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Map of Philadelphia, c. 1796

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Map of Philadelphia, c. 1796

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This map shows Philadelphia as it appeared around 1796. By then the commercial core of the city, stretching along the Delaware River from Spruce to Vine streets, had become a white area. Black families began to cluster along the cities northern and southern perimeters.

Image Credit: The Historical Society of Pennsylvania

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