Monday, June 21, 2010

Five Books That Taught Mo a Thing or Two about Philadelphia

I have now been living in Philadelphia for almost two years. When I move to a new place I like to study its history. Here are some of the books on the topic of Philadelphia history that I have consulted and enjoyed.

Forgotten Philadelphia: Lost Architecture of the Quaker City
by Thomas H. Keels (Temple University Press, $40.00)

Digging in the City of Brotherly Love: Stories from Philadelphia Archaeology
by Rebecca Yamin
(Yale University Press, $35.00)

Up South: Civil Rights and Black Power in Philadelphia
by Matthew Countryman
(University of Pennsylvania Press, $22.50)

Sweet Land of Liberty: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the North
by Thomas Sugrue
(Random House, $20.00)

Henry's Freedom Box by Ellen Levine (Scholastic, $16.99)

June 2010, Mo Speller


The Serotonin Factory said...

More people should do that when they move someplace. :)

meenal said...

I know Rebecca Yamin from the Weavers Way Environment Committee. Maybe she can be invited to do a book reading!