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Volume 80, Number 4, Autumn 2013

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This issue of Pennsylvania History is dedicated to the memory of George M. Leader, the state’s only governor who has been a long-time member of the Pennsylvania Historical Association


The Quaker Cunning Folk: The Astrology, Magic, and Divination of Philip Roman and Sons in Colonial Chester County, Pennsylvania

pp. 479-500

The British in Pittsburgh: POWs in the War of 1812

pp. 501-518

Extorting Philadelphia: Commodore Beresford and the Vixen Parolees

pp. 519-536


On the Passing of Governor George M. Leader, 1918–2013

pp. 537-540

Book Reviews

Paint, Pattern and People: Furniture of Southeastern Pennsylvania, 1725–1850 by Wendy A. Cooper and Lisa Minardi (review)

pp. 541-544

New Netherland and the Dutch Origins of American Religious Liberty by Evan Haefeli (review)

pp. 544-546

The Contagious City: The Politics of Public Health in Early Philadelphia by Simon Finger (review)

pp. 547-548

When Benjamin Franklin Met the Reverend Whitefield: Enlightenment, Revival, and the Power of the Printed Word by Peter Charles Hoffer (review)

pp. 549-551

Sanctified Landscape: Writers, Artists, and the Hudson River Valley, 1820–1909 by David Schuyler (review)

pp. 551-553


p. 554

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