What does citizenship mean? What are its rights and obligations? Who should be welcomed as a citizen and who excluded? These questions have come to the forefront of the current presidential race, but anxiety and controversy about what citizenship means have been a common refrain in America’s—and Pennsylvania’s—history. This issue of Legacies explores how Pennsylvanians have understood, exercised, and fought for citizenship from the earliest days of the republic to the present day.
- Note from the Editor: Defining Citizenship in the Keystone State | Rachel Moloshok
- Window on the Collections: To Make an American | Hali Han
- Language, Ethnicity, and Citizenship in the Early Republic | Birte Pfleger
- "The Same Power which Protects the White Man Should Protect the Black": Pennsylvania, Black Citizenship Rights, and Slavery in the 19th Century | Andrew Diemer
- Cracking the Door: "Mr. Immigration" and the Hungarian Refugee Crisis, 1956-57 | Adam T. Bentz
- Making Loyal Pennsylvanians: Citizenship Education from the Founding of the Commonwealth to Modern Times | William W. Cutler III
- Teachers' Turn: Questions about Citizenship, Then and Now | Edward W. Johnson
- Generations: Researching United States Citizenship in Pennsylvania | Jefferson M. Moak
- Legacies for Kids | Christopher A. Brown
- Book and Website Reviews | Sarah Duda
- Food for Thought: The Fifth Way: Journey to Citizenship | Judith Bernstein-Baker, Esq.
Pennsylvania Legacies, HSP's semi-annual illustrated history magazine, explores a variety of topics in Pennsylvania history for the curious reader. Legacies is available as a benefit to Friends of HSP. Friends of HSP at the Researcher level receive a printed copy of each issue. Friends of HSP at the Patron and above level also recieve digital access to past issues. Legacies is also available as a separate subscription.