Special Issue of Pennsylvania History Now Available

Top scholars address the historical question, "What is the Mid-Atlantic Region?"

Editor Linda A. Ries and the editorial team at Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies announce the publication of the journal’s Volume 82, #3 (Summer 2015), a special issue on “Defining the Mid-Atlantic Region.” This issue, guest edited by Randall Miller and Beverly Tomek, covers a broad range of fields as some of the state’s top scholars address the historical question “What is the Mid-Atlantic Region?”

Works in the issue include:

  • Introduction: “Defining the Mid-Atlantic Region,” by Randall M. Miller and Beverly C. Tomek
  • “Mid-Atlantic Colonies, R.I.P.,” by Daniel K. Richter
  • “The Mid-Atlantic and the American Revolution,” by Wayne Bodle
  • “The Only Things You Will Find in the Middle of the Road Are Double Yellow Lines, Dead Frogs, and Electoral Leverage: Mid-Atlantic Political Culture and Influence across the Centuries,” by Kenneth J. Heineman
  • “In Search of a Useable—and Hopeful—Environmental Narrative in the Mid-Atlantic,” by Chris J. Magoc
  • “A Labored Mid-Atlantic Region Defined, Not Discovered: Suggestions on the Intersections of Labor and Regional History,” by Rachel A. Batch
  • “In Their Places: Region, Women, and Women’s Rights,” by Susan Klepp
  • “Freedom’s Grand Lab: Abolition, Race, and Black Freedom Struggles in Recent Pennsylvania Historiography,” by Richard S. Newman
  • “Defining a Mid-Atlantic Region,” by Howard Gillette Jr.

The issue also includes a number of book reviews. Print copies of the issue are available by contacting PHA, and the issue also is on JSTOR and ProjectMuse. If you are interested in submitting an essay or reviewing books for the journal, please consult our webpage and contact our editorial team at the addresses listed there. 

From: Linda A. Ries