Designed as a primary and secondary source reader for courses in US and Pennsylvania History.
An edited collection of primary and secondary documents on Pennsylvania’s role in national and international events from Penn’s time to the present. The book introduces the complexities of the modern world by investigating the wide array of peoples and interests that have defined Pennsylvania’s “pluralistic” past. Issues that are relevant to our twenty-first century world, such as race, ethnicity, gender, class, religion, politics, culture, labor, immigration, migration, war, rebellion, industrialization, de-industrialization, and transportation, etc., are explored through the lives and experiences of ordinary as well as extraordinary Pennsylvanians. This work presents the perspectives of working historians and of the diverse peoples they chronicle.