This volume presents a varied sampling of the author's writings from the past sixty years, along with some previously unpublished materials.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 In the last essay, previously unpublished, the relationship is personalized in a reminiscence contributing to the autobiographical theme with which the book began.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.The family relationships of Delawareans were so important that the historian must be something of a genealogist to understand all the possible friendly and unfriendly coalitions that kinship might generate. The representatives elected toanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Philadelawareans, and Other Essays Relating to Delaware|
|Author||:||John A. Munroe|
|Publisher||:||University of Delaware Press - 2004|