Briefly summarize some of the key developments in Philadelphia during 1800-1825 period:  

Philadelphia History

1. Pick one of the two chapters listed and briefly summarize some of the key developments in Philadelphia during this period:  Richardson, “The Athens of America, 1800-1825,” and Wainwright, “The Age of Nicholas Biddle, 1825-1841” in Philadelphia: A 300-Year History

 

2. Read Geffen, “Industrial Development and Social Crisis, 1841-1854″  in Philadelphia: A 300-Year History and briefly comment on one development in Philadelphia during this time.

 

3. Pick one document from Major Problems in American Immigration and Ethnic History, Ch. 5 “Nativism and Becoming American at Midcentury, 1830-1860” and briefly comment on what you found interesting or significant.

 

4. Pick either Weigley, “The Border City in Civil War, 1854-1865” or Beers, “The Centennial City, 1865-1876” in Philadelphia: A 300-Year History and briefly summarize some of the key developments in the city during this time.

 

5. Read  Burt and Davies, “The Iron Age, 1876-1905” and briefly comment on some of the developments in Philadelphia during this time.

 

6. This is a brief writing assignment based on the reading for our next class: Tinkcom, “Depression and War, 1929-1946,” Clark, “Rally and Relapse, 1946-1968” in Philadelphia: A 300-Year History. Pick one of the two chapters and briefly summarize some of the key developments in Philadelphia during this time.

 

7. Read  Wolf, “The Bicentennial City, 1968-1982” and briefly comment on some of the developments in Philadelphia during this time.