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The Civil War in Pennsylvania: The African American Experience
$29.95


Edited by Sam Black

African Americans were active participants in their quest for freedom, nationhood, and self-determination before, during, and after the Civil War. For African Americans in Pennsylvania this point holds true. Throughout the Commonwealth well before the Civil War touched its land Pennsylvanians were on the front lines of the abolitionist movement. The Civil War in Pennsylvania: The African American Experience goes beyond the battle field or usual Civil War history. It treats the war with circumspect to understand the war from an African American point of view. That point of view defined the war as a war over slavery and the opportunity to liberate the masses of Africans from bondage (p. 240, 59 images).



Their Life's Work: The Brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, Then and Now
$28.00


Gary M. Pomerantz (Author)

They were the best to ever play the game: the Pittsburgh Steelers of the 1970s. Three decades later their names echo in popular memory - Mean Joe, Bradshaw, Webster, Lambert, Ham, Blount, Franco, Swann, and Stallworth. From the team's origins in a horseplayer's winnings to the young armored gods who immaculately beat the Raiders in 1972 to the grandfathers with hobbles in the gait, Thier Life's Work tells the full, imtimate story of the Steeler dynasty.

Signed copies available. Signed by Gary Pomerantz and Andy Russell

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Allegheny City: A History of Pittsburgh's North Side
$24.95


Dan Rooney (Author), Carol Peterson (Author)

Dan Rooney, longtime North Side resident, joins local historian Carol Peterson in creating this highly engaging history of the cultural, industrial and architectural achievements of Allegheny City from its humble beginnings until the present day. 

Allegheny City, known today as Pittsburgh's North Side, was the third-largest city in Pennsylvania when it was controversially annexed by the City of Pittsburgh in 1907.  Founded in 1787 as a reserve land tract for Revolutionary War veterans in compensation for their service, it quickly evolved into a thriving urban center with its own character, industry and accomplished residents (p. 264). 



Pittsburgh Born, Pittsburgh Bred (Hardcover)
$39.95 $27.95


C. Prentiss Orr (Author), Abby Mendelson (Author), Tripp Clarke (Author)

Celebrate 500 influential Pittsburghers who have created a legacy for our region like no other place in the world. Pittsburgh Born, Pittsburgh Bred, published by the History Center, features the artists and athletes, industrialists and inventors, scientists and philanthropists who have shaped our region (p. 304).

 



Pittsburgh Born, Pittsburgh Bred (Paperback)
$29.95 $20.95


C. Prentiss Orr (Author), Abby Mendelson (Author), Tripp Clarke (Author)

Celebrate 500 influential Pittsburghers who have created a legacy for our region like no other place in the world.  Pittsburgh Born, Pittsburgh Bred, published by the History Center, features the artists and athletes, industrialists and inventors, scientists and philanthropists who have shaped our region (p. 304)



The Civil War in Pennsylvania: A Photographic History
$34.95


Michael G. Kraus (Author), David M. Neville (Author), Kenneth C. Turner (Author), Brian Butko (Editor). Forward by A. Masich.

The Civil War in Pennsylvania: A Photographic History is the first photo history of the war in the Commonwealth.  Most of the images are from private collectors and have never been published. 

Published by the Senator John Heinz History Center, this is a project of Pennsylvania Civil War 150, a statewide coalition of historical organizations commemorating the sesquicentennial (p. 312)



Boundless Lives: Italian Americans of Western Pennsylvania
$49.95 $24.97


Mary Brignano (Author), Nicholas P. Ciotola (Author)

Told in the words of Italian immigrants, Boundless Lives puts a human face on the amazing courage, hope, and hard work that have built the United States (p. 213).



Clash of Empires Catalogue
$14.95 $14.95


R. Scott Stephenson (Author)

Clash of Empires: The British, French and Indian War 1754 - 1763, accompanies a groundbreaking exhibit by the same name. Author Scott Stephenson spent more than a decade locating art, objects, and manuscripts that tell the story of this colorful and dramatic clash of empires (p. 128).



