Monday, January 4, 2016

History Documentary: In Penn's Shadow (1680-1720) - Philadelphia: The Great Experiment. Pennsylvenia: History of Philadelphia. History Documentary, William Penn

Philadelphia celebrates its founder more than any other American city, but who exactly is William Penn? For many, he is a statue atop City Hall, but Penn's busy life reflected an era of chaotic upheaval and conflict. He is at once a radical Quaker, political prisoner, visionary city planner, absent landlord, and a slaveholder. His ideals, contradictions, and ambitions cast a long shadow across American history. This installment of Philadelphia: The Great Experiment explores what it means to live In Penn's Shadow.

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