Title

Book Review: Lancaster, Ohio, 1800-2000: Frontier Town to Edge City, by David Contosta

Document Type

Review

Publication Date

Spring 2001

Department

History

Abstract

Community histories are numerous, but good ones are uncommon commodities. Lancaster, Ohio, which celebrated its bicentennial in 2000, is fortunate in its chronicler. A versatile scholar whose books include Suburb in the City (a history of Chestnut Hill in Philadelphia), Contosta writes here with a mixture of personal affection for his home town and scholarly insight about its past, present, and possible future. [excerpt]