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Pennsylvania History

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Pennsylvania: A History of the Commonwealth

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The Keystone State, so nicknamed because it was geographically situated in the middle of the thirteen original colonies and played a crucial role in the founding of the United States, has remained at the heart of American history. Created partly as a safe haven for people from all walks of life, Pennsylvania is today the home of diverse cultures, religions, ethnic groups, social classes, and occupations. Many ideas, institutions, and interests that were first formed or tested in Pennsylvania spread across America and beyond, and continue to inform American culture, society, and politics. This book tells that story—and more. It recenters Pennsylvania in the American historical narrative.

Pennsylvania: A History of the Commonwealth offers fresh perspectives on the Keystone State from a distinguished array of scholars who view the history of this Commonwealth critically and honestly, using the latest and best scholarship to give a modern account of Pennsylvania's past. They do so by emphasizing the evolution of Pennsylvania as a place and an idea. The book, the first comprehensive history of Pennsylvania in almost three decades, sets the Pennsylvania story in the larger context of national social, cultural, economic, and political development. Without sacrificing treatment of the influential leaders who made Pennsylvania history, the book focuses especially on the lives of everyday people over the centuries. It also magnifies historical events by examining the experiences of local communities throughout the state.

Pennsylvania: A History of the Commonwealth is divided into two parts. Part I offers a narrative history of the Commonwealth, paying special attention to the peopling process (the movement of people into, around, and out from the state); the ways people defined and defended communities; the forms of economic production; the means of transportation and communication; the character, content, and consequences of people's values; and the political cultures that emerged from the kinds of society, economy, and culture each period formed and sustained. Part II offers a series of "Ways to Pennsylvania's Past"nine concise guides designed to enable readers to discover Pennsylvania's heritage for themselves. Geography, architecture, archaeology, folklore and folklife, genealogy, photography, art, oral history, and literature are all discussed as methods of uncovering and understanding the past. Each chapter is especially attuned to Pennsylvania's place in the larger American context, and a Foreword, Introduction, and Epilogue to Part I explore general themes throughout the state's history. An important feature of the book is the large selection of illustrations—more than 400 prints, maps, photographs, and paintings carefully chosen from repositories across the state and beyond, to show how Pennsylvanians have lived, worked, and played through the centuries. This book is the result of a unique collaboration between Penn State Press and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC), the official history agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Together they gathered scholars from all over the Commonwealth to envision a new history of the Keystone State and commit their resources to make imagining and writing a new history possible.

The history of Pennsylvania from its earliest settlement to the present time

By William Henry Carpenter 1813-1899. [from old catalog] Arthur T. S. (Timothy Shay) 1809-1885 joint author

Library of Congress
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This reproduction was printed from a digital file created at the Library of Congress as part of an extensive scanning effort started with a generous donation from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The Library is pleased to offer much of its public domain holdings free of charge online and at a modest price in this printed format. Seeing these older volumes from our collections rediscovered by new generations of readers renews our own passion for books and scholarship.

Pennsylvania: A Portrait of the Keystone State

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Discover every corner of Pennsylvania, from the place where theUnited States began to the shores of Lake Erie to the first-class cityof Pittsburgh, historic Scranton, and the rural farmland,forestland, and small towns in between. Visit Pennsylvania'shistoric sites, which are also the nation's historic sites because somany important events took place here. View the birthplaceof the only US president from Pennsylvania, trees over 450 years old,the place where oil was first discovered, the peaceful Amishcountryside, historic colonial buildings, and modern metropolitancities. Through striking images and detailed captions, join the photographer on a journey of one ofthe country's most significant and diverse states.

History of Pennsylvania

By Philip S. Klein

Pennsylvania State Univ Pr (Txt)
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History of Pennsylvania
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Acclaimed as the standard history of the Keystone State, this book has been updated to cover the 1978 gubernatorial election as well as other developments - political, economic, social, and cultural - during the six years since publication of the original edition.Dozens of new illustrations have been added throughout the book, and both the text and the chapter-end bibliographies take account of significant recent scholarship.

Pennsylvania's Allegheny Mountains: The First Frontier (Regional Histories)

By Dave Hurst

The History Press
Released: 2009-08-01
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Bands of Iroquois, the ill-fated General Braddock and Gilded Age tycoons have all roamed Pennsylvania’s Allegheny Mountains. The rough peaks and dense woods of the Alleghenies were the nation’s first barrier to westward expansion. From frontier skirmishes and daring escapes along the Underground Railroad to the triumphs and tragedies of the Industrial Revolution, local journalist Dave Hurst explores the fascinating history and distinctive culture of the region. He regales readers with tales of fly-fishing, bold outdoorsmen, the legend of Johnny Appleseed and the origins of the banana split to capture the essence of Pennsylvania’s Allegheny Mountains.

