Special issue of PMHB on Immigration & Ethnicity! Free to read online through Dec. 16

Rachel Moloshok Discussion

The October 2016 issue of the Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography (PMHB), "Immigration and Ethnicity in Pennsylvania History," has now been published.

How do people from different cultural backgrounds and identities coexist, interact, and flourish together, and on what terms? In this special issue of the Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, we bring together scholars of Pennsylvania history to revisit some of these questions using current approaches to immigration and ethnicity.

This issue is now available in print and online via JSTOR. It can also be read for FREE online through December 16 at https://issuu.com/historical_pa/docs/pmhb_oct2016_issuu.

Articles included in this issue are:

From Peopling to Postethnic: Pennsylvania Pluralism Reconsidered
by Kathryn E. Wilson and Rosalind Beiler

Commerce and Community: Philadelphia's Early Jewish Settlers, 1736–76
by Toni Pitock

Palatines or Pennsylvania German Pioneers? The Development of Transatlantic Pennsylvania German Family and Migration History, 1890s–1966
by Katharina Hering

Interpreting American Ethnic Experiences: The Development of the Balch Library Collections
by Dominique Daniel

Dutchirican: The Growing Puerto Rican Presence in the Pennsylvania Dutch Country
by John Hinshaw

Notes and Documents: Identifying and Mapping Ethnicity in Philadelphia in the Early Republic
by Billy G. Smith and Paul Sivitz


This issue also features a collection of short essays on "hidden gems"—little-known or understudied resources—in Pennsylvania's immigration and ethnic history.


More information on this issue can be found at https://hsp.org/publications/pennsylvania-magazine-history-biographyPMHB is available as a benefit of membership in the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and by subscription. Individual issues can be purchased by emailing Rachel Moloshok at rmoloshok@hsp.org.