Alice L. George

Old City Philadelphia: The Cradle of American Democracy

Old City Philadelphia is the heart of the City of Brotherly Love, where the Declaration of Independence was signed and the Constitution written. From the Delaware Indians and early Swedish settlers to the artisans and craftspeople who lived along Elfreth's Alley, the oldest residential street in the United States, this town represented the backbone of the new nation until the city's priorities shifted. As change buffeted the city and the nation, Old City Philadelphia resisted passing into oblivion and recreated itself as a place committed to tradition, craftsmanship, and history that is a resident's and visitor's delight.

Selected Works

This 2013 work takes a fresh look at the world's closest brush with nuclear war.
This book explores the impact of JFK's assassination on the American public and its lingering impact on U.S. politics in the twenty-first century.
Coauthored by Alice L. George, this work takes a fresh look at America's 1950s.
This work, coauthored by Alice L. George, examines the social history of the Roaring Twenties.
A visual study of Philadelphia landmarks and their histories.
"Awaiting Armageddon is an important and eminently readable book..."
An examination of one of the nation's most historic neighborhoods.