... as well as religion.45 This text will focus particularly on the city of Philadelphia. Quickly exited off the historiographic stage after the revolutionary era, Philadelphia has long been neglected, certainly in comparison to New ...
Author: Rodney Hessinger
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Seduced, Abandoned, and Reborn exposes the fears expressed by elders about young people in the early American republic. Those authors, educators, and moral reformers who aspired to guide youth into respectable stations perceived new dangers in the decades following independence. Battling a range of seducers in the burgeoning marketplace of early America, from corrupt peers to licentious prostitutes, from pornographic authors to firebrand preachers, these self-proclaimed moral guardians crafted advice and institutions for youth, hoping to guide them safely away from harm and toward success. By penning didactic novels and advice books while building reform institutions and colleges, they sought to lead youth into dutiful behavior. But, thrust into the market themselves, these moral guides were forced to compromise their messages to find a popular audience. Nonetheless, their calls for order did have lasting impact. In urban centers in the Northeast, middle-class Americans became increasingly committed to their notions of chastity, piety, and hard work. Focusing on popular publications and large urban centers, Hessinger draws a portrait of deeply troubled reformers, men and women, who worried incessantly about the vulnerability of youth to the perils of prostitution, promiscuity, misbehavior, and revolt. Benefiting from new insights in cultural history, Seduced, Abandoned, and Reborn looks at the way the categories of gender, age, and class took rhetorical shape in the early republic. In trying to steer young adults away from danger, these advisors created values that came to define the emerging middle class of urban America.
This occurred just before the British abandoned Philadelphia . The paper of June 25th , No. 497 , contains a long list of names attainted of high treason ; that is to say , Tories gone off with the British .
Auburn , Philadelphia to Jamaica , abandoned at sea in a sinki condition . Mary Schmidt , Liverpool , N. S. , from Trinidad , experienced heavy gales , short of provisions . SCHOONERS . Emily Fowler , went ashore on Pleasant Island ...
1778 ] PHILADELPHIA ABANDONED . ... In accordance with his instructions from home , Clinton took steps to abandon Philadelphia , the possession of which had been effected with such a cost of time , treasure , and of loss of life in the ...
Author: National Electric Light AssociationPublish On: 1888
The parent company cannot afford to say to the Philadelphia company , “ we will break this contract , you can go . ... When the parent company abandons Philadelphia , they will simply say they abandoned Philadelphia because they could ...
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Banking and Currency. Subcommittee on Housing and Urban AffairsPublish On: 1970
This program has since produced more than 3,000 rehabilitated units in more than 3,600 previously vacant and abandoned structures in Philadelphia . The City has also maintained a large and increasingly stiffened code enforcement program ...
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Banking and Currency. Subcommittee on Housing and Urban Affairs
By 20 November , Howe had forced the Continentals to abandon Fort Mifflin and Fort Mercer which overlooked the Delaware south of Philadelphia . Gates , the " hero " of Saratoga , was waiting in the wings to take over should Washington ...
But when it comes to a fascination about American history, Philadelphia's long list of abandoned sites has proven a mecca to its committed urban explorers. The locations in this book were not necessarily selected for their individual ...
Author: J.P. Webster
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
The ruins of Philadelphia's grandest structures show the city's dramatic evolution. Smoke no longer spews from the Philadelphia Electric Company's hulking riverside power plants. Nature long ago reclaimed the rusted steel bones of the Frankford Arsenal. Graffiti artists tag the Beury Building, while Philadelphia's Gilded Age elite rest beneath the weeds of the forgotten Mount Moriah Cemetery. Such sites mark three centuries of progress and destruction in William Penn's "Holy Experiment." Through deep research and his stunning photography, J.P. Webster documents the slow decay caused by neglect and the passage of time in Philadelphia's factories, military sites, schools, cemeteries and more. Discover a bygone American era through Philadelphia's vanishing cityscape.
On a movement of the British up the right bank of the Schuylkill , Washington , fearing for the safety of his extensive magazines and military stores deposited at Reading , abandoned Philadelphia , and took post at Pottsgrove .