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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To Risk It All

|9780822946328|General Forbes, the Capture of Fort Duquesne, and the Course of Empire in the Ohio Country| General John Forbes’s campaign against Fort Duquesne was the largest over-land expedition during the Seven Years’ War in America. While most histories of the time period include the Forbes Campaign as an aside, McConnell documents how and why Forbes and his army succeeded, and what his success meant to the subsequent history of the mid-Atlantic colonies, native inhabitants of the Ohio Country, and the empire he represented.A close look at the Forbes Campaign and its personnel reveals much about both British relations with native…

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Coastal Metropolis

|9780822946526|Environmental Histories of Modern New York City|Built on an estuary, New York City is rich in population and economic activity but poor in available land to manage the needs of a modern city. Since consolidation of the five boroughs in 1898, New York has faced innumerable challenges, from complex water and waste management issues, to housing and feeding millions of residents in a concentrated area, to dealing with climate change in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, and everything in between. Any consideration of sustainable urbanism requires understanding how cities have developed the systems that support modern life and the challenges…

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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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