Last night, once again, it was clear that politics plays an important role in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and that Pennsylvania plays a important role in the political life of the nation. In recognition of these facts, and to encourage more scholarship on this important subject, the _Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography_ has dedicated its October 2008 issue to the topic of Politics in/and Pennsylvania. The issue is now available in print and online (http://www.hsp.org/default.aspx?id=68).
The issue is guest edited by Randall Miller of St. Joseph's University and Michael Birkner of Gettysburg College. The contents are:
Kenneth J. Heineman, "A Tale of Two Cities: Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and the Elusive Quest for a New Deal Majority in the Keystone State"
David Goodman, "Pennsylvania 1941: War, Race, Biography, and History"
John F. Bauman and David Schuyler, "Urban Politics and the Vision of a Modern City: Philadelphia and Lancaster after World War II"
G. Terry Madonna and Michael Young, "Pennsylvania and the Presidency: A Twain that Seldom Meets"
Matthew Pinsker, "The Pennsylvania Prince: Political Wisdom from Benjamin Franklin to Arlen Specter"
William G. Shade, "Review Essay: 'Corrupt and Contented': Where Have All the Politicians Gone? A Survey of Recent Books on Pennsylvania Political History, 1787-1877"
In conjunction with the release of this special issue, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania is also sponsoring a panel discussion on Pennsylvania Politics, as a sort of election postmortem, moderated by Randall Miller, on November 19, from 6-8 pm at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia. Please see http://www.hsp.org/default.aspx?id=10 fpr more information.
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