PMHB, January 2009

PMHB, January 2009







Front Matter


The Lancaster County Cholera Epidemic of 1854 and the Challenge to the Miasma Theory of Disease
by John B. Osborne

Reconstructing Philadelphia: African Americans and the Politics of the Post-Civil War North
by Andrew Diemer

The Assimilation of German Immigrants into a Pennsylvania German Township, 1840-1900
by Robert F. Hueston

Notes and Documents

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

Book Reviews

Pencak, Jews and Gentiles in Early America, 1654-1800
by Leonard Dinnerstein

Eustace, Passion Is the Gale: Emotion, Power, and the Coming of the American Revolution
by Richard Godbeer

Bric, Ireland, Philadelphia and the Re-Invention of America, 1760-1800
by Richard K. MacMaster

Hall and Hall, eds., Collected Works of James Wilson, 2 vols.
by Richard Leffler

Newman, Freedom's Prophet: Bishop Richard Allen, the AME Church, and the Black Founding Fathers
by Erica Armstrong Dunbar

Formisano, For the People: American Populist Movements from the Revolution to the 1850s
by Andrew Shankman

Dunbar, A Fragile Freedom: African American Women and Emancipation in the Antebellum City
by Emma Lapsansky-Werner

Gross, Colored Amazons: Crime, Violence, and Black Women in the City of Brotherly Love
by Lillian Serece Williams

Cole, Wobblies on the Waterfront: Interracial Unionism in Progressive-Era Philadelphia
by Walter Licht

Hamilton, Rising from the Wilderness: J. W. Gitt and His Legendary Newspaper, the "Gazette and Daily" of York, Pa.
by Ford Risley