Digging in the City of Brotherly Love : stories from Philadelphia archaeology /

Beneath the modern city of Philadelphia lie countless clues to its history and the lives of residents long forgotten. This intriguing book explores eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Philadelphia through the findings of archaeological excavations, sharing with readers the excitement of digging into...

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Author / Creator: Yamin, Rebecca, 1942-
Format: eBook Electronic
Imprint: New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, ©2008.
Online Access:Click here for full text at JSTOR
Table of Contents:
  • Beneath the symbolic surface
  • Hudson's Square: the middle block of Independence Mall
  • An icon and an icehouse: the first block of Independence Mall
  • Artisans in a changing world
  • "We the people": the free Black community, Native Americans, and the celebration of the Constitution
  • Life and death in the nineteenth-century city
  • On the waterfront
  • An archaeological walk in the eighteenth-century city
  • An archaeological walk through nineteenth-century neighborhoods
  • The legacy of William Penn and the power of the past.