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The Private City: Philadelphia in Three Periods of Its Growth

Warner, Sam Bass, Jr.

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ISBN 10: 081228061X / ISBN 13: 9780812280616
Published by Univ of Pennsylvania Pr
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Title: The Private City: Philadelphia in Three ...

Publisher: Univ of Pennsylvania Pr

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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This award-winning book charts the unfolding, from the Revolutionary War to the Great Depression, of the American tradition of city building and city living, using Philadelphia as a resonant example.


"With a skillful use of carefully researched detail, Warner relates the transformation from a handicraft to a factory system of production to the pervasive quest for private gain, and shows how that basic objective restricted the city's response to such community needs as education, health, and welfare. . . . His book is packed with suggestive historical detail."—American Historical Review

"Packed with suggestive historical detail."—American Historical Review

"Written with intelligent elegance and candor. . . . A fascinating book."—Times Literary Supplement

"A splendidly economical and enlightening piece of urban history. . . . Contributes more than an important remedial lesson in the cultural foundation of the urban crisis."—American Institute of Planners Journal

"[This book] serves, in a way which no other city biography can claim to, as the historical analogy of urban America."—Urban Studies

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