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February 1976
616 pages  
119 b&w illustrations
6 x 9
9780822952022
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The Planting of Civilization in Western Pennsylvania
Buck, Solon , Buck , Elizabeth Hawthorn
Chronicles the development of industry, education, religion, social customs, law and order, and many other aspects of life in Western Pennsylvania up until the War of 1812. Based upon the original work of the Western Pennsylvania Historical Survey, from 1931-1935.

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“An astonishingly good book.”—Richmond News-Leader

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A definitive account of nearly every aspect of Western Pennsylvanian life and development up until the War of 1812. The book opens with a narrative of the formative years of the region. Succeeding chapters deal with the development of agriculture, industry, education, religion, social customs, and law and order -all based upon the results of the work of the Western Pennsylvania Historical Survey. Among the more than one hundred illustrations are contemporary pictures, maps, plans of forts, portraits, architectural photographs and more.
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