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Historical Society of Pennsylvania

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Works: 255 works in 649 publications in 1 language and 14,264 library holdings
Genres: History  Periodicals  Catalogs  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Bibliography  Exhibition catalogs  Sources  Personal narratives  Treaties  Union lists (Library catalogs) 
Roles: Other
Classifications: F146, 974.8005
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The Pennsylvania magazine of history and biography by PA) Historical Society of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia ( )
in English and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pennsylvania and the Federal Constitution, 1787-1788 by Historical Society of Pennsylvania ( Book )
17 editions published between 1888 and 2011 in English and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In their preface editors McMaster and Stone state that the "object of this book is to show the circumstances under which the Federal Constitution was ratified by Pennsylvania. She was the first of the large states to accept the plan that gave the states having a small population an equal representation in the Senate with the others, and her prompt action influenced the result." They note that "had this action been less prompt,... it would in all probability have caused the rejection of the Constitution." Using a wealth of primary documents, including the official proceedings and debates of the Assembly and the Convention, along with essays, squibs (short satirical news items), editorials, letters, speeches, and articles about the debates in Pennsylvania's ratifying convention, McMaster and Stone present both Federalist and Anti-Federalist viewpoints. In addition, they provide brief, noninterpretive editorial comments to give historical context to the discussion and include concise biographical sketches of key Pennsylvania figures during this crucial period of the American founding, such as Benjamin Franklin, Gouverneur Morris, Benjamin Rush, and James Wilson. McMaster and Stone point out that, twenty hours after the Continental Congress had submitted the new Constitution to the states, as a replacement for the Articles of Confederation, the Assembly of Pennsylvania called a convention to debate the proposed Constitution and to ratify or reject it. The passionate debate in favor of and against continued until Washington's oath of office as the first President of the United States
Memoirs of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania by Historical Society of Pennsylvania ( )
in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Charlemagne Tower collection of American colonial laws by Charlemagne Tower ( Book )
13 editions published between 1890 and 1990 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pennsylvania legacies ( )
in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Afro-Americana, 1553-1906: author catalog of the Library Company of Philadelphia and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania by Library Company of Philadelphia ( Book )
10 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Expanded, second edition of the 1973 bibliography documenting holdings of the Library Company of Philadelphia and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, based on the exhibition 'Negro History: 1553-1903.' Annotates almost 20,000 printed works and manuscripts, including more than 2500 new entries"--Provided by publisher
History of the Ordinance of 1787 by Edward Coles ( )
7 editions published in 1856 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Joseph Richardson and family, Philadelphia silversmiths by Martha Gandy Fales ( Book )
1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Guide to the manuscript collections of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania by Historical Records Survey of Pennsylvania ( Book )
8 editions published between 1940 and 1949 in English and Undetermined and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The history of Mason and Dixon's line contained in an address by John H. B Latrobe ( )
4 editions published in 1855 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The history of Mason and Dixon's line contained in an address, delivered by John H.B. Latrobe ... before the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, November 8, 1854 by John H. B Latrobe ( Book )
8 editions published between 1855 and 1882 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Indian treaties printed by Benjamin Franklin, 1736-1762 by Carl Van Doren ( Book )
4 editions published between 1938 and 1978 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The journal of Lieut. William Feltman, of the First Pennsylvania regiment, 1781-82 Including the march into Virginia and the siege of Yorktown by William Feltman ( Book )
3 editions published in 1853 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The history of an expedition against Fort Du Quesne, in 1755 under Major-General Edward Braddock by Winthrop Sargent ( Book )
5 editions published between 1854 and 1855 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rembrandt Peale, 1778-1860, a life in the arts : an exhibition at The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, February 22, 1985 to June 28, 1985 by Carol Eaton Hevner ( Book )
5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Historical Society of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)
Historical Society of the State of Pennsylvania
HSP
HSP Abkuerzung
Pennsylvania. Historical Society
Pensylvánie. Historical Society
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