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Foreword About the Authors Acknowledgments Illustrations and Maps Figures and Tables
INTRODUCTION General Background Introduction to Volume One
LAWMAKING IN PENNSYLVANIA, 1682-1709: THEMES AND ISSUES The General Assembly in the Constitutions of Colonial Pennsylvania Voters and Elections in Colonial Pennsylvania, 1682-1709 Legislative Supremacy and Assembly Procedures, 1682-1709 The House Committees, 1682-1709 Legislation of Pennsylvania, 1682-1709 Pennsylvania and the Three Lower Counties, 1682-1704 The Pennsylvania Quakers and William Penn Religious Factionalism in Pennsylvania
LEGISLATORS OF PENNSYLVANIA, 1682-1709 Sessions List: The General Assembly of Pennsylvania, 1682-1709 Officers of the House, 1682-1709 List of House Committees, 1682-1709 Selected Characteristics of the Legislature and Its Representatives
BIOGRAPHICAL ESSAYS Guide to the Biographical Entries Short Title List of Sources Biographies and Listings
APPENDIXES Appendix 1-Glossary Appendix 2-Chronology of Pennsylvania, 1681-1710 Appendix 3-Religious Affiliation of Elected Pennsylvania Legislators, 1683-1709 Appendix 4-Provincial Council Attendance Appendix 5-Laws Enacted in Pennsylvania, 1682-1709 Appendix 6-The Keithian Controversy and Factions in Philadelphia County I NDEX OF SUBJECTS INDEX OF NAMES
"This superb biographical dictionary of Pennsylvania legislators provides elaborate accounts of each Pennsylvania lawmaker who served during the period covered by the volume, with detailed scholarly introductions analyzing the makeup of the legislature and the entire lawmaking process. The introductions alone should be required reading for all students of colonial Pennsylvania. . . . The publication of the first two volumes of this series has set a standard by which similar projects must be measured."—David L. Greene, The American Genealogist