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Featured Books

The Civil War in Pennsylvania: The African American Experience

The Civil War in Pennsylvania:
The African American Experience

Edited by Sam Black
(240 pages; color, paperback $29.95)
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African Americans were active participants in their quest for freedom, nationhood, and self-determination before, during, and after the Civil War. The Civil War in Pennsylvania: The African American Experience goes beyond the battlefield or usual Civil War history with eight essays covering civil rights, emigration, abolitionism, armed resistance, service in war, and more.

It treats the war with circumspection from a point of view that defined the conflict as a war over slavery and the opportunity to liberate the masses of Africans from bondage. That view did not see the war as an opportunity to restore the Union but to build a new Union that included freedom for all — the enslaved and free.

"These strikingly original essays on people of African descent in Pennsylvania in the Civil War Era are both accessible to the general reader and indispensable to specialists interested in the most recent research on black emigration, the United States Colored Troops, and the early photographic record of people of African descent."

- Daryl Scott,
President, Association for the Study of
African American Life and History

The Civil War in Pennsylvania: A Photographic History

The Civil War in Pennsylvania:
A Photographic History

Written by Michael Kraus, David Neville, and Kenneth Turner
Edited by Brian Butko
(312 pages; paperback, $34.95)
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In partnership with Pennsylvania Civil War 150 - the statewide initiative to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War - the History Center proudly presents, "The Civil War in Pennsylvania: A Photographic History."

"The Civil War in Pennsylvania" presents for the first time in a single volume the story of the war's impact on the Keystone State as told through photographs. Nearly 500 rare and previously unpublished images from private collections highlight Pennsylvania's role on the battlefield and on the home front.

Written by Michael Kraus, David Neville, and Kenneth Turner, and edited by the History Center's Brian Butko, the rare and unpublished images illustrate the Keystone State's pivotal role in America's deadliest conflict.

Read the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's review of "The Civil War in Pennsylvania: A Photographic History".

Pittsburgh Born, Pittsburgh Bred

Written by C. Prentiss Orr, Abby Mendelson, and Tripp Clarke
(304 pages; hardcover, $27.95; paperback, 20.95)

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Pittsburgh Born, Pittsburgh Bred

A fun, full-color look at the most memorable Pittsburghers from the past 250 years, "Pittsburgh Born, Pittsburgh Bred" includes personal profiles and full-color photos of 500 local residents who have shaped our region and world - from George Westinghouse to Christina Aguilera and August Wilson to Nellie Bly.


Soul Soldiers:
African Americans & The Vietnam Era

Edited by Samuel W. Black
(218 pages; hardcover, $29.85; paperback, $19.95)

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Soul Soldiers

A 218-page companion to the History Center’s travelling exhibition, edited by curator Samuel W. Black, "Soul Solders" looks at African American life through the eyes of veterans by bringing together essays, poetry, oral histories, and riveting recollections that recall the horrors of war, the complexities of race, and the duality of African American life.

Clash of Empires:
The British, French, & Indian War, 1754-1763

Clash of the Empires

Written by R. Scott Stephenson
(128 pages; $14.95)

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A color-illustrated guide to the History Center exhibit written by curator Scott Stephenson, "Clash of Empires" includes rare French & Indian War artifacts along with maps and paintings that Stephenson unearthed during his research.


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