American History: Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform 1493-1859
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American History: Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform 1493-1859

This unique collection documents American History from the earliest settlers…It is sourced from the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the finest archives available for the study of American History. This Module has three major sub-collections:  Henry Knox Papers -This is a crucial collection of documents that sheds light on the revolutionary era and the beginnings … Continue reading

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Sites Unseen, new ebook on Philadelphia toxic sites

Today’s Philadelphia Inquirer article, “Could a toxic site be on your Philly block?”, reports on a new book, Sites Unseen : uncovering hidden hazards in American cities / Scott Frickel and James R Elliott (Russell Sage Foundation, 2018). Sites Unseen, available to Penn readers as a JSTOR ebook and in print (although you may need … Continue reading

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Philadelphia beverage tax studied in new NBER working papers

Two recent working papers from the National Bureau of Economic Research report on Philadelphia’s beverage tax. This tax, implemented in January 2017, added $0.015 per ounce to the price of sweetened beverages in Philadelphia. The beverage tax is levied on distributors, not retail vendors; it is levied on both regular (caloric) and diet (noncaloric) sweetened … Continue reading

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Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, Cornell, and Toronto university press ebooks

The Penn Libraries have joined an ebooks pilot program bringing the 2018 frontlist titles from Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, and Cornell University Presses, and the University of Toronto Press to Penn readers. This pilot program, hosted by De Gruyter, ebook publisher for the five university presses, is projected to contain 830 titles when completed. These titles … Continue reading

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The classic 50-volume Ethnographic Survey of Africa now out as ebooks

Online access to the 50-volume Ethnographic Survey of Africa is now available to Penn readers. Conceived by the International African Institute as a collection of separate, self-contained works, each volume described one particular African population group or a regional cluster of groups. The works were published between 1950 and 1977 and were written by ethnographers … Continue reading

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Records of the Children’s Bureau, 1912-1969, online from ProQuest History Vault

Records of the Children’s Bureau, 1912-1969, the administrative files of the U.S. Children’s Bureau are an important collection of primary material for the study of the family and the health and wellbeing of children in the twentieth century, now available to Penn readers on ProQuest’s History Vault platform. Materials in this online collection, from the … Continue reading