The Philadelawareans, and Other Essays Relating to Delaware

Portada
University of Delaware Press, 2004 - 305 páginas
This volume presents a varied sampling of the author's writings from the past sixty years, along with some previously unpublished materials. It begins with a long prologue that the author calls a literary autobiography, and this story is continued and amplified in introductory notes that accompany each of the following items. the relationship between Delaware and the city of Philadelphia. This theme reappears in many guises in the background of other items as, for example, in a summary of New Castle's history, in an investigation of an experiment in nonresident representation in Congress, and in explanation of the unique importance of an early Wilmington collector of customs. In the last essay, previously unpublished, the relationship is personalized in a reminiscence contributing to the autobiographical theme with which the book began. at the University of Delaware.
 

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Preface
9
Acknowledgments
11
A Literary Autobiography
13
The Philadelawareans A Study in the Relations between Philadelphia and Delaware in the Late Eighteenth Century
29
The Eve of the Revolution
52
The New Castle Tercentenary
70
Nonresident Representation in the Continental Congress The Delaware Delegation of 1782
87
The Ins and Outs of Politics Early NineteenthCentury Delaware
113
Separation Day
177
The Old Collector Allen McLane
181
Reflections on Delaware and the American Revolution
219
Church versus State The Early Struggle for Control of Delaware College
233
The First Map of Delaware after Statehood
245
Delaware and the Constitution An Overview of Events Leading to Ratification
250
A Parson in Politics The Expulsion of John C Brush from the Delaware General Assembly in 1801
268
Three NineteenthCentury Immigrants
283

The Delaware Physician of 1800
123
The Negro in Delaware
135
Eight Newspaper Columns
152
Delaware as an Antique
173
The Trip to Philadelphia
294
Index
300
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