History iBook Projects

This site is a collaborative effort between the library and the Penn State History Department. The essays are written by history students at Penn State, under the supervision of Dr. Tatiana Seijas, History Department. Each essay provides an introduction to a unique and interesting historical topic. Select the documents to read engaging accounts of historical places and events.

Our Mission:
The purpose of this site is to provide the public with readable informative essays, while giving Penn State students an opportunity to publish their research. The site facilitates the university's mission of educational outreach by increasing public access to historical information and engaging researchers in a creative manner.

History 302 Projects - Fall 2017

Picatinny Arsenal: A Landscape History   ibook  pdf 
Bruce Beckman ~ Fall 2017

Setting Sun: Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt, Mackenzie King, and the Battle for Global Influence in the Wake of Britain’s Decline   ibook  pdf 
Nicholas Labecki ~ Fall 2017

The Development of a Leader: Washington at Valley Forge   ibook  pdf 
Sarah McKenna ~ Fall 2017

An Ecological History of Yellowstone   ibook  pdf 
Claire Shearer ~ Fall 2017

Creole Consciousness in 19th Century New Orleans   pdf   
Caroline Ackiewicz ~ Fall 2017

Rise and Fall of Paterson, New Jersey   ibook  pdf 
Christina De La Motte ~ Fall 2017

Scranton’s Forced Shift from Industry   ibook  pdf 
Kara Fesolovich ~ Fall 2017

Louisiana's Reconstruction: The Effects of the Election of 1872 and the Battle of Liberty Place on Radical Reconstruction   ibook  pdf 
Michael Kelly ~ Fall 2017

Valley of Death: the Terrain That Decided the Battle of Gettysburg  ibook  pdf 
Dillan Connington ~ Fall 2017

The Spiro Mounds: Oklahoma’s Prehistoric Treasure: Unearthed by Treasure Hunter  ibook  pdf 
Sophia Giordano ~ Fall 2017

The Rise of Ford City, PA   ibook  pdf 
Lauren Pyle  ~ Fall 2017

History 302W

The Home They've Known: An Environmental History of the Juniata Valley  ibook   pdf
Maddison J. Rhoa ~ Fall 2015

The Start of the American Zion: How Irrigation Played a Part  ibook  pdf
Amanda Ward ~ Fall 2015

History 440

The Role of New England in the First Seige of Louisbourg  pdf
Garrett Barch ~ Fall 2015

Charleston: A Colony Plagued pdf 
Emily Brostek ~ Fall 2015

Road to Rebellion: From Acoma to the Pueblo Revolt  ibook  pdf
Hannah Toombs ~ Fall 2015