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New Issue of PMHB Free Online - 1 Week Only

Friday, January 22, 2016

PHILADELPHIA, PA - The January 2016 issue of the Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography (PMHB) has now been published. The issue features essays exploring various facets of Pennsylvania history, an overview of recently processed collections at HSP, and book reviews. 

From January 27 through February 3, the new issue of PMHB will be freely available to readClick here to start exploring the issue.

Contents include:

  • The Christian Deist Writings of Benjamin Franklin | Joseph Waligore
  • “Painful Leisure” and “Awful Business”: Female Death Workers in Pennsylvania | Karol K. Weaver
  • The New Psychology in the Modern University: James McKeen Cattell and William Pepper at the University of Pennsylvania, 1880-1891 | Michael M. Sokal
  • The Mason-Dixon Survey at 250 Years: Recent Investigations | Janine Black and Barry Arkles
  • Newly Available and Processed Collections at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania | Rachel Moloshok and HSP Archives Staff
  • Book reviews on topics ranging from the Marquis de Lafayette to the United Flight 93 Memorial.

We also extend our warm welcome to PMHB's new editor, Christina Larocco.

The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, HSP's scholarly magazine published since 1877, is one of the country's most prestigious state historical journals. PMHB is a benefit of membership and is also available to individual and institutional subscribers in print & digital formats.

Online access to the full run of PMHB, from 1877 to the present, is available on JSTOR to subscribers and to upper-level HSP members. Visit for more information.

Beginning this year, PMHB has moved to a new schedule. The journal will now be published three times per year – in January, April, and October – allowing PMHB staff to produce a special topical issue each year.