Pittsburgh (Paperback)

The Story of a City, 1750-1865 (The Library of Western Pennsylvania History)

By Leland D. Baldwin

University of Pittsburgh Press, 9780822952169, 360pp.

Publication Date: June 30, 1970

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Description

Originally published in 1937, [t]his standard history of Pittsburgh tells the city’s story from its violent days as an eighteenth-century outpost of empire to the onset of its great age of industrial expansion. With wonderful line illustrations by Ward Howe. 


About the Author

Leland D. Baldwin (1898-1981) was a professor of American history at the University of Pittsburgh and an authority on the history of western Pennsylvania.  Professor Baldwin was director of the Western Pennsylvania Historical Survey, which produced 10 books in the late 1920's and 30's on the region's history.



Praise For Pittsburgh: The Story of a City, 1750-1865 (The Library of Western Pennsylvania History)

“An absorbing story. . . . It provides in brief compass a ‘vivid movie’ of the city’s past with due regard for the relative importance of people, events, and the growths of neighborhoods; it throws light on the folkways, and customs, the prejudices, virtues, shortcomings and triumphs of the past, and goes a long way toward explaining the city and the citizens of the present day.  And that story is important--for the doings of Pittsburgh and Pittsburghers have profoundly affected the whole modern world”--Hervey Allen