PMHB, January 2018

PMHB, January 2018


Read all about financial panics in 18th-century Philadelphia, the evolution of a popular ballad from the War of 1812, the letters of a female inmate at Eastern State Penitentiary, and new collections at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania in the January 2018 issue of PMHB.


Front Matter

by Christina Larocco


"Never Did I See So Universal a Frenzy": The Panic of 1791 and the Republicanization of Philadelphia
by Scott C. Miller

The Many Lives of James Bird: From "Mournful" Ballad to Nostalgic Legend
by Traci Langworthy

"She is the beauty of this place": Elizabeth Velora Elwell and the Role of Prisoner Participation and Deviance at Eastern State Penitentiary
by Rebecca Capobianco

Notes and Documents

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

Book Reviews

Bird, Press and Speech under Assault: The Early Supreme Court Justices, the Sedition Act of 1789, and the Campaign against Dissent
by Sonja R. West

Dun, Dangerous Neighbors: Making the Haitian Revolution in Early America
by Peter Kotowski

Manion, Liberty's Prisoners: Carceral Culture in Early America
by Paul Kahan

Milroy, The Grid and the River: Philadelphia's Green Places, 1682-1876
by Bruce Stephenson

Maddox, The Parker Sisters: A Border Kidnapping
by Patricia A. Reid

Christianson, Franco, and Hummel, eds., Gettysburg: The Quest for Meaning
by Daniel W. Farrell

Longazel, Undocumented Fears: Immigration and the Politics of Divide and Conquer in Hazleton, Pennsylvania
by Lise Nelson

Back Matter