Reviews

Author: 
Julie L. Holcomb
Reviewer: 
Beverly Tomek

Tomek on Holcomb, 'Moral Commerce: Quakers and the Transatlantic Boycott of the Slave Labor Economy.'

Julie L. Holcomb. Moral Commerce: Quakers and the Transatlantic Boycott of the Slave Labor Economy. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2016. 272 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-5208-6.

Reviewed by Beverly Tomek (University of Houston-Victoria.) Published on H-Pennsylvania (March, 2017) Commissioned by Allen J. Dieterich-Ward

Author: 
Steven Burg, John Maietta, Peter Miele, Jennifer Ott, Mary Lee Shade, eds.
Reviewer: 
Michael Lynch

Lynch on Burg and Maietta and Miele and Ott and Shade, 'Duty Calls at Home: Central Pennsylvania Responds to the Great War, 1914-1918'

Steven Burg, John Maietta, Peter Miele, Jennifer Ott, Mary Lee Shade, eds. Duty Calls at Home: Central Pennsylvania Responds to the Great War, 1914-1918. Shippensburg: Center for Applied History, Shippensburg University, 2014. 282 pp. $16.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-312-06925-1.

Reviewed by Michael Lynch (U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center) Published on H-Pennsylvania (March, 2017) Commissioned by Allen J. Dieterich-Ward

Author: 
Gabriella Kessler, Jean-Loïc Portron
Reviewer: 
Bill Conlogue

Conlogue on Hertneky, 'Rust Belt Boy: Stories of an American Childhood' and Kessler and Portron, 'Braddock America'

Paul Hertneky. Rust Belt Boy: Stories of an American Childhood. Peterborough: Bauhan, 2016. 224 pp. $21.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-87233-222-5.Gabriella Kessler, Jean-Loïc Portron. Braddock America. First Run Features, 2014. Documentary, 100 min.

Reviewed by Bill Conlogue (Marywood University) Published on H-Pennsylvania (February, 2017) Commissioned by Allen J. Dieterich-Ward

Author: 
David W. Kriebel
Reviewer: 
James Higgins

Higgins on David W. Kriebel, 'Powwowing among the Pennsylvania Dutch: A Traditional Medical Practice in the Modern World'

David W. Kriebel. Powwowing among the Pennsylvania Dutch: A Traditional Medical Practice in the Modern World. Pennsylvania German History and Culture Series. University Park: Penn State University Press, 2016. 312 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-271-07575-4; $35.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-271-03213-9.

Reviewed by James Higgins (University of Houston-Victoria) Published on H-Pennsylvania (February, 2017) Commissioned by Allen J. Dieterich-Ward

Author: 
Elizabeth Milroy
Reviewer: 
Roger D. Simon

Simon on Milroy, 'The Grid and the River: Philadelphia’s Green Places, 1682–1876'

Elizabeth Milroy. The Grid and the River: Philadelphia’s Green Places, 1682–1876. University Park: Penn State University Press, 2016. 464 pp. $64.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-271-06676-9.

Reviewed by Roger D. Simon (Lehigh University) Published on H-Pennsylvania (February, 2017) Commissioned by Allen J. Dieterich-Ward

Author: 
James Wolfinger
Reviewer: 
Sharon McConnell-Sidorick

McConnell-Sidorick on Wolfinger, 'Running the Rails: Capital and Labor in the Philadelphia Transit Industry'

James Wolfinger. Running the Rails: Capital and Labor in the Philadelphia Transit Industry. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2016. Illustrations. 304 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5017-0240-2.

Reviewed by Sharon McConnell-Sidorick (Independent Scholar) Published on H-Pennsylvania (November, 2016) Commissioned by Allen J. Dieterich-Ward

Author: 
Jean R. Soderlund
Reviewer: 
Kyle Repella

Repella on Soderlund, 'Lenape Country: Delaware Valley Society before William Penn'

Jean R. Soderlund. Lenape Country: Delaware Valley Society before William Penn. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014. 264 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4647-6.