From Shtetl to Milltown
$18.95 $9.47


Robert Perlman (Author)

Turn-of-the-century Jewish life is explored in Poland, Russia, Hungary, and Galicia and compared to what was to be an utterly different environment in Western Pennsylvania. This book, published by the History Center, addresses how immigrants reshaped their traditions and lifestyles to fit a rapidly industrializing America (p. 124).



Glass: Shattering Notions
$19.95


Anne Madarasz (Author)

Before Pittsburgh was the Steel City it was the Glass City. By 1902, the region had more than 100 glass factories. By 1920, the larger Ohio Valley was producing 80 percent of the national output (p. 163).



Industry and Infantry: The Civil War in Western Pennsylvania
$19.95 $13.97


Brian Butko (Editor), Nicholas P. Ciotola (Editor)

This collection of 10 articles, culled from eight decades of Western Pennsylvania History magazine, encompass a broad array of topics: from the local vote in the election of 1860 to Pittsburgh's massive earthen forts; from "Bucktail" soldiers to the Sanitary Fair (p. 144).



Innovators Magazine
$9.95 $4.95


Brian Butko (Editor), Sherrie Flick (Editorial Assistant)

This special commemorative edition Pittsburgh: A Tradition of Innovation is a personal look at the amazing innovators who changed our world over the past 250 years. Authors include Anna Madarasz, Nicholas Ciotla, Rachel Colker, Lauren Uhl, Emily Ruby, and Samuel Black. (p. 72).



Maz, You're Up!
$12.95 $9.05


Kelly Mazeroski (Author), Judith Lauso (Illustrator)

Maz, You're Up! is a children's book commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1960 World Series. Kelly Mazeroski, Bill Mazeroski's daughter-in-law, was inspired to write the book after the birth of her first son (p. 24).



Planemakers of Western Pennsylvania and Environs
$19.95


Charles W. Prine Jr. (Author)

This informative, thoroughly researched book, provides new insights into the lives of early 19th century planemakers in Pittsburgh and the surrounding area - America's first major inland industrial center (p. 118).



Soul Soldiers: African Americans and the Vietnam War (Hardcover)
$29.95


Samuel W. Black (Editor)

Soul Soldiers brings together artifacts, poetry, and oral history that recall the horrors of war, complexities of race, and the duality of African American life (p. 218).



Soul Soldiers: African Americans and the Vietnam War (Paperback)
$19.95


Samuel W. Black (Editor)

Soul Soldiers brings together artifacts, poetry, and oral histories that recall the horrors of war, complexities of race, and the duality of African American life (p. 218).



For the Love of Murphy's
$34.95


Jason Togyer (Author)

Five-and-ten stores were immensely popular during the middle fifty years of the twentieth century, selling cheap, dependable goods to people from all walks of life.  In this caring but honest look at one of the best-known chains of five-and-tens, Jason Togyer traces the history of the G. C. Murphy Company, headquartered in McKeesport, Pennsylvania (p. 256).



H. J. Heinz Company
$21.99


Debbie Foster (Author), Jack Kennedy (Author)

H. J. Heinz Company contains vintage images from the archives of one of America's first industrial photography studios. It is a glimpse at one of America's best loved companies and a study in how to "do the common thing uncommonly well" (p. 128).



Klondikes, Chipped Ham & Skyscraper Cones: The Story of Isaly's
$14.95


Brian Butko (Author)

The story of Klondikes is recounted here with dozens of vintage ads and photos. This family company, also known for its chipped ham and Skyscraper ice cream cones, was eventually compelled by changing consumer habits to take Klondike national, making it America's best-selling ice cream novelty (p. 112).






Millhunks and Renegades: A Portrait of a Pittsburgh Neighborhood
$14.95


Anita Kulina (Author)

Millhunks and Renegades puts the story back in history.  Through interviews with folks aged 12-96, Anita Kulina has pieced together what could easily be the story of many urban neighborhoods across the nation (p.159).



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