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Philadelphia Stories

Philadelphia Stories chronicles the rich lives of twelve of its citizens—men and women, Black and white Americans, immigrants and native born—to explore the city's people and places from the colonial era to the years before the Civil War.

Philadelphia Stories
People and Their Places in Early America

C. Dallett Hemphill. Edited by Rodney Hessinger and Daniel K. Richter

2021 | 392 pages | Cloth $34.95
American History
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Table of Contents


Daniel K. Richter

Introduction. Places and People
Completed by Rodney Hessinger

Part I. For the Love of God: Three Colonial Men of Faith

Daniel K. Richter

Chapter 1. Anthony Benezet
Completed by Jean R. Soderlund

Chapter 2. Henry Muhlenberg
Completed by Lisa Minardi

Chapter 3. William White
Completed by Sarah Barringer Gordon

Part II. Declaring Independence: Three Revolutionary Wives

C. Dallett Hemphill

Chapter 4. Grace Growden Galloway
Completed by Judith L. Van Buskirk

Chapter 5. Anne Shippen Livingston
Completed by Susan Branson

Chapter 6. Deborah Norris Logan
Completed by Rodney Hessinger

Part III. Striving to Succeed: Three "Self-Made Men" in the New Nation

Rodney Hessinger

Chapter 7. Charles Willson Peale
Completed by Nenette Luarca-Shoaf

Chapter 8. Stephen Girard
Completed by Brenna O'Rourke Holland

Chapter 9. Joseph Hemphill
Completed by Sarah K. Rodriguez

Part IV. Pursuing an Inclusive America: Three Aspiring Antebellum Lives

Rodney Hessinger

Chapter 10. Francis Johnson
Completed by Richard S. Newman

Chapter 11. Sarah Thorn Tyndale
Completed by Susan E. Klepp

Chapter 12. William Darrah Kelley
Completed by Andrew Shankman


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