The Middle-Class City

"Hepp examines areas of everyday living as opposed to the more traditional studies of politics, focusing on transportation, newspapers, department stores, and parks."—Choice

The Middle-Class City
Transforming Space and Time in Philadelphia, 1876-1926

John Henry Hepp, IV

2003 | 288 pages | Cloth $49.95
American History
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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: A Revised and Enlarged Philadelphia

PART 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

PART 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

Conclusion: The Trouble with History

Appendix
Notes
Bibliography
Index