Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography

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.

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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. See our membership page and subscription page for more information.


Latest Issue

Volume: 139, Number: 2


In this issue: experiences of early American incarceration, the selling of the Pennsylvania wilderness experience, letters from a soldier in the United States Colored Troops, recent publications of Emilie Davis's Civil War diary, newly available collections at HSP, and more.


The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography is issuing a call for articles to be included in a special issue on education in Pennsylvania’s history, scheduled for an October 2017 publication.