PMHB, October 2017

PMHB, October 2017


This special issue of PMHB explores stories from the rich history of education in Pennsylvania and highlights "hidden gems" for researchers interested in learning more about this topic.

Education in Pennsylvania History

Guest Edited by Jonathan Zimmerman and William W. Cutler III



Front Matter

by Christina Larocco

Review Essay

Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and the Historiography of Urban Public Education in Pennsylvania
by William W. Cutler III


Selling Gentility and Pretending Morality: Education and Newspaper Advertisements in Philadelphia, 1765–75
by Carl Robert Keyes
Philadelphia's Free Military School and the Radicalization of Wartime Officer Education, 1863–64
by Zachery A. Fry
Nellie Rathbone Bright: Acclaimed Author, Educator Activist, Un-American Woman?
by Erika M. Kitzmiller

The Reluctant President: Gaylord P. Harnwell and American University Leadership after World War II
by Ethan Schrum

Hidden Gems

The Michael Zinman Collection of Printing for the Blind
by Erika Piola
John Seely Hart's “Lectures on the Public Schools of Philadelphia, 1849”
by Margery N. Sly
The Raymond Walters Diaries: The Swarthmore College Days (1925–32)
by Robert Earnest Miller
New Light on the History of Correspondence Schools
by Robert L. Hampel
High School Yearbooks: Using and Preserving "The Record"
by Catherine D'Ignazio

Pa'lante in Pennsylvania: Puerto Rican Educational and Cultural Organizing through Aspira Inc. of Pennsylvania
by Lauren Lefty

Back Matter