Bigfoot in Pennsylvania: A History of Wild-Men, Gorillas, and Other Hairy Monsters in the Keystone State

By Timothy Renner

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Bigfoot in Pennsylvania: A History of Wild-Men, Gorillas, and Other Hairy Monsters in the Keystone State
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Though the terms “Bigfoot” and “Sasquatch” have only been in our popular vocabulary since the late 1950s, people have been seeing large, bipedal, hairy monsters for as long as we’ve been keeping record. From the myths of early man, to medieval manuscripts, to the earliest newspapers, these creatures make appearances by various names, but their described appearance and behavior seem to suggest Bigfoot has been hiding in the woods beside us for as long as we can remember. Old newspaper articles call the creatures “wild men”, “gorillas”, “hairy giants”, “ape-men”, and “spooks” - but the reports describe large, hairy, man-like creatures crying out with unearthly, eerie howls and leaving strange footprints in their wake. Collecting newspaper reports from the 1830s through the 1920s, the articles in this volume show that Bigfoot is not new, nor is it a phenomenon confined to the Northwest United States and Canada. Bigfoot creatures seem to have been roaming Pennsylvania for as long as anyone can remember. Herein are strange tales of wild-women abducting children; frightening wild-men slaughtering livestock; and giant gorillas roaming over the hills of Pennsylvania. Read about huge, bare footprints found in the snow and mud; ape-men attacking humans; and weird, hairy beings creeping across farm, field, and forest.

PENNSYLVANIA History & Genealogy on DVD - 164 books - Ancestry, Records, Family

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Partial List of Contents

A Collection of Upwards to Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and other Immigrants in Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776: With a statement of the names of ships, whence they sailed, and the date of their arrival at Philadelphia by Daniel Israel Rupp - (1876) - 554 pages

Adams County in the World War: April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918 by Percy S. Eichelberger - (1921) - 310 pages

Chester (and its Vicinity,) Delaware County, in Pennsylvania: with Genealogical Sketches of some old families by John Hill Martin - (1877) - 552 pages

Hart's History and Directory of the three towns, Brownsville, Bridgeport, West Brownsville by John Percy Hart- (1904) - 710 pages

History of Armstrong County, Pennsylvania by Robert Walter Smith - (1883) - 790 pages

Record of Pennsylvania Marriage Licenses prior to 1810, Vol 2 by Helen Jordon - (1908) - 104 pages

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Genealogical and personal history of western Pennsylvania; VOLUME 3

By John Woolf Jordan

Released: 2013-08-29
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Genealogical and personal history of western Pennsylvania; VOLUME 3
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Genealogical and personal history of western Pennsylvania. Volume 3. 868 Pages.

Pennsylvania History: Essays and Documents

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An edited collection of primary and secondary documents on Pennsylvania's role in national and international events from Penn's time to the present.The book introduces the complexities of the modern world by investigating the wide array of peoples and interests that have defined Pennsylvania's"pluralistic past.Issues that are relevant to our twenty-first century world, such as race, ethnicity, gender, class, religion, politics, culture, labor, immigration, migration, war, rebellion, industrialization, de-industrialization, and transportation, etc.,are explored through the lives and experiences of ordinary as well as extraordinary Pennsylvanians. This work presents the perspectives of working historians and of the diverse peoples they chronicle.

Pennsylvania: What's So Great About State (Arcadia Kids)

By Kate Boehm Jerome

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Released: 2011-05-02
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Pennsylvania: What s So Great About State (Arcadia Kids)
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Arcadia Kids is a new series of fun, colorful, easy-to-read books for children ages 7-11 featuring attention-grabbing cover art, inviting conversational style content, and vivid full-color images of landmarks and geography. Parents, grandparents, and savvy shoppers will appreciate the feel good factor of purchasing books that are both fun AND educational.DO YOU KNOW… WHY Pennsylvania is known as the birthplace of the nation? (Hint: It has to do with ideas and ink!) WHAT famous place in Pennsylvania has more than 1,400 monuments and markers? (Hint: It honors both "sides.") Find these answers and more in the Pennsylvania edition of What's So Great About This State? TM

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