Scholars will find many resources to support their work here at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, from the unique manuscript collections cared for by the Society, to fellowships to support research in those collections, to publications through which to share their work with others.


The reverse underground railroad—the black market underworld in which legally free people were kidnapped and traded as slaves—has been thrust into the public spotlight with the recent release of the critically acclaimed film 12 Years a Slave....