Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies <p><em><strong>Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies</strong></em> is a quarterly journal that publishes the best of current scholarship on the history of the Commonwealth and the region. In addition to regular articles, the journal features annotated documents, book reviews, and reviews of museum exhibits, films, and historical collections. Published since 1934,<em> <span class="bold">Pennsylvania History</span></em> is the official journal of the <a href="">Pennsylvania Historical Association (PHA)</a>.</p> <p>This site, created by the Pennsylvania State University Libraries and Penn State Press in cooperation with the PHA, is the official digital archive of <em>Pennsylvania History</em>. Here readers will find all back issues of the journal -- beginning with Vol. 1 (1934) through 5 years behind the current volume. 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The Search filter options page can be accessed by choosing the Search text next to the search box.<br></em></p> <p><em>CLICK ON THE ARCHIVES TAB&nbsp; TO BROWSE ISSUES BY YEAR OF PUBLICATION.</em></p> <p>For questions regarding any part of Pennsylvania's history and the content of the journal, please contact Eric Novotny, History Librarian at Penn State University Libraries (</p> <p>For questions about journal hosting and OJS, please contact Ally Laird, Open Publishing Program Specialist, Penn State University Libraries (</p> Pennsylvania Historical Association (PHA) en-US Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies 0031-4528 <p><em>Pennsylvania History</em> is the official journal of the Pennsylvania Historical Association, and copyright remains with PHA as the publisher of this journal.&nbsp;</p> Pennsylvania History, vol. 80, no. 4, Fall 2013 (Full Issue) <p>Articles Include:</p> <ul> <li>The Quaker Cunning Folk: The Astrology, Magic, and Divination of Philip Roman and Sons in Colonial Chester County, Pennsylvania&nbsp;by&nbsp;Frank Bruckerl</li> <li>The British in Pittsburgh: POWs in the War of 1812&nbsp;by&nbsp;Ross Hassigi</li> <li>Extorting Philadelphia: Commodore Beresford and the Vixen Parolees&nbsp;by&nbsp;Ross Hassig</li> </ul> <p>Also included: obituary, book reviews, contributors and announcements.</p> - - Copyright (c) 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 i 557 Frontmatter: Pennsylvania History, vol. 80, no. 4 <p>Table of Contents, Submission Information, Important Notices, Editors and Editorial Board, About the Pennsylvania Historical Association</p> - Pennsylvania Historical Association Copyright (c) 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 i v The Quaker Cunning Folk: The Astrology, Magic, and Divination of Philip Roman and Sons in Colonial Chester County, Pennsylvania <p>Although popular culture has awarded Massachusetts the distinction of being recognized as America's "witchcraft capital," it was Pennsylvania's earliest practitioners of the mystical arts who quietly fostered the archetype of the American "cunning man." Much like their European brethren, these hybrid practitioners of the occult arts often paired the esoteric worldview of the Renaissance magus with the practicality of the traditional sorcerer.</p> Frank Bruckerl Copyright (c) 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 479 500 The British in Pittsburgh: POWs in the War of 1812 <p>Far from the Atlantic seaboard and the Canadian frontier,Pittsburgh was not expected to play a major role in the War of 1812. But it became involved in military affairs even before the start of the war, with Fort Fayette acting as a staging point for troops going down the Ohio River to more westerly posts, notably at Newport, Kentucky, opposite Cincinnati. After Congress declared war on Great Britain on June 18, 1812, troops marched from Pittsburgh to posts along the Canadian frontier in northern Ohio and Michigan. For much of the war, too, Pittsburgh also played a little-known role as a prisoner-of-war (POW) depot for British soldiers and sailors.</p> Ross Hassig Copyright (c) 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 501 518 Extorting Philadelphia: Commodore Beresford and the Vixen Parolees <p>Philadelphia was an official though little-used prisoner-of-war (POW) exchange station for nine months at the opening of the War of 1812. But notoriously, it was also the locus of the most egregious violation of the sanctity of cartels returning paroled POWs in the entire war. This violation of the bilateral exchange agreement and international law, benefiting the British as it did, was castigated by the Americans but ignored at all levels by the British naval commanders and the British government.