First City: Philadelphia And The Forging Of Historical Memory by Gary B. NashFirst City: Philadelphia And The Forging Of Historical Memory by Gary B. Nash

First City: Philadelphia And The Forging Of Historical Memory

byGary B. Nash

Paperback | February 28, 2006

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With its rich foundation stories, Philadelphia may be the most important city in America's collective memory. By the middle of the eighteenth century William Penn's "greene countrie town" was, after London, the largest city in the British Empire. The two most important documents in the history of the United States, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, were drafted and signed in Philadelphia. The city served off and on as the official capital of the young country until 1800, and was also the site of the first American university, hospital, medical college, bank, paper mill, zoo, sugar refinery, public school, and government mint. In
Title:First City: Philadelphia And The Forging Of Historical MemoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:385 pages, 9.98 × 7.08 × 1.1 inPublished:February 28, 2006Publisher:University Of Pennsylvania PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0812219422

ISBN - 13:9780812219425

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"A synthetic history of what is arguably the nation's most historically conscious city. . . . It represents well the tensions and opportunities that await writers seeking to push the craft of history to a new level of self-awareness and creativity."--