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Postindustrial Archaeology in the Workshop of the World: Philadelphia Industrial Sites, 1990-Present (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Lauren J. Cook.

Nearly all industrial archaeology is postindustrial. Physical and spatial organization of industry has historically changed rapidly enough that we seldom find industrial sites and structures in use by the same firms, for the same purposes, or even in the same industries, for more than a century. Once known as the "Workshop of the World," Philadelphia maintained a varied industrial base after the Civil War.  Physical decay, deferred maintenance, and the pressures of development all take their...