Reviews

Author: 
Kurt W. Carr, Roger W. Moeller
Reviewer: 
April Beisaw

Beisaw on Carr and Moeller, 'First Pennsylvanians: The Archaeology of Native Americans in Pennsylvania'

Kurt W. Carr, Roger W. Moeller. First Pennsylvanians: The Archaeology of Native Americans in Pennsylvania. University Park: Penn State University Press, 2015. Illustrations. 256 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-89271-150-5.

Reviewed by April Beisaw (Vassar College) Published on H-Pennsylvania (December, 2015) Commissioned by Allen J. Dieterich-Ward

Summarizing Pennsylvania’s Archaeological Past

Author: 
Marion W. Roydhouse
Reviewer: 
Susan Rimby

Rimby on Roydhouse, 'Women of Industry and Reform: Shaping the History of Pennsylvania, 1865-1940'

Marion W. Roydhouse. Women of Industry and Reform: Shaping the History of Pennsylvania, 1865-1940. University Park: Pennsylvania Historical Association, 2007. Illustrations. 106 pp. $12.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-932304-37-4.

Reviewed by Susan Rimby (Lock Haven University) Published on H-Pennsylvania (October, 2015) Commissioned by Allen J. Dieterich-Ward

A Wealth of Pennsylvania Women's Experiences

Author: 
Bill Conlogue
Reviewer: 
Aaron Cowan

Cowan on Conlogue, 'Here and There: Reading Pennsylvania's Working Landscapes'

Bill Conlogue. Here and There: Reading Pennsylvania's Working Landscapes. University Park: Penn State University Press, 2013. 216 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-271-06081-1; $69.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-271-06080-4.

Reviewed by Aaron Cowan (Slippery Rock University) Published on H-Pennsylvania (August, 2015) Commissioned by Allen J. Dieterich-Ward

Caring for Local Places in a Global Society

Author: 
Dawn G. Marsh
Reviewer: 
Richard Macmaster

Macmaster on Marsh, 'A Lenape among the Quakers: The Life of Hannah Freeman'

Dawn G. Marsh. A Lenape among the Quakers: The Life of Hannah Freeman. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2014. xii + 213 pp. $27.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8032-4840-3.

Reviewed by Richard Macmaster Published on H-Pennsylvania (February, 2015) Commissioned by Allen J. Dieterich-Ward

She "almost forgot to talk Indian": A Lenape Woman in Eighteenth-Century Chester County, Pennsylvania

Author: 
C. Alexander Hortis
Reviewer: 
Jeanine Mazak-Kahne

Mazak-Kahne on Hortis, 'The Mob and the City: The Hidden History of How the Mafia Captured New York'

C. Alexander Hortis. The Mob and the City: The Hidden History of How the Mafia Captured New York. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 2014. 382 pp. $24.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61614-923-9.

Reviewed by Jeanine Mazak-Kahne (Indiana University of Pennsylvania) Published on H-Pennsylvania (January, 2015) Commissioned by Allen J. Dieterich-Ward

Mobster's Metropolis: How the Mafia Came to Rule NYC

Author: 
Susan Rimby
Reviewer: 
Jessica DeWitt

DeWitt on Rimby, 'Mira Lloyd Dock and the Progressive Era Conservation Movement'

Susan Rimby. Mira Lloyd Dock and the Progressive Era Conservation Movement. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2012. Illustrations. xii + 208 pp. $64.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-271-05624-1; $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-271-05625-8.

Reviewed by Jessica DeWitt Published on H-Pennsylvania (September, 2014) Commissioned by Allen J. Dieterich-Ward

Bridging Environmental and Women's History: The Progressive Crusade of Mira Lloyd Dock

Author: 
Chris Musello Robert Steven Aibel, Jay Ruby, Ben Levin, Milton Machuca
Reviewer: 
David Walbert

Walbert on Robert Steven Aibel, 'A Country Auction (DVD)'

Chris Musello Robert Steven Aibel, Jay Ruby, Ben Levin, Milton Machuca. A Country Auction (DVD). Watertown: Documentary Educational Resources, 2012. DVD.

