New Philadelphia : An Archaeology of Race in the Heartland / Paul Shackel.
- Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, 
1 online resource (240 pages)
- Community life -- History -- Illinois -- New Philadelphia.
Community life -- Illinois -- New Philadelphia -- History.
Cultural pluralism -- History -- Illinois -- New Philadelphia.
Cultural pluralism -- Illinois -- New Philadelphia -- History.
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Illinois -- New Philadelphia.
- In English.
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- New Philadelphia, Illinois, was founded in 1836 by Frank McWorter, a Kentucky slave who purchased his own freedom and then acquired land on the prairie for establishing a new-and integrated-community. McWorter sold property to other freed slaves and to whites, and used the proceeds to buy his family out of slavery. The town population reached 160, but declined when the railroad bypassed it. By 1940 New Philadelphia had virtually disappeared from the landscape. In this book, Paul A. Shackel resurrects McWorter's great achievement of self-determinism, independence, and the will to exist. Shackel describes a cooperative effort by two universities, the state museum, the New Philadelphia Association, and numerous descendents to explore the history and archaeology of this unusual multi-racial community.
Chapter 1. The Settlement of New Philadelphia
Chapter 2. Expansion and Decline
Chapter 3. It Was Never Lost
Chapter 4. From Grass Roots to a National Movement
Chapter 5. The First Field Season
Chapter 6. Race and the Illusion of Harmony
Chapter 7. The Apple Festival and National Significance
Chapter 8. Family Reunion and Division
Chapter 9. Three Generations of Building and One Hundred Years of Living in New Philadelphia
Chapter 10. A Case for Landmark Status
Chapter 11. Some Thoughts, but Not the Final Word
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- De Gruyter.
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- De Gruyter University Press Library.
- Publisher Number:
- 10.1525/9780520947832 doi
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- Restricted for use by site license.
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