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Germantown and Its Founders Paperback – January 1, 2007

Very minor shelf wear. Clean and tight pages. Nice copy!

20 pages


The Germantown section of Phila. celebrated its 300 ann y. in 1983 by commemorating the spirit & accomplishments of the 13 families from Crefeld who planted this first permanent German settlement in the New World. Their little town welcomed French Huguenots, English Quakers, Swedes, Moravians, Blacks & Lutherans; shopkeepers, weavers, shoemakers, cabinetmakers, millers, farmers, young, old, rich, & poor, so that by 1800 the community was an urban village. This diversity accelerated in the 19th cent. when trains & streetcars connected the rural town with center city Phila. Commercial develop. & the construction of large apt. houses in the 20th cent. have made Germantown an urbanized section of Phila. Illustrations. Reprint of 1983 edition.

Germantown and Its Founders Paperback – January 1, 2007

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