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Gettysburg Religion: Refinement, Diversity, and Race in the Antebellum and Civil War Border North In the borderland between slavery and freedom, Gettysburg remains among the most legendary landmarks of the American Civil War, asserts Steve Longenecker, author of Gettysburg Religion: Refinement, Diversity, and Race in the Antebellum and Civil War Border North (Fordham University Press, 2014,...
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The Civil War in Pennsylvania: The African American Experience Samuel W. Black, editor of a collection of eight essays comprising The Civil War in Pennsylvania: The African American Experience (Senator John Heinz History Center in partnership with Pennsylvania Civil War 150, 2013, paper, 239 pages, $29.95), contends, “In various ways African Americans have been fighting for freedom for several...
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The PHMC has released yet another archival tool, Guide to the Record Groups in the Pennsylvania State Archives, compiled and edited by Frank M. Suran. The volume describes the provincial and state public records available for research in the Pennsylvania State Archives. The indexed guide sells for $5 plus tax from the PHMC, Division of History, Box 1026, Harrisburg 17120.   The Pennsylvania...
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The Central Pennsylvania Genealogical Society has just published its second book in a genealogical series. Genealogical Resources in Pattee Library, The Pennsylvania State University: With Special Reference to Pennsylvania (159 pages), edited by Leon J. Stout, is priced at $7.50 and can be ordered from the society, Box 403, Boalsburg 16827.   A Guide to the Records of Special Commissions in...
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An exhibition of 140 early photographs at the Library Company of Philadelphia will be accompanied by a new Dover publication. Nineteenth-Century Photography in Philadelphia, by Kenneth Finkel, the Library Company curator of prints. To order the publication, contact the author at the Library Company, 1314 Locust St., Philadelphia 19107.   The Economic Development Council of Northeastern...
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The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Box 1026, Harrisburg 17120, has released four new books. (1) Conestoga Crossroads: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1730-1790 (305 pages), by Jerome H. Wood, Jr., an early history of the first of America’s inland cities, is available for $8.50. (2) The Historical Society as Fund­Raiser and Nonprofit Corporation: A Guide (22 pages), by Matthew S....
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The Economic Development in the Philadelphia Region, 1810-1850, winner of the Columbia University Prize in American Eco­nomic History in Honor of Allan Nevins, analyzes the foundations of the modern industrial growth of the Philadelphia area. This ex­cellent 255-page cloth-bound study by Diane Lindstrom is published by the Columbia University Press and can be ordered from them at 136 South...
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John Miley, chief curator of Independence National Historical Park, and George Fistrovich, head photographer at the Winterthur Museum, have put together Treasures of Independence: Indepen­dence National Historical Park and Its Collections. This colorful and beautifully illustrated book is published by Mayflower-Main Street Press, 575 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10022 and priced at $25.  ...
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The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission has recently released Oral History in Pennsylvania, by Matthew S. Magda, a summary guide to the PHMC’s oral history collections. Those interested in ordering a copy should send $1.50 (plus tax for Pa. residents) to the PHMC, Division of History, Bureau of Archives and History, Box 1026, Harrisburg 17120.   The University of Pittsburgh...
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The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Box 1026. Harrisburg 17120 has released three new books. Unity from Diversity (89 pages), compiled and edited by Louis M. Waddell, features extracts from selected Pennsylvania Colonial Documents from 1681 to 1780 and can be purchased for $4. The Guide to Genealogical Sources at the Pennsylvania State Archives (120 pages). by Robert M. Dructor,...
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