A Guide To The History Of Pennsylvania

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From William Penn's treaty with the Indians, to the suffering of troops at Valley Forge, the gallantry at Gettysburg, and the early development of the petroleum industry, Pennsylvania has often been at center stage in the evolution of the nation. Yet despite this record, the historical literature on the state is not as well known as that of many other states. This volume will remedy that deficiency by assessing the vast wealth of materials on the political, social, economic, and cultural development of the ...

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From William Penn's treaty with the Indians, to the suffering of troops at Valley Forge, the gallantry at Gettysburg, and the early development of the petroleum industry, Pennsylvania has often been at center stage in the evolution of the nation. Yet despite this record, the historical literature on the state is not as well known as that of many other states. This volume will remedy that deficiency by assessing the vast wealth of materials on the political, social, economic, and cultural development of the Keystone State. In a series of historiographical chapters, each devoted to a specific chronological period, the contributors present a thorough and informed analysis of the most important and significant literature, thereby providing a useful companion to printed bibliographies.

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An assessment of the vast wealth of materials on the political, social, economic, and cultural development of the state of William Penn, Valley Forge, Gettysburg, and the early petroleum industry. In a series of historiographical chapters, each devoted to a specific chronological period, the contributors present a thorough and informed analysis of the most important literature, thereby providing a companion to the printed bibliographies. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Meet the Author

DENNIS B. DOWNEY is a Professor of History at Millersville University of Pennsylvania.

FRANCIS J. BREMER is Professor of History at Millersville University of Pennsylvania.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Abbreviations
Pt. 1 The Historical Literature 1
1 Indian Pennsylvania 3
2 Early Settlement and Peacetime Politics, 1680-1750 57
3 Revolutionary Pennsylvania, 1760-1790 91
4 Democratic Pennsylvania, 1790-1850 149
5 Pennsylvania and the American Civil War 201
6 Industrial Pennsylvania, 1876-1919 237
7 Modern Pennsylvania, 1919-1990 285
Pt. 2 Research Collections 339
8 Archives and Manuscript Repositories 341
College/University Archives 346
Corporate Archives 361
Historical Libraries/Societies 369
Public Repositories 392
Subject/Theme Collections 408
Index 453
About the Editors and Contributors 485
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