Whisker, James B. 1997 0-7734-8524-4 208 pages This series incorporates study of the legislative debate and action, various enactments, attempts to supply equipage, and action in war and peace. It utilizes original source material, primarily state archives, newspapers, and collections of historical societies.
Volume I: Introduction to the American Colonial Militia
Nelson, H. Viscount 2006 0-7734-5754-2 386 pages This book analyzes the role black leaders in Philadelphia played in addressing problems caused by the Great Depression. The historical significance of Philadelphia as a refuge from slavery, the unique relationship between blacks and whites, and the creativity and penchant for leadership displayed by Philadelphians, made the “Quaker City” an excellent backdrop for study. Since colonial times, black Philadelphians established the standards and norms of leadership emulated by African Americans of prominence. While Philadelphia serves as the primary locale of the study, the roles played by African American leaders residing in cities throughout the United States also received attention. Chapters on the economic crisis as it related to housing, politics, education, the local NAACP, and black institutional life offer insight in to the problems and problem-solving expertise of sable spokespersons in Philadelphia. Class versus racial issues provided an ancillary theme of the book. Black leaders had to decide whether the dedication toward racial amelioration exceeded concerns harbored by the black bourgeoisie. Indeed, the motives of contemporary black spokespersons may be gleaned from the actions and decisions made by Philadelphia’s black leadership during the depression era. This work should appeal to high school and college students and anyone interested in history, sociology, and psychology.
Wilson, Agnes Jackson 2005 0-7734-6331-3 208 pages This book tells the story of Rev. James Renwick Jackson (1905–1953), who rose from humble beginnings in Philadelphia to become one of the leading Presbyterian ministers in the United States in the 1940s and 1950s. Though his life was cut short by cancer, Rev. Jackson inspired thousands of members of three churches in Philadelphia, Tyrone and Erie, PA. Rev. Jackson rebuilt the First Presbyterian Church of Erie after a devastating fire in 1944, and even after he had fallen ill, he was determined to comfort and serve members of his congregation.
Rev. Jackson is also part of a remarkable family. Three of his brothers became Presbyterian ministers, and nine members of the next generation entered the ministry. Rev. Jackson’s brothers and children appear throughout the narrative of his life, and an epilogue summarizes the work of the family since his death. Four of Rev. Jackson’s sermons are also included in this book. Written by his daughter and drawing on rare primary documents, this book is not only an inspirational biography, it also contains a great deal of practical advice on about building a ministry.
Dixon, Melanye White 2011 0-7734-1592-0 244 pages This publication documents the work of pioneering ballet pedagogue Marion D. Cuyjet and presents a historical and descriptive study of her teaching career and school within its sociocultural context.
Whisker, James B. 1995 0-7734-8966-5 372 pages Using mainly original sources (U.S. Census, tax lists, advertisements, family records, etc.) this volume details the clock- and watchmakers in the Province of and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania between 1660 and 1900. This volume covers, by a large margin, more on the tradesmen than anything else yet published on the subject.
Pitcher, Edward William 2001 0-7734-7326-2 160 pages The journal's purpose was to present information and correspondence about "significant" events and cultural activities that were relevant to the Colonies and not to Europe.
Whisker, James B. 1993 0-7734-9262-3 336 pages Cottage industry pottery making was an important trade in the Province of Pennsylvania from the earliest years onward. Potters produced table ware, storage jars, porcelain ware, lamps, pitchers, and other useful and decorative art. Using mainly original sources (U.S. Census, tax lists, advertisements, family records, etc.) this is a book about the men and women who made pottery in the Province of and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania between 1660 and 1900.
Whisker, James B. 1993 0-7734-9260-7 332 pages This treatise provides a checklist of the tradesmen who worked in the mediums of gold, silver and pewter from the earliest days through 1900 in Pennsylvania. Also offers an overview of the general relationship between established tradesmen and their apprentices and servants. Utilizes original source materials.
Whisker, James B. 1993 0-7734-9258-5 236 pages This treatise provides a checklist of the tradesmen who worked in the mediums of brass, copper and tin from the earliest days through 1900 in Pennsylvania. Also offers an overview of the general relationship between established tradesmen and their apprentices and servants. Utilizes original source materials.
Yaklich, Richard E. 2017 1-4955-0584-7 196 pages This work provides detailed annotations of Eugene Ormandy's scores with regard to his extensive alterations, particularly his modifications to orchestration, significant adaptations to dynamics, cuts and specific bowings. The goal is to give a glimpse into the making of "The Philadelphia Sound," or more appropriately, the "Ormandy Sound."
Durland, William 2000 0-7734-7698-9 308 pages This study alerts American citizens to the danger of the demise of American government, as it was conceived by the founders and framers. The books traces the rise of the American nation and its unique governmental creation – a delicate balance of republicanism, democracy, federalism and constitutionalism. It examines William Penn’s attempt to establish a “Holy Experiment” an utopian yet practical government, and then the new constititution which James Madison called the “American Experiment”. The book follows the daily steps of the deliberations and conversations of the participants in the Constitutional Convention of 1787. The study culminates in an examination of the third attempt at confederacy in American and new efforts to replace national government with a controlling global economy.