Looking West from Philadelphia
This concluding chapter charts the denouement of Philadelphia's development from an experiment in solving the problems of urban life, to its rise as a great provincial port, and finally its decline into a problem city in search of new solutions. From there the chapter looks beyond the city's borders in considering the question of whether people are shaped by their environments or vice versa, and the prospects of urban life from thereon. Once again medical discourse substantiates much of this history, as despite the city's decline in prominence it remained America's foremost scientific hub at the dawn of the nineteenth century. The conclusion is framed within the journey undertaken by Thomas Jefferson's secretary, Meriwether Lewis, and William Clark and the Corps of Discovery.
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