PMHB, April 2017

PMHB, April 2017


The April 2017 issue of PMHB explores the career of Moravian snuff maker Christopher Demuth, the Civil War politics of Pennsylvania governor Andrew Curtin, and newly discovered antislavery writings of William Southeby.


Front matter


Christopher Demuth: From "Single Brother" to Celebrated Snuff Maker
by Diane Wenger

Andrew Curtin and the Politics of Union
by Jack Furniss

Notes and Documents

"To Friends and All Whom It May Concerne": William Southeby's Rediscovered 1696 Antislavery Protest
by Nicholas P. Wood and Jean R. Soderlund

Book Reviews

Tomlin, A Divinity for All Persuasions: Almanacs and Early American Religious Life
by Sonia Hazard

Crabtree, Holy Nation: The Transatlantic Quaker Ministry in an Age of Revolution
by Neva Jean Specht

Griffin et al., eds., Between Sovereignty and Anarchy: The Politics of Violence in the American Revolutionary Era
by Christopher J. Bilodeau

Aden, Upon the Ruins of Liberty: Slavery, the President's House at Independence National Historic Park, and Public Memory
by Seth C. Bruggeman

Foner, Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad
by Cheryl Janifer LaRoche

Kashatus, Abraham Lincoln, the Quakers, and the Civil War: "A Trial of Principle and Faith"
by Steven Gimber

Netsky, Klezmer: Music and Community in Twentieth-Century Jewish Philadelphia
by Meredith R. Aska McBride

Kobus, City of Steel: How Pittsburth Became the World's Steelmaking Capital during the Carnegie Era
by John N. Ingham

Wolfinger, Running the Rails: Capital and Labor in the Philadelphia Transit Industry
by Marc Kagan