Bibliography of Philadelphia

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The following is a list of works about Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

List of works, arranged chronologically[edit]

Published in the 18th century[edit]

  • Francis White (1785). Philadelphia Directory. Philadelphia: Printed by Young, Stewart, and McCulloch.
  • Clement Biddle (1791). Philadelphia Directory. Philadelphia: Printed by James & Johnson.
  • Edmund Hogan (1795). Prospect of Philadelphia and Check on the Next Directory. Philadelphia: Printed by Francis & Robert Bailey.
  • J. Morse (1797). "Philadelphia". American Gazetteer. Boston, Massachusetts: At the presses of S. Hall, and Thomas & Andrews.
  • Cornelius William Stafford. Philadelphia Directory for 1799. Philadelphia: Printed by William W. Woodward.

Published in the 19th century[edit]



Published in the 20th century[edit]



  • Sam Bass Warner, Jr. (1971), The private city: Philadelphia in three periods of its growth, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, OL 22085452M
  • Dennis Clark (1973), The Irish in Philadelphia, Philadelphia: Temple University Press, ISBN 0877220573
  • Adrienne Siegel (1975), Howard B. Furer (ed.), Philadelphia: a Chronological & Documentary History, 1615–1970, American Cities Chronology Series, Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.: Oceana Publications, ISBN 0379006219
  • Philadelphia the Fabulous City of Firsts. 1976.
  • RF Weigley; et al., eds. (1982), Philadelphia: A 300-Year History, New York and London: W. W. Norton & Company, ISBN 0-393-01610-2
  • Fredric Miller (1983). "Documenting Modern Cities: The Philadelphia Model". The Public Historian. 5. JSTOR 3377252.
  • John Francis Marion (1984), Walking Tours of Historic Philadelphia, Philadelphia: Institute for the Study of Human Issues, ISBN 089727055X
  • Michael P. McCarthy (1990). "Traditions in Conflict: The Philadelphia City Hall Site Controversy". Pennsylvania History. 57. JSTOR 27773404.
  • Bruce J. Evensen (1993). "'Saving the City's Reputation': Philadelphia's Struggle over Self-Identity, Sabbath-Breaking and Boxing in America's Sesquicentennial Year". Pennsylvania History. 60. JSTOR 27773587.
  • M.S. Gillam & J.B. Toll, ed. (1995). Invisible Philadelphia: Community through voluntary organizations. Philadelphia: Atwater Kent Museum. ISBN 0964107406.
  • Ron Avery (1999), A Concise History of Philadelphia, Philadelphia: Otis Books, ISBN 0-9658825-1-9

Published in the 21st century[edit]

  • David Patrick Geggus, ed. (2001). "Saint-Domingue Refugees of Color in Philadelphia". The Impact of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World. University of South Carolina. ISBN 978-1-57003-416-9.
  • David Levinson, ed. (2004). "Philadelphia". Encyclopedia of Homelessness. Sage Publications. ISBN 978-0-7619-2751-8.
  • David Marley (2005), "United States: Philadelphia", Historic Cities of the Americas, 2, Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO, p. 604+, ISBN 1576070271
  • "Four Square Blocks: Philadelphia", New York Times, October 9, 2013
  • American Cities Project (November 11, 2013). "Philadelphia". America's Big Cities in Volatile Times: City Profiles. Washington, D.C.: Pew Charitable Trusts.
  • Abigail Perkiss, (2014). Making Good Neighbors: Civil Rights, Liberalism, and Integration in Postwar Philadelphia. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.
  • Adams, James H. (2015). Urban Reform and Sexual Vice in Progressive-Era Philadelphia: The Faithful and the Fallen. Lanham, MD: Lexington.

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