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One Special Publication in PA

The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography and Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies published a very special collaborative issue early in January of this year.

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Fall issue of Pennsylvania Legacies available

From H-Pennsylvania: The Fall issue of Pennsylvania Legacies is now available online and in print.  Visit JSTOR or  http://hsp.org/publications/pennsylvania-legacies/the-irish-in-pennsylvania to access this special issue focusing on the Irish in Pennsylvania. Maurice J. Bric, “Celebrating America and Remembering Ireland: Philadelphia’s Irish, 1790-1850″

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October is Archives Month

Since 2006, archivists from institutions around the country have created programs that serve to remind people that archives are saving the important documents of our shared history.

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Through a Lens, Clearly: The Civil Rights Movement in the Camera’s Eye

By Gail Friedman It has been more than 50 years since television news and picture magazines began bringing into American living rooms a spate of searing images from Little Rock, Birmingham, Montgomery, Selma, and Washington, D.C., heightening the visibility and

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Student Community Action Tours: Using the Humanities to Develop Leadership and Inspire Change

In the summer of 2012, middle school students in a leadership training program hosted by the advocacy group Asian Americans United in Philadelphia read about local resistance to plans to locate a new Phillies stadium in Chinatown a decade earlier. They then studied a map of the neighborhood and considered how siting the stadium there might have had different meanings for different groups – people who lived in Chinatown, people who worked there, local government, businesses and real estate companies, and the police, for example.

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Pennsylvania Abolition Society Seeks Grant Proposals

The Pennsylvania Abolition Society seeks proposals for its annual grants to its fund established at The Philadelphia Foundation. The deadline for submission is December 31, 2014. For information on how to apply, visit the Pennsylvania Abolition Society’s website.

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Summer Fruits of the Humanities

Recent observances around the on-going 150th anniversary of the Civil War have highlighted the great popular interest in how war affected the lives of everyday people. New Jersey now has a window into everyday lives during the American Revolution, thanks to the good work of the Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area.

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