</p> Ross Hassig Copyright (c) 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 519 536 On the Passing of Governor George M. Leader, 1918–2013 <p>Obituary</p> Kenneth C. Wolensky Copyright (c) 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 537 540 Paint, Pattern and People: Furniture of Southeastern Pennsylvania, 1725–1850 by Wendy A. Cooper and Lisa Minardi <p>The 2011 exhibit Paint, Pattern and People at Winterthur Museum was remarkable in that it showcased not only collections from multiple museums but also numerous objects held privately. Those attending saw artifacts that they could not have seen before, no matter how many museums they had visited or antique shows they had attended. The exhibit catalog that accompanied the exhibit shares this quality. While the decorative arts of early Pennsylvania have been the subject of many publications, the reader of this volume is bound to encounter old favorites as well as examples that have been newly discovered, or at least newly publicized.</p> Cynthia G. Falk Copyright (c) 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 541 544 New Netherland and the Dutch Origins of American Religious Liberty by Evan Haefeli <p>The title of Evan Haefeli's book leads the reader to expect a discussion of the standard view of how the Dutch from the melting pot that was seventeenth-century Amsterdam brought religious tolerance to New Netherland and thus to the Middle Colonies and ultimately to the United States. But this is not the case Haefeli makes. The subject is much more nuanced.</p> Firth Haring Fabend Copyright (c) 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 544 546 The Contagious City: The Politics of Public Health in Early Philadelphia by Simon Finger <p>Simon Finger's The Contagious City: The Politics of Public Health in Early Philadelphia traces the connections between politics and public health in Philadelphia from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries. The author does a fine job showing how political ideology corresponded with health and medical reform. Finger writes, "I . . . show how political efforts to promote health on a collective basis . . . shaped the political culture of that city and of the province and the nation around it" (5). He continues, "Ideas about people, politics, and space influenced the way colonists, rebels, and republicans conceived their polity" (6). As Philadelphia underwent colonial development, experienced revolutionary transformation, and exerted national influence, political leaders, medical professionals, city planners, and public health reformers did their best to positively influence the health of the city's residents as well as the urban body politic.</p> Karol K. Weaver Copyright (c) 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 547 548 When Benjamin Franklin Met the Reverend Whitefield: Enlightenment, Revival, and the Power of the Printed Word by Peter Charles Hoffer <p>When Benjamin Franklin Met the Reverend Whitefield is part of The Johns Hopkins University Press series "Witness to History," of which Peter Charles Hoffer is an editor. These books are short, secondary source–based volumes geared toward an undergraduate audience. In that genre, Hoffer's book works well. It is deeply attuned to the scholarly literature, not only on Franklin and Whitefield, but on the eighteenth-century Atlantic world generally.</p> Thomas S. Kidd Copyright (c) 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 549 551 Sanctified Landscape: Writers, Artists, and the Hudson River Valley, 1820–1909 by David Schuyler Seen from a car passing over the Tappan Zee Bridge or an overlook in one of the towns that hug its shores, the Hudson River presents a deceptive sense of calm and timelessness. It is an essential part of the furniture of American history, providing a reliable scaffolding for episodes that are often recalled dutifully, if a bit dimly: the Revolutionary War, the invented knickerbocker history of Washington Irving, and the group of nineteenth-century artists now known as the Hudson River School. David Schuyler's book, a study of the literary and visual culture created by an elite group of writers, artists, and other tastemakers in the Hudson Valley between 1820 and 1909, helps overturn that deathless and static image. His book bristles with odd and surprising details that make clear how intensely human activity shaped those landscapes. Irving's cottage in Tarrytown, New York, for instance, boasted a lake in the shape of the Mediterranean and a "vaguely Spanish" pagoda (53). Just as telling is Irving's indignant reaction as his "snuggery" was invaded by the "infernal alarum" of a railway line (56). Catherine Holochwost Copyright (c) 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 551 553 Back Matter Contributors, Announcements - - Copyright (c) 2019 Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 554 557