Corrupt & Contented, 100 Years Later

It’s my delightful privilege to be spending this summer in the Rare Book Library at Penn. I’m turning the aged pages of Philadelphia newspapers from the 1850s for a book on the 1854 consolidation of the city and county of Philadelphia. My goal is to learn how Philadelphia was able to unite around the idea of consolidation and elect a delegation to the state legislature at the end of 1853 devoted to making it happen…READ MORE


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