PMHB, April 2015

PMHB, April 2015







Front matter


"This Scourge of Confinement": James Morton's Experiences of Incarceration in the Antebellum United States
by Jonathan Nash

Expert Vision: J. Horace McFarland in the Woods
by Edward Slavishak

Notes and Documents

The Civil War Letters of Tillman Valentine, Third US Colored Troops
by Jonathan W. White, Katie Fisher, and Elizabeth Wall

Newly Available and Processed Collections at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania
by Rachel Moloshok and HSP Archives Staff

Review Essay

Getting History's Words Right: Diaries of Emilie Davis
by Ann D. Gordon

Book Reviews

Richter, Trade Land, Power: The Struggle for Eastern North America
by Daniel P. Barr

Thompson, The Contest for the Delaware Valley: Allegiance, Identity, and Empire in the Seventeenth Century
by Jason R. Sellers

David, Dunmore’s New World: The Extraordinary Life of a Royal Governor in Revolutionary America, with Jacobites, Counterfeiters, Land Schemes, Ship Wrecks, Scalping, Indian Politics, Runaway Slaves, and Two Illegal Royal Weddings
by R. William Weisberger

Miller, Dangerous Guests: Enemy Captives and Revolutionary Communities during the War for Independence
by Richard K. MacMaster

Abrams, Revolutionary Medicine: The Founding Fathers and Mothers in Sickness and in Health
by Marcia D. Nichols

Myrsiades, Law and Medicine in Revolutionary America: Dissecting the “Rush v. Cobbett” Trial, 1799
by Marcia D. Nichols

Martin, Government by Dissent: Protest, Resistance, and Radical Democratic Thought in the Early American Republic
by Michael J. Faber

Wellenreuther, Citizens in a Strange Land: A Study of German-American Broadsides and Their Meaning for Germans in North America, 1730–1830
by Simone A. Wegge

Kapsch, Over the Alleghenies: Early Canals and Railroads of Pennsylvania
by Will B. Mackintosh

Giesberg, Keystone State in Crisis: The Civil War in Pennsylvania
by Matthew Pinsker

Hoover, Philadelphia Spiritualism: The Curious Case of Katie King
by Timothy W. Kneeland

Kahan, The Homestead Strike: Labor, Violence, and American Industry
by David Huyssen

Murray, On a Great Battlefield: The Making, Management, and Memory of the Gettysburg National Military Park, 1933–2013
by Peter C. Vermilyea

Perkiss, Making Good Neighbors: Civil Rights, Liberalism, and Integration in Postwar Philadelphia
by Charles Hardy III

Conlogue, Here and There: Reading Pennsylvania’s Working Landscapes
by C. Elizabeth Raymond