Reviewed by David Walbert Published on H-Pennsylvania (September, 2014) Commissioned by Allen J. Dieterich-Ward

Objects Out of Time: A Country Auction Thirty Years Later

Author: 
Judith Ann Giesberg
Reviewer: 
Robert Trombley

Trombley on Giesberg, 'Keystone State in Crisis: The Civil War in Pennsylvania'

Judith Ann Giesberg. Keystone State in Crisis: The Civil War in Pennsylvania. Mansfield: Pennsylvania Historical Association, 2013. 96 pp. $14.95, ISBN 978-1-932304-41-1.

Reviewed by Robert Trombley Published on H-Pennsylvania (September, 2014) Commissioned by Allen J. Dieterich-Ward

A Brief Overview of Pennsylvania’s Social and Political Issues during the Civil War

Author: 
Karsonya Wise Whitehead
Reviewer: 
Karol K. Weaver

Weaver on Whitehead, 'Notes from a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emilie Frances Davis'

Karsonya Wise Whitehead. Notes from a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emilie Frances Davis. Women's Diaries and Letters of the South Series. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2014. Illustrations. 280 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61117-352-9.

Reviewed by Karol K. Weaver (Susquehanna University) Published on H-Pennsylvania (September, 2014) Commissioned by Allen J. Dieterich-Ward

Generous Work

Author: 
Kathleen George
Reviewer: 
Beverly Tomek

Tomek on Kathleen George, 'The Johnstown Girls'

Kathleen George. The Johnstown Girls. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2014. Illustrations. 348 pp. $24.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8229-4431-7.

Reviewed by Beverly Tomek (University of Houston-Victoria.) Published on H-Pennsylvania (August, 2014) Commissioned by Allen J. Dieterich-Ward

A Subtle Exploration of Race, Class, and Gender Dynamics in a Gripping Narrative about a “Natural” Disaster

Author: 
Carolyn L. Kitch
Reviewer: 
John Bloom

Bloom on Kitch, 'Pennsylvania in Public Memory: Reclaiming the Industrial Past'

Carolyn L. Kitch. Pennsylvania in Public Memory: Reclaiming the Industrial Past. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2012. xi + 260 pp. $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-271-05219-9; ISBN 978-0-271-05220-5.

Reviewed by John Bloom (Shippensburg University) Published on H-Pennsylvania (August, 2014) Commissioned by Allen J. Dieterich-Ward

Author: 
Brian C. Black, Michael J. Chiarappa, eds.
Reviewer: 
Edward S. Slavishak

Slavishak on Black and Chiarappa, 'Nature's Entrepôt: Philadelphia's Urban Sphere and Its Environmental Thresholds'

Brian C. Black, Michael J. Chiarappa, eds. Nature's Entrepôt: Philadelphia's Urban Sphere and Its Environmental Thresholds. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2012. vi + 367 pp. $38.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8229-4417-1.

Reviewed by Edward S. Slavishak (Susquehanna University) Published on H-Pennsylvania (July, 2014) Commissioned by Allen J. Dieterich-Ward

A Hard-Packed City

Author: 
James Michael Lindgren
Reviewer: 
Sharon Ann Holt

Holt on Lindgren, 'Preserving South Street Seaport: The Dream and Reality of a New York Urban Renewal District'

James Michael Lindgren. Preserving South Street Seaport: The Dream and Reality of a New York Urban Renewal District. New York: New York University Press, 2014. 384 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4798-2557-8.

Reviewed by Sharon Ann Holt Published on H-Pennsylvania (July, 2014) Commissioned by Allen J. Dieterich-Ward

Right or Wrong, You Can Be Just as Dead: The Story of South Street Seaport Museum

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