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New Philadelphia: An Archaeology of Race in the Heartland

Paul Shackel

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520266292
eISBN:
9780520947832
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266292.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

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 ... More


The Settlement of New Philadelphia

Paul A. Shackel

in New Philadelphia: An Archaeology of Race in the Heartland

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520266292
eISBN:
9780520947832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266292.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

The founding of New Philadelphia in west-central Illinois by Free Frank McWorter is a compelling and heroic narrative about freedom and the entrepreneurship of an African American family. Frank ... More


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