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Urban Growth in America: Philadelphia, 1774-1930 (ICPSR 56)

Published: Mar 25, 2008

Principal Investigator(s):
Sam Bass Warner

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This study contains aggregate economic, political, and social data for the city of Philadelphia in the period 1774-1930. Data are provided for occupational categories in 1774 and 1860 (Parts 1 and 3), the place of birth of the city inhabitants in 1860 (File 2), and for workers aged 10 and over in 1930, tabulated by ward and industry group (Part 4).

Warner, Sam Bass. Urban Growth in America: Philadelphia, 1774-1930. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-03-25.

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1774 -- 1930

Users should consult Sam Bass Warner, Jr., THE PRIVATE CITY: PHILADELPHIA IN THREE PERIODS OF ITS GROWTH, for additional information about the data.

The city of Philadelphia in the period 1774-1930.

Philadelphia city directories and tax lists, and census returns for the years 1770-1780, 1830-1860, and 1920-1930

census/enumeration data, and aggregate data




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