Making History: the Heinz History Center Blog
February 23, 2022

Wait For It: Hamilton in Pittsburgh

The last time Hamilton came to Pittsburgh, he wasn’t quite as popular. In fact, he was arguably one of the most hated men in Western Pennsylvania in the late 1700s, thanks to his liquor tax that sparked the Whiskey Rebellion. As Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit Broadway musical “Hamilton” lands in Pittsburgh this January, we’re taking a look at some of the historical connections between Western Pennsylvania and the founding fathers portrayed in this wildly popular musical.

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February 22, 2022

The History and Legacy of the Freedom House

A white paper report in 1966, “Accidental Death and Disability: The Neglected Disease of Modern Society,” documented the lack of emergency medical care and health disparities across the U.S. It found that African Americans had the least access to emergency medical care in the nation, resulting in a public health crisis. Pittsburgh’s largest African American […]

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February 14, 2022

Book Review: “The Mount Washington Transit Tunnel Disaster”

In addition to the book reviews available in the Fall 2018 issue of Western Pennsylvania History Magazine, we also feature additional exclusive online book reviews. The book reviewed here is "Marketing the Moon: The Selling of the Apollo Lunar Program," by David Meerman Scott and Richard Jurek.

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February 11, 2022

Book Review: “Smalltime: A Story of My Family and the Mob”

In addition to the book reviews available in the Fall 2018 issue of Western Pennsylvania History Magazine, we also feature additional exclusive online book reviews. The book reviewed here is "Marketing the Moon: The Selling of the Apollo Lunar Program," by David Meerman Scott and Richard Jurek.

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February 11, 2022

Book Review: “Banished from Johnstown: Racist Backlash in Pennsylvania”

In addition to the book reviews available in the Fall 2018 issue of Western Pennsylvania History Magazine, we also feature additional exclusive online book reviews. The book reviewed here is "Marketing the Moon: The Selling of the Apollo Lunar Program," by David Meerman Scott and Richard Jurek.

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