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Engineering Philadelphia : the Sellers family and the industrial metropolis

Author: Domenic Vitiello
Publisher: Ithaca, New York : Cornell University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Sellers brothers, Samuel and George, came to North America in 1682 as part of the Quaker migration to William Penn’s new province on the shores of the Delaware River. Across more than two centuries, the Sellers family—especially Samuel’s descendants Nathan, Escol, Coleman, and William—rose to prominence as manufacturers, engineers, social reformers, and urban and suburban developers, transforming Philadelphia  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Vitiello, Domenic.
AEngineering Philadelphia.
Ithaca, New York : Cornell University Press, 2013.
xiv, 267 pages
(DLC) 2013012347
Named Person: Sellers family.; Sellers family.
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Domenic Vitiello
ISBN: 9780801469749 0801469740
OCLC Number: 961552478
Description: 1 online resource (284 pages)
Contents: Manufacturing metropolitan development --
Migration strategies and industrial frontiers --
Rationalizing the factory and city --
Progressive economic development --
Empires of steel --
Building the scientific city --
Roots of decline.
Responsibility: Domenic Vitiello.

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Asweeping account of enterprise and ingenuity, economic development and urban planning, and the rise and fall of Philadelphia as an industrial metropolis, focusing on the influential Sellers family.  Read more...

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