Subject: History / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA)

Subject: History / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA)

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Nature’s Entrepot

|9780822966500|Philadelphia’s Urban Sphere and Its Environmental Thresholds| In Nature’s Entrepot, the contributors view the planning, expansion, and sustainability of the urban environment of Philadelphia from its inception to the present. The chapters explore the history of the city, its natural resources, and the early naturalists who would influence future environmental policy. They then follow Philadelphia’s growing struggles with disease, sanitation, pollution, sewerage, transportation, population growth and decline, and other byproducts of urban expansion. Later chapters examine efforts in the modern era to preserve animal populations, self-sustaining food supplies, functional landscapes and urban planning, and environmental activism. Philadelphia’s place as an…

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Pioneer Life In Western Pennsylvania

|9780822960447|A fascinating look at life during pioneer times in western Pennsylvania. Describes the hardship, danger and drudgery of day-to-day life on the frontier. Topics include cabin raising, crop harvests, tanning, weaving, disease, religion, and superstition. Also follows the progression from pioneer life to industrial society.| Wright J E|| History / General History / United States / General History / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA)

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Whiskey Rebels

|9780822951513|The Story of a Frontier Uprising|Leland Baldwin presents a succinct account of the Whiskey Rebellion of 1794 in Western Pennsylvania, recalling the economic and sociological factors that led to this historic uprising.| Leland D. Baldwin|| History / General History / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA)

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Council Fires On the Upper Ohio

|9780822952015| Told from the viewpoint of the Indians, this account of Indian-white relations during the second half of the eighteenth century is an exciting addition to the historical literature of Pennsylvania.From the beginning, when the white traders followed the first Shawnee hunters into Pennsylvania, until the Battle of Fallen Timbers in 1794, the region’s history was the history of the relationship between the Indians and the whites. For nearly half a century the Indian maintained a precarious hold upon Western Pennsylvania by playing one white faction off against the anther, first the French against the British, then the British against…

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Pittsburgh

|9780822952169|The Story of a City, 1780-1865|The standard history of Pittsburgh tells the city’s story from its violent days as an eighteenth-century outpost of empire to the onset of its great age of industrial expansion.| Leland D. Baldwin|| History / General History / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA)

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