Winter 2019 Issue of Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies Now Available

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The Winter 2019 issue (86.1) of Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies is now available through membership in the Pennsylvania Historical Association or through JSTOR or Project Muse. The issue sports a dazzling cover of a little known pendant featuring a portrait of Benjamin Franklin. The issue also features articles by the 2018 Pencak Undergraduate Paper Award and the Irwin Marcus Pennsylvania History Day Award to a high school senior.   


““Prevent[ing] . . . restless Spirits from exciting Disturbances”:  Benjamin Franklin and the Wyoming Valley” by Carla J. Mulford

““No man shall suffer for the murder of a Savage”:  The Augusta Boys and the Virginia and Pennsylvania Frontiers” by Jay Donis

““Treasonable Expressions”:  James Bell and the Emerging Legal Right to Criticize Government” by Ralph Frasca

The 2018 William A. Pencak Undergraduate Paper Award: “The Philadelphia Riots of 1844:  Republican Catholicism and Irish Catholic Apologetics” by Anne Morgan

The 2018 Irwin Marcus Pennsylvania History Day Senior Paper Award: “Blackguarding: How the Conflict of the “Jeering Episode” Created Compromise for Women Physicians” by Emma Tierney

Book Reviews:

David R. Starbuck. The Archaeology of Forts and Battlefields. Lawrence E. Babits and Stephanie Gandulla, editors.  The Archaeology of French and Indian War Frontier Forts. Reviewed by Chris Espenshade

Kurt W. Carr and Roger W. Moeller.  First Pennsylvanians: The Archaeology of Native Americans in Pennsylvania. Reviewed by George R. Milner

Jennifer Van Horn.  The Power of Objects in Eighteenth-Century British America Reviewed by Patricia Samford

Mark Whitaker, Smoketown: The Untold Story of the Other Great Black Renaissance Reviewed by Michael Downing

Heather A. Wholey and Carole L. Nash.  Middle Atlantic Prehistory: Foundations and Practice Reviewed by Paul A. Raber

Sally McMurry.  Pennsylvania Farming, A History in Landscapes Reviewed by William S. Tress