A History of the Susquehanna and Delaware River Basin Through the Perspective of the American Shad

Category: Season 4


Dr. Charles Hardy

West Chester University

Dr. Hardy is Professor of History at West Chester University and is the producer of award-winning public radio, video, and web-based documentaries and historical websites.

This is a comprehensive historical overview of the ups and downs of the American Shad population in the Delaware River watershed from precolonial times to the present day. It’s the story of how the Shad helped Pennsylvania’s leaders to understand the interrelationships over time of economic development, law, public health, resource management, the environment, and our culture.

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