The Schenley Experiment is the story of Pittsburgh’s first public high school, a social incubator in a largely segregated city that was highly—even improbably—successful throughout its 156-year existence. Established in 1855 as Central High School and reorganized in 1916, Schenley High School was a model of innovative public education and an ongoing experiment in diversity. Its graduates include Andy Warhol, actor Bill Nunn, and jazz virtuoso Earl Hines, and its prestigious academic program (and pensions) lured such teachers as future Pulitzer Prize winner Willa Cather. The subject of investment as well as destructive neglect, the school reflects the history of the city of Pittsburgh a...
The Penn State University Press, also called Penn State Press was established in 1956, and is a non-profit publisher of scholarly books and journals. It is the independent publishing branch of the Pennsylvania State University and is a division of the Penn State University Library system. The Penn State Press primarily publishes scholarship but, as a part of a land-grant university with a mandate to serve the citizens of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, it also specializes in producing books about Pennsylvania and the Penn State University. The areas of scholarship the Press is most known for are philosophy, art history, medieval studies, Latin American studies, political science, religious studies, and early American history.
"Wesley and Methodist Studies " ("WMS") publishes peer-reviewed essays that examine the life and work of John and Charles Wesley, their contemporaries (proponents or opponents) in the eighteenth-century Evangelical Revival, their historical and theological antecedents, their successors in the Wesleyan tradition, and studies of the Wesleyan and Evangelical traditions today. Its primary historical scope is the eighteenth century to the present; however, "WMS" will publish essays that explore the historical and theological antecedents of the Wesleys (including work on Samuel and Susanna Wesley), Methodism, and the Evangelical Revival. "WMS" has a dual and broad focus on both history and theology. Its aim is to present significant scholarly contributions that shed light on historical and theological understandings of Methodism broadly conceived. Essays within the thematic scope of "WMS" from the disciplinary perspectives of literature, philosophy, education and cognate disciplines are welcome. "WMS" is a collaborative project of the Manchester Wesley Research Centre and The Oxford Centre for Methodism and Church History, Oxford Brookes University.
"Explores the life and work of Lydia Bailey, a leading printer in the book trade in Philadelphia from 1808 to 1861. Includes a list of almost nine hundred of her known imprints"--Provided by publisher.