The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography

Vol. 136, No. 1, January 2012

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  2. Articles
  3. Notes and Documents
  4. Book Reviews
    • Review (pp. 93-94)
      Before the Revolution: America’s Ancient Pasts. (Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011. 502 pp. Illustrations, notes, further reading, index. $35.) by Daniel K. Richter
      Review by: Peter Charles Hoffer
      DOI: 10.5215/pennmaghistbio.136.1.0093
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    • Review (pp. 94-95)
      The Edge of the Woods: Iroquoia, 1534-1701. (East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University Press, 2010. xlix, 474 pp. Illustrations, maps, notes, bibliography, index. $49.95.) by Jon Parmenter
      Review by: Daniel K. Richter
      DOI: 10.5215/pennmaghistbio.136.1.0094
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    • Review (pp. 95-96)
      “The Good Education of Youth”: Worlds of Learning in the Age of Franklin. (New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2009. 641 pp. Illustrations, drawings, maps. $49.95.) Edited by John Pollack
      Review by: Keith Pacholl
      DOI: 10.5215/pennmaghistbio.136.1.0095
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    • Review (pp. 96-97)
      Transoceanic Radical, William Duane: National Identity and Empire, 1760-1835. (London: Pickering & Chatto, 2007. Illustrations, notes, works cited, index. $99.) by Nigel Little
      Review by: Seth Cotlar
      DOI: 10.5215/pennmaghistbio.136.1.0096
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    • Review (pp. 98-99)
      The Civil War of 1812: American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, and Indian Allies. (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2010. 620 pp. Illustrations, maps, notes, bibliography, index. $35 cloth; $18 paper.) by Alan Taylor
      Review by: R. William Weisberger
      DOI: 10.5215/pennmaghistbio.136.1.0098
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    • Review (pp. 99-100)
      Border War: Fighting over Slavery before the Civil War. (Chapel Hill,: University of North Carolina Press, 2010. 312 pp. Illustrations, map, notes, bibliography, index. $30.) by Stanley Harrold
      Review by: Stephen Rockenbach
      DOI: 10.5215/pennmaghistbio.136.1.0099
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    • Review (pp. 100-101)
      Lucretia Mott’s Heresy: Abolition and Women’s Rights in Nineteenth-Century America. (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011. 288 pp. Illustrations, notes, index. $45.) by Carol Faulkner
      Review by: Beverly Tomek
      DOI: 10.5215/pennmaghistbio.136.1.0100
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    • Review (pp. 102-103)
      Tasting Freedom: Octavius Catto and the Battle for Equality in Civil War America. (Philadelphia:Temple University Press, 2010. 632 pp. Notes, bibliography, index, illustrations. $35.) by Daniel R. Biddle, Murray Dubin
      Review by: Andrew Diemer
      DOI: 10.5215/pennmaghistbio.136.1.0102
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    • Review (pp. 103-104)
      Remembering Chester County: Stories from Valley Forge to Coatesville. (Charleston, SC: History Press, 2010. 128 pp. Illustrations, bibliography. $19.99.) by Susannah Brody
      Review by: Steven G. Gimber
      DOI: 10.5215/pennmaghistbio.136.1.0103
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    • Review (pp. 104-105)
      A Brief History of Scranton, Pennsylvania. (Charleston, SC: History Press, 2009. 144 pp. Illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. $19.99.) by Cheryl A. Kashuba; Industrial Pioneers: Scranton, Pennsylvania, and the Transformation of America, 1840-1902. (Archbald, PA: Tribute Books, 2010. 142 pp. Bibliography, index. $19.95.) by Patrick Brown
      Review by: Martin W. Wilson
      DOI: 10.5215/pennmaghistbio.136.1.0104
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    • Review (pp. 105-106)
      Snow Hill: In the Shadows of the Ephrata Cloister. (Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 2010. 167 pp. Illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. $45.) by Denise A. Seachrist
      Review by: Elizabeth Lewis Pardoe
      DOI: 10.5215/pennmaghistbio.136.1.0105
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