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Author Hepp, John Henry

Title The middle-class city : transforming space and time in Philadelphia, 1876-1926 / John Henry Hepp IV
Published Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2003
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 278 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents A revised and enlarged Philadelphia -- I: Late nineteenth-century Philadelphia -- Prelude: I went out to the centennial -- 1. The most traversed city by railways in this country, if not the world -- 2. Such a well-behaved train station -- 3. A pretty friendly sort of place -- 4. A sober paper -- Interlude: Went to willow grove -- II: Early twentieth-century Philadelphia -- The new century: the magnificent metropolis of today -- 5. If dad could not get ... the Evening Bulletin it was practically the end of the world -- 6. We never realized that department stores had an upstairs -- 7. One great big stretch of middle class -- Postlude: Albion and I went to the Sesqui -- The trouble with history
Summary "The classical historical interpretation of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in America sees this period as a political search for order by the middle class, culminating in Progressive Era reforms. In The Middle Class City, John Hepp, examines transformations in everyday middle-class life in Philadelphia between 1876 and 1926 to discover the cultural roots of his search for order. By looking at complex relationships among members of that city's middle class and three largely bourgeois commercial institutions - newspapers, department stores, and railroads - Hepp finds that the men and women of the middle class consistently reordered their world along rational lines."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-273) and index
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Subject Cities and towns -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Growth
City planning -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History
Department stores -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History
Middle class -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History
Newspaper reading -- History
Transportation -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History
Ruimtelijke ordening.
Cities and towns -- Growth.
City planning.
Department stores.
HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / General
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA)
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / New England (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT)
Manners and customs.
Middle class.
Newspaper reading.
Philadelphia (Pa.) -- History
Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Social life and customs
Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.
Philadelphia <Pa.>
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2003041001
ISBN 0812204050