Reviewed by Kyle Repella (University of Pennsylvania) Published on H-Pennsylvania (October, 2016) Commissioned by Allen J. Dieterich-Ward

Author: 
Chloe Taft
Reviewer: 
Tracy Neumann

Neumann on Taft, 'From Steel to Slots: Casino Capitalism in the Postindustrial City'

Chloe Taft. From Steel to Slots: Casino Capitalism in the Postindustrial City. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2016. 336 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-66049-6.

Reviewed by Tracy Neumann (Wayne State University) Published on H-Pennsylvania (September, 2016) Commissioned by Allen J. Dieterich-Ward

Author: 
Daniel K. Richter
Reviewer: 
Kurt Carr

Carr on Richter, 'Native Americans' Pennsylvania'

Daniel K. Richter. Native Americans' Pennsylvania. Mansfield: Pennsylvania Historical Association, 2005. Illustrations, maps. 100 pp. $12.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-932304-29-9.

Reviewed by Kurt Carr (State Museum of Pennsylvania) Published on H-Pennsylvania (August, 2016) Commissioned by Allen J. Dieterich-Ward

Author: 
Katie Day
Reviewer: 
Jonathan Goos

Goos on Day, 'Faith on the Avenue: Religion on a City Street'

Katie Day. Faith on the Avenue: Religion on a City Street. Photographs by Edd Conboy. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. xiv + 247 pp. $31.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-986002-9.

Reviewed by Jonathan Goos (Independent Scholar) Published on H-Pennsylvania (July, 2016) Commissioned by Allen J. Dieterich-Ward

Empowering the City: A Narrative of Faithful Communities on Germantown Avenue

Author: 
S. Scott Rohrer
Reviewer: 
Marcus Gallo

Gallo on Rohrer, 'Jacob Green’s Revolution: Radical Religion and Reform in a Revolutionary Age'

S. Scott Rohrer. Jacob Green’s Revolution: Radical Religion and Reform in a Revolutionary Age. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2014. 320 pp. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-271-06422-2; $79.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-271-06421-5.

Reviewed by Marcus Gallo (John Carroll University) Published on H-Pennsylvania (June, 2016) Commissioned by Allen J. Dieterich-Ward

Author: 
John L. Puckett, Mark Frazier Lloyd
Reviewer: 
Ethan Schrum

Schrum on Puckett and Lloyd, 'Becoming Penn: The Pragmatic American University, 1950-2000'

John L. Puckett, Mark Frazier Lloyd. Becoming Penn: The Pragmatic American University, 1950-2000. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015. Illustrations. 464 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4680-3.

Reviewed by Ethan Schrum (Azusa Pacific University) Published on H-Pennsylvania (June, 2016) Commissioned by Allen J. Dieterich-Ward

Author: 
William C. Kashatus
Reviewer: 
G. Terry Madonna

Madonna on Kashatus, 'Dapper Dan Flood: The Controversial Life of a Congressional Power Broker'

William C. Kashatus. Dapper Dan Flood: The Controversial Life of a Congressional Power Broker. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2015. 368 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-271-06755-1; $30.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-271-03618-2.

Reviewed by G. Terry Madonna (Franklin and Marshall College) Published on H-Pennsylvania (March, 2016) Commissioned by Allen J. Dieterich-Ward

Author: 
Karen Guenther
Reviewer: 
Silas Chamberlin

Chamberlin on Guenther, 'Sports in Pennsylvania'

Karen Guenther. Sports in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania History Studies Series. Mansfield: Pennsylvania Historical Association, 2007. Illustrations. 117 pp. $12.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-932304-39-8.

Reviewed by Silas Chamberlin (Schuylkill River National Heritage Area) Published on H-Pennsylvania (February, 2016) Commissioned by Allen J. Dieterich-Ward

Author: 
G. Terry Madonna
Reviewer: 
John McCarthy

McCarthy on Madonna, 'Pivotal Pennsylvania: Presidential Politics from FDR to the Twenty-first Century'

G. Terry Madonna. Pivotal Pennsylvania: Presidential Politics from FDR to the Twenty-first Century. Pennsylvania History Studies Series. Mansfield: Pennsylvania Historical Association, 2008. Illustrations. 126 pp. $14.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-932304-40-4.

Reviewed by John McCarthy (Robert Morris University) Published on H-Pennsylvania (February, 2016) Commissioned by Allen J. Dieterich-Ward

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