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Historical Society of Pennsylvania

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Works: 1,498 works in 2,761 publications in 1 language and 28,649 library holdings
Genres: History  Periodicals  Catalogs  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Bibliography  Exhibition catalogs  Personal narratives  Treaties  Sources  Biography 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor, isb, Former owner
Classifications: F146, 974.8005
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The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography by PA) Historical Society of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia( )

in English and held by 1,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pennsylvania legacies : the newsmagazine of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania( )

in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pennsylvania and the Federal Constitution, 1787-1788 by Historical Society of Pennsylvania( Book )

20 editions published between 1888 and 2013 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In their preface editors McMaster and Stone state that the "object of this book is to show the circumstances under which the Federal Constitution was ratified by Pennsylvania. She was the first of the large states to accept the plan that gave the states having a small population an equal representation in the Senate with the others, and her prompt action influenced the result." They note that "had this action been less prompt ... it would in all probability have caused the rejection of the Constitution." Using a wealth of primary documents, including the official proceedings and debates of the Assembly and the Convention, along with essays, squibs (short satirical news items), editorials, letters, speeches, and articles about the debates in Pennsylvania's ratifying convention, McMaster and Stone present both Federalist and Anti-Federalist viewpoints. In addition, they provide brief, noninterpretive editorial comments to give historical context to the discussion and include concise biographical sketches of key Pennsylvania figures during this crucial period of the American founding, such as Benjamin Franklin, Gouverneur Morris, Benjamin Rush, and James Wilson. McMaster and Stone point out that, twenty hours after the Continental Congress had submitted the new Constitution to the states, as a replacement for the Articles of Confederation, the Assembly of Pennsylvania called a convention to debate the proposed Constitution and to ratify or reject it. The passionate debate in favor of and against continued until Washington's oath of office as the first President of the United States
Joseph Richardson and family, Philadelphia silversmiths by Martha Gandy Fales( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history and a genealogy of the descendants of Francis Richardson born 25 Nov 1681 in New York. He married Elizabeth Growden on the 18 Apr 1705. They had six children. He died in 1729. He was a silversmith in Philadelphia. Three generations of Richardson were silversmiths in Philadelphia in the 18th century
The Charlemagne Tower collection of American colonial laws by Charlemagne Tower( Book )

16 editions published between 1890 and 1990 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of Mason and Dixon's line : contained in an address, delivered by John H.B. Latrobe ... before the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, November 8, 1854 by John H. B Latrobe( Book )

12 editions published between 1855 and 1970 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the demarcation of the boundary between Maryland and Pennsylvania that became the dividing line between free and slave states. Latrobe was a lawyer, inventor, and speaker; he was also president of the American Colonization Society (1853-90), founder of the Maryland Historical Society, and a central figure in the movement to colonize the Republic of Liberia
Afro-Americana, 1553-1906: author catalog of the Library Company of Philadelphia and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania by Library Company of Philadelphia( Book )

7 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American education, 1622-1860 : printed works in the collections of the American Philosophical Society, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, the Library Company of Philadelphia by Cornelia S King( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indian treaties printed by Benjamin Franklin, 1736-1762 by Carl Van Doren( Book )

4 editions published between 1938 and 1978 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guide to the manuscript collections of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania by Historical Records Survey of Pennsylvania( Book )

5 editions published in 1949 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Records generally cover Philadelphia and Pennsylvania unless otherwise indicated
The history of an expedition against Fort Du Quesne, in 1755 under Major-General Edward Braddock by Winthrop Sargent( Book )

5 editions published between 1854 and 1855 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the Ordinance of 1787 by Edward Coles( Book )

9 editions published in 1856 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The journal of Lieut. William Feltman, of the First Pennsylvania regiment, 1781-82 : Including the march into Virginia and the siege of Yorktown by William Feltman( Book )

5 editions published in 1853 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chambersburg in the colony and the Revolution : a sketch by Lewis Hector Garrard( Book )

10 editions published between 1856 and 2000 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A commemorative address : delivered at the hall of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, November 10, 1884, on John William Wallace, LL. D., late president of the Society by Henry Flanders( Book )

8 editions published in 1884 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical map of Pennsylvania. Showing the Indian names of streams, and villages, and paths of travel; the sites of old forts and battle-fields; the successive purchases from the Indians; and the names and dates of counties and county towns; with tables of forts and proprietary manors by Historical Society of Pennsylvania( Book )

6 editions published between 1875 and 1984 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows the Indian names of streams, and villages, and paths of travel; the sites of old forts and battlefields; the successive purchase from the Indians; and the names and dates of counties and county towns; with tables of forts and proprietary manors
Calvert and Penn : or the growth of civil and religious liberty in America, as disclosed in the planting of Maryland and Pennsylvania by Brantz Mayer( Book )

9 editions published between 1852 and 1980 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bulletin of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania by Historical Society of Pennsylvania( )

in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Pennsylvania and the Federal Constitution, 1787-1788
Alternative Names
Historical Society of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)

Historical Society of the State of Pennsylvania

HSP

Pennsylvania Historical Society

Pensylvánie Historical Society

フィラデルフィア歴史協会

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English (262)

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