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On the Web: Articles

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Philadelphia City Paper. Alternative paper.

Philadelphia Inquirer.

In the Library: Articles

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Bissinger, Buzz. A Prayer for the City (NY: Random House, 1997).

Bowser, Charles W. Let the Bunker Burn: The Final Battle with MOVE (Philadelphia: Camino, 1989).

Davis, Susan G. Parades & Power: Street Theater in 19th-c. Philadelphia (Berkeley: U. of California, 1986).

Friedman, Murray (ed.) Philadelphia Jewish Life, 1940-2000 (Philadelphia: Temple, 2003).

Griffin, Sean Patrick. Philadelphia's "Black Mafia": A Social & Political History (Boston: Kluwer Academic, 2003).

Harrison, Andrew. Passover Revisited: Philadelphia's Efforts to Aid Soviet Jews, 1963-1998 (Madison NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson U., 2001).

Kane, Larry. Larry Kane's Philadelphia (Philadelphia: Temple, 2000).

Lyons, Paul. The People of This Generation: The Rise & Fall of the New Left in Philadelphia (Philadelphia: U. of Pennsylvania, 2003).

Mandelbaum, Seymour J. What is Philadelphia? (Philadelphia: Center for Philadelphia Studies, 1982).

Paolantonio, S.A. Frank Rizzo: The Last Big Man in Big City America (Philadelphia: Camino, 1993).

Watt, David Harrington. Bible-Carrying Christians: Conservative Protestants & Social Power (NY: Oxford, 2002). Impact on Philadelphia.

In the Library: Fiction

Amiel, Joseph. A Question of Proof (NY: Crown, 1993).

Bailey-Williams, Nicole. A Little Piece of Sky (Elkins Park PA: Sugarene's, 2000).

Bellamy, Adrienne. Connecting (NY: New American Library, 2005). Friendship.

Bradley, David. South Street (NY: Scribner, 1986).

Cambell, Helen. Turnip Blues (Duluth MN: Spinsters' Ink, 1997).

Carey, Lorene. The Price of a Child: A Novel (NY: Knopf, 1995). Freedmen & abolitionists.

Cronin, Justin. Mary & O'Neill (NY: Delta, 2002). High school teachers.

D'Erasmo, Stacey. Tea: a Novel (Chapel Hill NC: Algonquin, 2000).

Dexter, Pete. Brotherly Love (NY: Random House, 1991). Mafia.

__________. Train: A Novel (NY: Doubleday, 2003).

Durham, David Anthony. Walk Through Darkness (NY: Doubleday, 2002). Fugitive slaves.

Falter-Barnes, Suzanne. Doin' the Box-Step (NY: Random House, 1992).

Fauset, Jessie Redmon. There is Confusion [1924] (Boston: Northeastern U., 1989).

Frisby, Mister Mann. Wifebeater: A Novel (NY: Riverhead Freestyle, 2005).

Gangemi, Joseph. Inamorata: a Novel (NY: Viking, 2004).

Grindle, Lucrecia W. The Nightspinners: A Novel (NY: Random House, 2003).

Haddam, Jane. Deadly Beloved (NY: Bantam, 1997). Gregor Demarkian, Armenian-American private eye.

__________. True Believers (NY: St. Martin's Minotaur, 2001). Gregor Demarkian.

__________. Conspiracy Theory (NY: St. Martin's Minotaur, 2003). More Gregor Demarkian.

Hobbs, Allison. Pandora's Box (Bowie MD: Strebor, 2003). Children of prostitutes.

Holmes, Shannon. Bad Girlz (NY: Atria, 2003). Stripteasers.

Hunt, Marsha. Free (NY: Dutton, 1993).

Hunter, Travis. Trouble Man: A Novel (NY: Villard, 2003).

Johnson, Mat. Drop (NY: Bloomsbury, 2000). Advertising.

Jones, Solomon. Pipe Dream: A Novel (NY: Villard, 2001).

López, Steve. Third & Indiana: A Novel (NY: Viking, 1994). Teen-age drug trade.

__________. The Sunday Macaroni Club (NY: Harcourt Brace, 1997).

Major, Marcus. Good Peoples (NY: Dutton, 2000).

__________. A Family Affair (NY: Dutton, 2004).

McKinney-Whetstone, Diane. Tumbling (NY: William Morrow, 1996).

__________. Tempest Rising: A Novel (NY: William Morrow, 1998).

__________. Blues Dancing: A Novel (NY: William Morrow, 1999).

__________. Leaving Cecil Street (NY: William Morrow, 2004). Teenage pregnancy.

McLaren, Kim. Taming it Down: A Novel (NY: William Morrow, 1998). Journalists.

__________. Meeting of the Waters: A Novel (NY: William Morrow, 2001).

Oliver, Jim. Wings in the Snow (Los Angeles: Alyson, 1998). Gay parenting.

Robotham, Rosemary. Zachary's Wings (NY: Scribner, 1998).

Rock, Peter. The Ambidextrist (NY: Context, 2002). Homeless people.

Schwartzchild, Edward. Responsible Men: A Novel (Chapel Hill NC: Algonquin, 2005). Jewish family.

Scott, Anne. Calpurnia (NY: Knopf, 2003).

Scottoline, Lisa. Rough Justice (NY: HarperCollins, 1997).

__________. Mistaken Identity (NY: HarperCollins, 1999).

__________. Dead Ringer (NY: HarperCollins, 2003).

Thomas, Brenda L. The Velvet Rope: A Novel (NY: Downtown, 2005).

Tyree, Omar. For the Love of Money: A Novel (NY: Simon & Schuster, 2001).

Watts, Timothy. Steal Away (NY: Soho, 1996). Burglars.

Wideman, John Edgar. Philadelphia Fire: A Novel (NY: Vintage, 1991). MOVE bombing.

__________. Two Cities (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1998).

Wister, Owen. Romney, & Other New Works about Philadelphia (University Park: Pennsylvania State U., 2001).

In the Library: For Young Readers

De Angeli, Marguerite. Bright April (NY: Doubleday, 1946).

In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio

Film & Video

"American Dreams" [2003], dir. David Semel, ?m. Dreams of glory in 60s Philadelphia.

"Diary of a City Priest" [2001], dir. Eugene Martin, ?m. Memoir of a Philadelphia parish priest.

"Girls Like Us" [1997], dir. Jane C. Wagner, 45m. Teenage pregnancy in South Philadelphia.

"High School" [1969], dir. Frederick Wiseman, 85m. Northeast High School in 1968.

"Philadelphia" [1997], dir. Jonathan Demme, 125m. In video stores.

"Rocky" [1976], dir. John Avildsen, 119m. In video stores. Boxer gets a shot at glory.

"The Thin Blue Lie" [2000], dir. Daniel Helfgot, 96m. In video stores. Police corruption.

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