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Pennsylvania : a history of the Commonwealth

Author: Randall M Miller; William Pencak
Publisher: University Park : Pennsylvania State University Press ; Harrisburg, Pa. : Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, ©2002.
Series: Keystone book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume offers perspectives on the Pennsylvania or the Keystone State as it has been nicknamed from scholars who view the history of this Commonwealth critically and honestly, giving a modern  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Randall M Miller; William Pencak
ISBN: 0271022132 9780271022130 0271022140 9780271022147
OCLC Number: 50956539
Notes: "A keystone book."
Description: xxxi, 654 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 28 cm
Contents: The first Pennsylvanians / Daniel K. Richter --
Encounter and experiment : the Colonial period / Susan E. Klepp --
The promise of revolution : 1750-1800 / William Pencak --
Building democratic communities : 1800-1850 / Emma Lapsansky --
Civil wars : 1850-1900 / Walter Licht --
Reforming the Commonwealth : 1900-1950 / David R. Contosta --
The postindustrial age : 1950-2000 / Philip Jenkins --
The making and unmaking of the Pennsylvanian empire / Michael Zuckerman --
Geography / Wilbur Zelinsky --
Architecture / Richard J. Webster --
Archaeology / Verna L. Cowin --
Folklore and folklife / Simon J. Bronner --
Genealogy / James M. Beidler --
Photography / Linda Ries --
Art / Randall M. Miller and William Pencak --
Oral history / Linda Shopes --
Literature / David Demarest.
Series Title: Keystone book.
Responsibility: edited by Randall M. Miller and William Pencak.

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"This fresh, interpretive history is highly recommended for its attention paid to the people of Pennsylvania and the process of historical inquiry and methodology."--Pennsylvania Magazine of History Read more...

 
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