A People’s History of Philadelphia

Philadelphia Stories: People and Their Places in Early America is a unique book: a series of twelve mini-biographies themed around faith or business or gender and spanning the late pre-Revolutionary era to the antebellum years. C. Dallett Hemphill (who died in 2015, and whose largely completed manuscript was finished by colleagues and associates) focuses on people of some note, but not on the Founding Fathers, or exclusively on major political or society figures.

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