For the first time ever, this series details all changes in the boundaries and areas of the more than 3,000 U.S. counties, from colonial times to the 1990s. Each volume provides valuable information for historians, genealogists, geographers, political scientists, and anyone researching any county in the country.
The Atlas of Pennsylvania is a visual cornucopia of five-color maps, photographs, satellite imagery, oblique air and high-altitude photos, wildlife drawings, reproductions of old maps, helpful charts, graphs, and diagrams, and detailed tables. Pennsylvania''s natural environment, its resources, peoples, economy, history, recreational and cultural activities, and its rural and urban communities are clearly and attractively presented and interpreted by experts from all over the state.
The culture and economy of Pennsylvania have been developing for more than 300 years. As a consequence, human activities have evolved from those based on primary occupations in the eighteenth century to the manufacturing economy of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries to the tertiary functions of the late twentieth century. With each major change in economic structure the geographic patterns also changed. The Geography of Pennsylvania charts those changes and provides a spatial analysis of each key geographic function taking place in the state. This book will be an indispensable reference for those who want to understand the factors that shaped Pennsylvania into the dynamic society it is today.
Provides lists of state officials, biographical sketches of legislators, lists of post offices, newspapers, county officials, elections results and more. Continued by the Pennsylvania Manual, 1923-present.