The Handy Pennsylvania Answer Book
Lawrence W. Baker

Paperback (Trade paperback US) | May 2019 | Visible Ink Press | 9781578596102 | 400pp | 235x181mm | Forthcoming | GEN | AUD$39.99, NZD$47.99


Nicknamed the Keystone State, Pennsylvania has a long, rich history, that has been a major force in shaping America through the centuries. It is one of the 13 original United States, and two famous locations in the state—Valley Forge and Gettysburg—were key to the Revolutionary War and Civil War, respectively. Whether it is the blunt attitude of Philadelphians, the hard-work ethic that survived the end of Pittsburgh steel, or the bucolic countrysides still influenced by their German past and Amish culture, Pennsylvania has a character all its own.

Learn about the original American Indian Nations; the Dutch, German, Swedish, French, and English settlers; the growth and decline of various manufacturing industries; the modern metropolises; Andrew Carnegie, Kevin Bacon, Tina Fey, and other notable people; get answers to nearly 800 questions, including Who were the Quakers? Was there once really a Westsylvania? What is the Appalachian Trail?