trenton, N.J., 1951.
Anderson, Fred. Crucible of War: The Seven Years’ War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754-1766. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000.
Anderson, John. Art Held Hostage: The Story of the Barnes Collection. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2003.
Anderson, Marian. My Lord, What a Morning: An Autobiography, 1956.
Anderson, Donald R. Shadowed Cocktails the Plays of Philip Barry from Paris Bound to The Philadelphia Story. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2010. http://public.eblib.com/choice/publicfullrecord.aspx?p=1354568.
Anderson, Anne Margaret, John J Binder, and Arcadia Publishing. Philadelphia Organized Crime in the 1920s and 1930s, 2014.
Anderson, Bernard E, Wharton School, and Industrial Research Unit. The Opportunities Industrialization Centers: A Decade of Community-Based Manpower Services. Philadelphia: Industrial Research Unit, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1976.
André, John. “Particulars of the Mischianza Exhibited in America at the Departure of Gen. Howe.” Gentlemen’s Magazine, August 1778.
Andrews, Jack, and Samuel Yellin. Samuel Yellin, Metalworker. Ocean City, Md.: SkipJack Press, 1992.
Angell, Stephen Ward, and Pink Dandelion. The Oxford Handbook of Quaker Studies, 2013.
Anonymous [George Lippard]. “The Killers.” The Quaker City, 1849.
Anonymous [George Lippard]. The Killers: A Narrative of Real Life in Philadelphia. Philadelphia: Hankinson and Bartholomew, 1850.
Anonymous [George Lippard], and Charles Anderson Chester. Life and Adventures of Charles Anderson Chester the Notorious Leader of the Philadelphia “Killers”, Who Was Murdered, While Engaged in the Destruction of the California House, on Election Night, Oct. 11, 1849. Philadelphia: Yates and Smith, 1850.
Anspach, Ralph. The Billion Dollar Monopoly Swindle: During a David and Goliath Battle, Anti-Monopoly Uncovers the Secret History of Monopoly. Redwood City, Calif.: R. Anspach, 1998.
Antolini, Katharine Lane. Memorializing Motherhood: Anna Jarvis and the Struggle for Control of Mother’s Day, 2014.

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