Reviews

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.

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)

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=50369

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

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