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American Philosophical Society

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Works: 2,801 works in 4,880 publications in 1 language and 50,990 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Catalogs  Personal correspondence  Sources  Archives  Diaries  Maps  Bibliographies 
Roles: Other, Editor, isb, Publisher, Former owner, Responsible party, Honoree, Sponsor, Organizer of meeting, Correspondent, Recipient, Dedicatee
Classifications: Q11, 506
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Transactions of the American Philosophical Society by American Philosophical Society( )

in English and Undetermined and held by 2,301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Held at Philadelphia for promoting useful knowledge."
Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society by American Philosophical Society( )

in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

List of members are included as follows: May 1843, in v. 3; 1743- 1890, in v. 27; lists of surviving members, corrected to 1891, 1893-95, 1898, 1900, 1902, 1904, 1906, 1908, in v. 28, 30-31, 33, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46
The papers of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin( Book )

in English and held by 1,437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The role of providence in the social order : an essay in intellectual history by Jacob Viner( )

5 editions published between 1972 and 1976 in English and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays in this book were originally presented by Professor Viner as the 1966 Jayne Lectures of the American Philosophical Society. The relationship between religious doctrines and economic theory and behavior had long interested Professor Viner, and the conclusions he discussed represented years of thoughtful study. They focus in particular on the way in which providence was used to justify existing economic and social conditions. The author points out that providence favors trade among peoples in order to promote universal brotherhood; providence also creates social inequality because i
The journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition by Lewis and Clark Expedition( Book )

in English and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Corps of Discovery left the vicinity of St. Louis in 1804 to explore the American West, they had only sketchy knowledge of the terrain that they were to cross -- existing maps often contained large blank spaces and wild inaccuracies. William Clark painstakingly mapped every mile of the journey, drawing from both direct observation and from the reports of Indians and a few fur traders. On their return Lewis and Clark directed the execution of new maps detailing with remarkable accuracy the features of the country that they had traversed
Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, Held at Philadelphia, for Promoting Useful Knowledge. : by American Philosophical Society( )

49 editions published between 1771 and 1818 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Franklin and Newton; an inquiry into speculative Newtonian experimental science and Franklin's work in electricity as an example thereof by I. Bernard Cohen( Book )

1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short account of the malignant fever, lately prevalent in Philadelphia by Mathew Carey( )

26 editions published between 1793 and 1796 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The public good : knowledge as the foundation for a democratic society( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On April 27-29, 2007, in Washington, DC, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society held a historical joint meeting: a celebration of Knowledge as the Foundation for a Democratic Society. Members of the National Academies (the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine) joined the American Academy and the Philosophical Society for this two-and-a-half-day meeting. The panel discussions and keynote addresses focused on major issues of the day: The Independence of the Courts; Religion and the Enlightenment; Media and Society; The United States and the Global Economy; Science, Health, and an Aging Society; and Energy Choices and Global Warming
Crucial American elections : symposium presented at the autumn general meeting of the American Philosophical Society, November 10, 1972( Book )

9 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presidential politics- the struggle for the presidency and the privilege of determining national policies- has been the biggest business in the United States since the formation of the national government under the Constitution. It has also been the most decisive, because almost all important questions in our democratic society are finally solved in the political arena, with the President playing a large role in their resolution. However, some presidential elections have surely been more crucial than others. For example, the election of 1796 merely assured the continuation of Federalist policies, while the election of 1800 resulted in the first peaceful transfer of power from one party to another and marked the beginning of an entirely new type of national politics. The election of 1836 resulted in the institutionalization and professionalization of American politics and the emergence of a definite two-party system, which would hereafter characterize the political structure and history of the United States. The election of 1860 led to the secession of the southern states and a long, bloody civil war. The election of 1896 marked the beginning of urban-orientated presidential politics. And in 1936, the voters gave emphatic approval to the New Deal and continuation of Roosevelt's policies, while establishing the Democrats as the majority party for decades to come. This book provides a remarkable overview of American national politics from the early days of the republic to the 1930s
A short account of the solar system, and of comets in general : together with a particular account of the comet that will appear in 1789. by Bartholomew Burges( )

20 editions published in 1789 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Rising people : the founding of the United States, 1765 to 1789 : a celebration from the collections of the American Philosophical Society, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, the Library Company of Philadelphia : [catalogue] by American Philosophical Society( Book )

15 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This catalogue accompanies the exhibit entitled A Rising People, with which the American Philosophical Society, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and the Library Company of Philadelphia are celebrating the American Bicentennial. The catalogue, like the show itself, is addressed to American citizens who wish to both know more about the formation of the American nation in the years from 1765 to 1789 and to see the very books and documents in which the men of that generation recorded their thoughts, decisions, and acts. The catalogue therefore excludes bibliographical data; but it contains commentaries on the significance of individual entries."-- Preface
Atlas of the Lewis & Clark Expedition( )

4 editions published between 1983 and 1999 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Corps of Discovery left the vicinity of St. Louis in 1804 to explore the American West, they had only sketchy knowledge of the terrain that they were to cross -- existing maps often contained large blank spaces and wild inaccuracies. William Clark painstakingly mapped every mile of the journey, drawing from both direct observation and from the reports of Indians and a few fur traders. On their return Lewis and Clark directed the execution of new maps detailing with remarkable accuracy the features of the country that they had traversed
Historic Philadelphia : from the founding until the early nineteenth century : papers dealing with its people and buildings, with an illustrative map by American Philosophical Society( Book )

11 editions published between 1953 and 1973 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Part of old Philadelphia, a map showing historic buildings & sites from the founding until the early nineteenth century, compiled by Grant Miles Simon," fold., in pocket
A catalogue of portraits and other works of art in the possession of the American Philosophical Society by American Philosophical Society( Book )

14 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our China prospects by Symposium on Chinese-American Relations( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three journals of the Lewis & Clark expedition, 1804-1806 : from the collections of the American Philosophical Society( Book )

10 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discourse on the trial by jury : read before the American Philosophical Society, May 1, 1863 by Eli K Price( )

8 editions published in 1863 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discussion of the right to a trial by jury which, as a government institution "... peculiar to British and American jurisprudence, had the germ of its origin in the forests of Germany ..." (p. 5)
 
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The papers of Benjamin Franklin
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The journals of the Lewis and Clark ExpeditionAtlas of the Lewis & Clark ExpeditionThe princess & the patriot : Ekaterina Dashkova, Benjamin Franklin, and the Age of Enlightenment
Alternative Names

controlled identityAmerican Society, Held at Philadelphia, for Promoting Useful Knowledge

A.P.S. (American Philosophical Society)

A.P.S. (i.e. American Philosophical Society)

American Philosophical Society.

American Philosophical Society, Held at Philadelphia, for Promoting Useful Knowledge

American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia

American philosophical society (Philadelphia, Pa.)

American philosophical society Philadelphie, Pa

American Pholosophical Society, Philadelphia

American Society for Promoting and Propagating Useful Knowledge Held in Philadelphia

American Society for Promoting and Propagating Usefull Knowledge Held in Philadelphia.

APS

APS (American Philosophical Society)

APS (i.e. American Philosophical Society)

Philosophical Society

Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for Promoting Useful Knowledge

Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for Promoting Useful Knowledge United States

Philosophical Society United States

Société Philosophique Américaine

Société philosophique de Philadelphie

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