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The Resource Engineering Philadelphia : the Sellers family and the industrial metropolis, Domenic Vitiello

Engineering Philadelphia : the Sellers family and the industrial metropolis, Domenic Vitiello

Label
Engineering Philadelphia : the Sellers family and the industrial metropolis
Title
Engineering Philadelphia
Title remainder
the Sellers family and the industrial metropolis
Statement of responsibility
Domenic Vitiello
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Sellers brothers, Samuel and George, came to North America in 1682 as part of the Quaker migration to William Penn's new province on the shores of the Delaware River. Across more than two centuries, the Sellers family--especially Samuel's descendants Nathan, Escol, Coleman, and William--rose to prominence as manufacturers, engineers, social reformers, and urban and suburban developers, transforming Philadelphia into a center of industry and culture. They led a host of civic institutions including the Franklin Institute, Abolition Society, and University of Pennsylvania. At the same time, their vast network of relatives and associates became a leading force in the rise of American industry in Ohio, Georgia, Tennessee, New York, and elsewhere. Engineering Philadelphia is a sweeping account of enterprise and ingenuity, economic development and urban planning, and the rise and fall of Philadelphia as an industrial metropolis. Domenic Vitiello tells the story of the influential Sellers family, placing their experiences in the broader context of industrialization and urbanization in the United States from the colonial era through World War II. The story of the Sellers family illustrates how family and business networks shaped the social, financial, and technological processes of industrial capitalism. As Vitiello documents, the Sellers family and their network profoundly influenced corporate and federal technology policy, manufacturing practice, infrastructure and building construction, and metropolitan development. Vitiello also links the family's declining fortunes to the deindustrialization of Philadelphia--and the nation--over the course of the twentieth century
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Cataloging source
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Vitiello, Domenic
Dewey number
974.8/11
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
F158.44
LC item number
.V64 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sellers family
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
  • Manufactures
  • Industrialization
  • Urbanization
  • Deindustrialization
  • Sellers family
  • Sellers family
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Deindustrialization
  • Economic history
  • Industrialization
  • Manufactures
  • Urbanization
  • Pennsylvania
Label
Engineering Philadelphia : the Sellers family and the industrial metropolis, Domenic Vitiello
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Manufacturing metropolitan development -- Migration strategies and industrial frontiers -- Rationalizing the factory and city -- Progressive economic development -- Empires of steel -- Building the scientific city -- Roots of decline
Control code
865508821
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 267 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801469749
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.7591/9780801469749
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt31mn3r
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)865508821
Label
Engineering Philadelphia : the Sellers family and the industrial metropolis, Domenic Vitiello
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Manufacturing metropolitan development -- Migration strategies and industrial frontiers -- Rationalizing the factory and city -- Progressive economic development -- Empires of steel -- Building the scientific city -- Roots of decline
Control code
865508821
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 267 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801469749
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.7591/9780801469749
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt31mn3r
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)865508821

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