Reviews

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.

Author: 
Mark Whitaker
Reviewer: 
Kate Lukaszewicz

Lukaszewicz on Whitaker, 'Smoketown: The Untold Story of the Other Great Black Renaissance'

Mark Whitaker. Smoketown: The Untold Story of the Other Great Black Renaissance. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2018. Illustrations. xxi + 404 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5011-2239-2.

Reviewed by Kate Lukaszewicz (Sewickely Academy) Published on H-Pennsylvania (September, 2018) Commissioned by Allen J. Dieterich-Ward (Shippensburg University)

Author: 
Tom Benjey
Reviewer: 
Brenda Barrett

Barrett on Benjey, 'Glorious Times: Adventures of the Craighead Naturalists'

Tom Benjey. Glorious Times: Adventures of the Craighead Naturalists. Missoula: University of Montana Press, 2016. 264 pp. $18.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-9909748-9-5.

Reviewed by Brenda Barrett (Living Landscape Observer) Published on H-Pennsylvania (July, 2018) Commissioned by Allen J. Dieterich-Ward (Shippensburg University)

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Author: 
James Young
Reviewer: 
Robert Shaffer

Shaffer on Young, 'Union Power: The United Electrical Workers in Erie, Pennsylvania'

James Young. Union Power: The United Electrical Workers in Erie, Pennsylvania. New York: Monthly Review Press, 2017. 248 pp. $24.65 (e-book), ISBN 978-1-58367-619-6; $29.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-58367-617-2.

Reviewed by Robert Shaffer (Shippensburg University) Published on H-Pennsylvania (June, 2018) Commissioned by Allen J. Dieterich-Ward (Shippensburg University)

Author: 
J. William Thompson
Reviewer: 
Carolyn Kitch

Kitch on Thompson, 'From Memory to Memorial: Shanksville, America, and Flight 93'

J. William Thompson. From Memory to Memorial: Shanksville, America, and Flight 93. Keystone Books Series. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2017. 200 pp. $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-271-07699-7.

Reviewed by Carolyn Kitch (Temple University) Published on H-Pennsylvania (March, 2018) Commissioned by Allen J. Dieterich-Ward (Shippensburg University)

Author: 
Jake Oresick
Reviewer: 
Robert Shaffer

Shaffer on Oresick, 'The Schenley Experiment: A Social History of Pittsburgh’s First Public High School'

Jake Oresick. The Schenley Experiment: A Social History of Pittsburgh’s First Public High School. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2017. 240 pp. $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-271-07833-5.

Reviewed by Robert Shaffer (Shippensburg University) Published on H-Pennsylvania (February, 2018) Commissioned by Allen J. Dieterich-Ward

Author: 
S. L. Price
Reviewer: 
John Bloom

Bloom on Price, 'Playing through the Whistle: Steel, Football, and an American Town'

S. L. Price. Playing through the Whistle: Steel, Football, and an American Town. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2016. x + 550 pp. $27.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8021-2564-4.

Reviewed by John Bloom (Shippensburg University) Published on H-Pennsylvania (January, 2018) Commissioned by Allen J. Dieterich-Ward

Author: 
Allen Dieterich-Ward
Reviewer: 
Mariel Isaacson

Isaacson on Dieterich-Ward, 'Beyond Rust: Metropolitan Pittsburgh and the Fate of Industrial America'

Allen Dieterich-Ward. Beyond Rust: Metropolitan Pittsburgh and the Fate of Industrial America. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016. 360 pp. $37.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4767-1.

Reviewed by Mariel Isaacson (Grace Church School) Published on H-Pennsylvania (July, 2017) Commissioned by Tammy Nemeth

Author: 
Diane Sicotte
Reviewer: 
Richard Newman

Newman on Sicotte, 'From Workshop to Waste Magnet: Environmental Inequality in the Philadelphia Region'

Diane Sicotte. From Workshop to Waste Magnet: Environmental Inequality in the Philadelphia Region. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2016. 256 pp. $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8135-7419-6.

Reviewed by Richard Newman (Rochester Institute of Technology) Published on H-Pennsylvania (June, 2017) Commissioned by Allen J. Dieterich-Ward

Author: 
Tracy Neumann
Reviewer: 
Robert Gioielli

Gioielli on Neumann, 'Remaking the Rust Belt: The Postindustrial Transformation of North America'

Tracy Neumann. Remaking the Rust Belt: The Postindustrial Transformation of North America. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016. 280 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4827-2.

Reviewed by Robert Gioielli (University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College) Published on H-Pennsylvania (June, 2017) Commissioned by Allen J. Dieterich-Ward

Author: 
Sarah Crabtree
Reviewer: 
Julie Holcomb

Holcomb on Crabtree, 'Holy Nation: The Transatlantic Quaker Ministry in an Age of Revolution'

Sarah Crabtree. Holy Nation: The Transatlantic Quaker Ministry in an Age of Revolution. American Beginnings, 1500-1900 Series. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015. 304 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-25576-7.

Reviewed by Julie Holcomb (Baylor University) Published on H-Pennsylvania (June, 2017) Commissioned by Allen J. Dieterich-Ward

Author: 
Andrew R. Murphy
Reviewer: 
Spencer Wells

Wells on Murphy, 'Liberty, Conscience, and Toleration: The Political Thought of William Penn'

Andrew R. Murphy. Liberty, Conscience, and Toleration: The Political Thought of William Penn. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. 320 pp. $74.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-027119-0.

Reviewed by Spencer Wells (College of William and Mary) Published on H-Pennsylvania (May, 2017) Commissioned by Allen J. Dieterich-Ward

Author: 
R. Michael Stewart, Kurt W. Carr, Paul A. Raber, eds.
Reviewer: 
Karl Lorenz

Lorenz on Stewart and Carr and Raber, 'The Nature and Pace of Change in American Indian Cultures: Pennsylvania, 4000 to 3000 BP'

R. Michael Stewart, Kurt W. Carr, Paul A. Raber, eds. The Nature and Pace of Change in American Indian Cultures: Pennsylvania, 4000 to 3000 BP. University Park: Penn State University Press, 2016. 152 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-271-07095-7.

Reviewed by Karl Lorenz (Shippensburg University) Published on H-Pennsylvania (March, 2017) Commissioned by Allen J. Dieterich-Ward

Author: 
William W. Donner
Reviewer: 
Karen Guenther

Guenther on Donner, 'Serious Nonsense: Groundhog Lodges, Versammlinge, and Pennsylvania German Heritage'

William W. Donner. Serious Nonsense: Groundhog Lodges, Versammlinge, and Pennsylvania German Heritage. University Park: Penn State University Press, 2016. Illustrations. 208 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-271-07118-3.

Reviewed by Karen Guenther (Mansfield University) Published on H-Pennsylvania (March, 2017) Commissioned by Allen J. Dieterich-Ward

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