Reviews

Author: 
Evan Stoddard
Reviewer: 
Aaron Cowan

Cowan on Stoddard, 'Transformed: Reinventing Pittsburgh's Industrial Sites for a New Century, 1975-1995'

Evan Stoddard. Transformed: Reinventing Pittsburgh's Industrial Sites for a New Century, 1975-1995. Pittsburgh: Harmony Street Publishers, 2016. Illustrations. 382 pp. $16.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-9983996-0-7.

Reviewed by Aaron Cowan (Slippery Rock University) Published on H-Pennsylvania (December, 2021) Commissioned by Jeanine Mazak-Kahne (Indiana University of Pennsylvania)

Author: 
Shanti Gamper-Rabindran, ed.
Reviewer: 
Matthew J. Smalarz

Smalarz on Gamper-Rabindran, 'The Shale Dilemma: A Global Perspective on Fracking and Shale Development'

Shanti Gamper-Rabindran, ed. The Shale Dilemma: A Global Perspective on Fracking and Shale Development. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018. 460 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8229-4513-0

Reviewed by Matthew J. Smalarz (Manor College) Published on H-Pennsylvania (September, 2021) Commissioned by Jeanine Mazak-Kahne (Indiana University of Pennsylvania)

Author: 
Timothy W. Kneeland
Reviewer: 
Stephen E. Nepa

Nepa on Kneeland, 'Playing Politics with Natural Disaster: Hurricane Agnes, the 1972 Election, and the Origins of FEMA'

Timothy W. Kneeland. Playing Politics with Natural Disaster: Hurricane Agnes, the 1972 Election, and the Origins of FEMA. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2020. xvi + 227 pp. $36.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5017-4853-0.

Reviewed by Stephen E. Nepa (Temple University) Published on H-Pennsylvania (September, 2021) Commissioned by Jeanine Mazak-Kahne (Indiana University of Pennsylvania)

Author: 
Paul Westhead
Reviewer: 
Karen Guenther

Guenther on Westhead, 'The Speed Game'

Paul Westhead. The Speed Game. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2020. x + 187 pp. Ill. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4962-2260-2.

Reviewed by Karen Guenther (Mansfield University) Published on H-Pennsylvania (August, 2021) Commissioned by Jeanine Mazak-Kahne (Indiana University of Pennsylvania)

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Author: 
Jennifer A. Thompson, Joseph J. Rishel, Eileen Owens, Timothy Rub, eds.
Reviewer: 
Nancy Locke

Locke on Thompson and Rishel and Owens and Rub, 'Impressionism and Post-Impressionism: Highlights from the Philadelphia Museum of Art'

Jennifer A. Thompson, Joseph J. Rishel, Eileen Owens, Timothy Rub, eds. Impressionism and Post-Impressionism: Highlights from the Philadelphia Museum of Art. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2019. 216 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-87633-289-4

Author: 
Laura M. Holzman
Reviewer: 
Jennifer M. Black

Black on Holzman, 'Contested Image: Defining Philadelphia for the Twenty-First Century'

Laura M. Holzman. Contested Image: Defining Philadelphia for the Twenty-First Century. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2019. xi + 198 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4399-1588-2; $99.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4399-1587-5

Author: 
Andrew R. Murphy, John Smolenski, eds.
Reviewer: 
Beverly Tomek

Tomek on Murphy and Smolenski, 'The Worlds of William Penn'

Andrew R. Murphy, John Smolenski, eds. The Worlds of William Penn. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2019. 438 pp. $39.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-978801-77-6

Reviewed by Beverly Tomek (University of Houston-Victoria.) Published on H-Pennsylvania (September, 2020) Commissioned by Jeanine Mazak-Kahne (Indiana University of Pennsylvania)

Author: 
Natasha Zaretsky
Reviewer: 
Andrew Simpson

Simpson on Zaretsky, 'Radiation Nation: Three Mile Island and the Political Transformation of the 1970s'

Natasha Zaretsky. Radiation Nation: Three Mile Island and the Political Transformation of the 1970s. New York: Columbia University Press, 2018. 312 pp. $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-231-17981-2.

Reviewed by Andrew Simpson (Duquesne University) Published on H-Pennsylvania (January, 2020) Commissioned by Jeanine Mazak-Kahne (Indiana University of Pennsylvania)

Author: 
Rob Harper
Reviewer: 
Daniel Barr

Barr on Harper, 'Unsettling the West: Violence and State Building in the Ohio Valley'

Rob Harper. Unsettling the West: Violence and State Building in the Ohio Valley. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018. 272 pp. $47.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4964-4.

Reviewed by Daniel Barr (Robert Morris University) Published on H-Pennsylvania (October, 2019) Commissioned by Jeanine Mazak-Kahne (Indiana University of Pennsylvania)

Author: 
Roger D. Simon
Reviewer: 
Christopher N. Fritsch

Fritsch on Simon, 'Philadelphia: A Brief History'

Roger D. Simon. Philadelphia: A Brief History. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2017. 156 pp. $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-932304-26-8.

Reviewed by Christopher N. Fritsch (Mountain View College) Published on H-Pennsylvania (October, 2019) Commissioned by Jeanine Mazak-Kahne (Indiana University of Pennsylvania)

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=54221

Author: 
David A. Ward
Reviewer: 
Eric Duchess

Duchess on Ward, 'The 96th Pennsylvania Volunteers in the Civil War'

David A. Ward. The 96th Pennsylvania Volunteers in the Civil War. Jefferson: McFarland, 2018. 343 pp. $39.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4766-6851-2.

Reviewed by Eric Duchess (Finger Lakes Community College, Canandaigua, NY) Published on H-Pennsylvania (August, 2019) Commissioned by Jeanine Mazak-Kahne (Indiana University of Pennsylvania)

Author: 
Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor
Reviewer: 
Melissa Ford

Ford on Smart-Grosvenor, 'Thursdays and Every Other Sunday Off: A Domestic Rap by Verta Mae'

Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor. Thursdays and Every Other Sunday Off: A Domestic Rap by Verta Mae. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2018. 176 pp. $16.95 (e-book), ISBN 978-1-4529-5862-0; $16.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-5179-0607-8.

Reviewed by Melissa Ford (Slippery Rock University) Published on H-Pennsylvania (August, 2019) Commissioned by Jeanine Mazak-Kahne (Indiana University of Pennsylvania)

Author: 
Lew Freedman
Reviewer: 
Ryan Pettengill

Pettengill on Freedman, 'Connie Mack's First Dynasty: The Philadelphia Athletics, 1910-1914'

Lew Freedman. Connie Mack's First Dynasty: The Philadelphia Athletics, 1910-1914. Jefferson: McFarland, 2017. Illustrations. 224 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7864-9627-3.

Reviewed by Ryan Pettengill (Mountain View College) Published on H-Pennsylvania (March, 2019) Commissioned by Jeanine Mazak-Kahne (Indiana University of Pennsylvania)

Author: 
William C. Forrey
Reviewer: 
Jessica DeWitt

DeWitt on William C. Forrey, 'History of Pennsylvania's State Parks, 1893-1983' and William C. Forrey, 'History of Pennsylvania's State Parks, 1984-2015'

William C. Forrey. History of Pennsylvania's State Parks, 1893-1983. Harrisburg: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Environmental Resources, Office of Resources Management, Bureau of State Parks, 1984. Illustrations, maps. 110 pp. http://paconservationheritage.org/resources/articles/. William C. Forrey. History of Pennsylvania's State Parks, 1984-2015.

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