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University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205)
Andrew Edward Hershberger (Project Director: January 1977 to present)

Work and Differential Opportunity in an Industrializing City: Philadelphia in the Nineteenth Century

To deepen our understanding of the micro-level workings and consequences of urbanization and industrialization by converting to machine-readable form a vast body of historical information describing the 2.5 million persons who lived in Philadelphia in 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880 as well as the city's housing, businesses and transportation facilities. The two focusing topics of study for which funding is requested are: "The Nature of Work" and "Special Group Experiences."

Project fields:
U.S. History

Reference Materials

Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$120,000 (approved)
$120,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1977 – 6/30/1978