The Philadelawareans, and Other Essays Relating to Delaware

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John Munroe is well known as the "dean" of Delaware historians. This volume brings together some of his widely scattered articles and essays. It will appeal to a variety of readers inside and outside of Delaware, most particularly those who want to know more about the state's past. Publication of this volume is a fitting tribute of a Delaware institution whose career as a historian has spanned the past 60 years.
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Overview

John Munroe is well known as the "dean" of Delaware historians. This volume brings together some of his widely scattered articles and essays. It will appeal to a variety of readers inside and outside of Delaware, most particularly those who want to know more about the state's past. Publication of this volume is a fitting tribute of a Delaware institution whose career as a historian has spanned the past 60 years.
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Table of Contents

Prologue : a literary autobiography 13
1 The Philadelawareans : a study in the relations between Philadelphia and Delaware in the late eighteenth century 29
2 The eve of the revolution 52
3 The new castle tercentenary 70
4 Nonresident representation in the continental congress : the Delaware delegation of 1782 87
5 The ins and outs of politics : early nineteenth-century Delaware 113
6 The Delaware physician of 1800 123
7 The negro in Delaware 135
8 Eight newspaper columns 152
9 Delaware as an antique 173
10 Separation day 177
11 The old collector (Allen McLane) 181
12 Reflections on Delaware and the American revolution 219
13 Church versus state : the early struggle for control of Delaware college 233
14 The first map of Delaware after statehood 245
15 Delaware and the constitution : an overview of events leading of ratification 250
16 A parson in politics : the expulsion of John C. Brush from the Delaware general assembly in 1801 268
17 Three nineteenth-century immigrants 283
18 The trip of Philadelphia 294
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