Title

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

Document Type

Review

Publication Date

Spring 2001

Department 1

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]

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