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The Southern Connection By Martha Grundy
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What is it like to live in a society that prides itself on civility and culture while being dependent on a horrifically brutal and violent slave system? Such a society is grounded in a sense of... More > entitlement while around the edges lurks fear that those who are oppressed may someday turn oppressor. Religion is co-opted to support rather than critique the system. Political rhetoric is twisted to justify rights and privileges for some while ignoring and suppressing others. The ancestors of Eleanor Addison Smith Holliday Price were Maryland tobacco planters who lived in such a society. This book examines the historical context of her 23 surname family ancestors, the English background of some, and today's descendants. The plantation daughter married a Friend from a very different background. James Bonsall Price’s ancestors are described in "The Price Family in History Among Welsh and English Quakers in Chester County, Pennsylvania." Includes over 100 black and white images, maps, charts, endnotes, and an index.< Less
The North of Italy By Ken Grundy
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No ordinary tourist accounts of a trip across northern Italy, these are tales of learning to absorb the more obscure delights of La Serenissima, and to relax and avoid the battalions of ogling... More > tourists while sharing time with a caring friend. Add an indulgence for cuisine and its place in the Italian culture and you, too, can share in this escape. Visit with the Grundys some wineries, a cheese factory, balsamic vinegar farm, and a few scrumptious restaurants. It only hurts when you try to tighten your belt.< Less
The Price Family in History By Marty Grundy
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What are the enduring characteristics of a family and how are they impacted by the larger culture in which they live? We follow over two dozen English, Welsh, and German Quaker families that... More > immigrated to the Delaware Valley in the decades after 1682. Their descendants intermarried, each generation halving the number of families until by the beginning of the twentieth century our narrative focuses on Anne Jones Price (1856-1923), the wife of John Barton Paxton. The book describes events in the areas from which the families came and the rise of their radical Quaker faith. It tells about settling in a new country, war for independence, the rise of market capitalism, reform movements, a passion for natural history, and increasing class differences in the Gilded Age. Woven throughout are the stories of families living their daily lives. Rich with illustrations, maps, charts, endnotes, and an every-name index.< Less
1328 North Fifteenth Street By Martha Grundy
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When the old Dunning home at 1328 N. 15th Street in Philadelphia was sold in 1946 many of the contents were shipped to Texas. In 2003 they were distributed among the great grandchildren, many of whom... More > did not know the original owners. This book tells of the individuals who lived at 1328 N. 15th St. between 1878 and 1946, and owned or used the things. It offers enough social history to provide some context and meaning. Profusely illustrated with black and white photographs, charts, and a few maps.< Less
Memoir of a Perfect Boyhood By Ken Grundy
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A charming account of the apprenticeship of an eager, impressionable boy, it begins in a crumbling neighborhood of Philadelphia and ends as he heads off to graduate school. Curious, footloose and at... More > first obsessed with sports, we learn about his loving family and friends, his passage on the streets, his school life, his early jobs as a boy soprano, a dishwasher, and a camp counselor, his college rite of passage, and his entry “career” job as a milkman. From a commonplace existence in the inner-city to the boundless riches of the arts, public affairs and ideas, the world opened up and swallowed him, to his complete delight. Illustrated with many black and white photos.< Less