The Best Poor Man's Country: Early Southeastern Pennsylvania

Lemon, James T

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The role of cultural backgrounds is important in this study of the development of early southeastern Pennsylvania, and as important is the interplay of people with the land. Lemon discusses the settlement of the land by western Europeans; the geographical and social mobility of the people; territorial organizations of farmlands, towns, and counties; and regional variations in land use, especially farming practices. Paperback. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002. 295 pages.