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A list of key readings about History of Pittsburgh.
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Primary sources

  • Lubove, Roy, ed. Pittsburgh 1976.
  • Digital Library, 500 published works from the 19th and early 20th centuries that document Pittsburgh history. The scope of the collection includes poetry, fiction, genealogy and biography. Contains both primary and secondary sources.
  • Iscrupe, William L. and Shirley G. Iscripe. Early History of Western Pennsylvania of the West and the Western Expeditions and Campaigns (To Ohio, 1754-1833) (1988)

Secondary sources

  • Baldwin, Leland D. Pittsburgh: The Story of a City. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1937.
A popular history by leading scholar
  • Hays, Samuel P., ed. City at the Point: Essays on the Social History of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1989.
  • Lorant, Stefan. Pittsburgh: The Story of an American City. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1964.
A well written, heavily illustrated popular history of Pittsburgh.
  • Smith, Arthur G. Pittsburgh: Then and Now. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1990.

Social & Political History before 1800

  • Baldwin, Leland D. Pittsburgh: The Story of a City Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1937.
A popular history by leading scholar.
  • Baldwin, Leland D. Whiskey Rebels: The Story of a Frontier Uprising. Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press,1939.
  • Dunaway, Wayland F. The Scotch-Irish of Colonial Pennsylvania. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 1997.
  • Dunn, Walter Scott. The New Imperial Economy: The British Army and the American Frontier, 1764-1768. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2001.
  • Harper, R. Eugene. The Transformation of Western Pennsylvania, 1770-1800. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1991.
  • Hogeland, William. The Whiskey Rebellion: George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and the Frontier Rebels Who Challenged America's Newfound Sovereignty. New York: Scribner, 2006.
  • Peckham, Howard H. Pontiac and the Indian Uprising. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1947.
  • Sewickley Valley Historical Society. Sewickley. Charleston, SC : Arcadia Publishing, 2006.
  • Slaughter, Thomas P. The Whiskey Rebellion: Frontier Epilogue to the American Revolution. Oxford University Press, 1988.
  • White, Richard. The Middle Ground: Indians, Empires, and Republics in the Great Lakes Region, 1650-1815 (1991)
While not a history of Pittsburgh, White does provide a lot of the context for understanding the French and Indian War.

Social & Political History since 1800

  • Bauman, John F., and Edward K. Muller. Before Renaissance: Planning in Pittsburgh, 1889-1943. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2006.
An online review is available.
  • Crowley, Gregory J. The Politics of Place: Contentious Urban Redevelopment in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005.
  • Glasco, Laurence A., ed. The WPA History of the Negro in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2004. 422 pp.
  • Greenwald, Maurine W. and Margo Anderson, eds. Pittsburgh Surveyed: Social Science and Social Reform in the Early Twentieth Century. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1996.
  • Lubove, Roy. Twentieth Century Pittsburgh: Government, Business, and Environmental Change. New York: Wiley, 1969.
  • Lubove, Roy. Twentieth-Century Pittsburgh. Vol. 2: "The Post-Steel Era." Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1996.
The major scholarly synthesis.
  • Rishel, Joseph F. Founding Families of Pittsburgh: The Evolution of a Regional Elite, 1760-1910. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1990.
  • Thomas, Clarke M. Front-Page Pittsburgh: Two Hundred Years of the Post-Gazette. Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005.
  • Wade, Richard C. The Urban Frontier: The Rise of Western Cities, 1790-1830. Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1959.
  • Weber, Michael P. Don't Call Me Boss: David L. Lawrence, Pittsburgh's Renaissance Mayor. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1988.

Steel

  • Hinshaw, John. Steel and Steelworkers: Race and Class Struggle in Twentieth-Century Pittsburgh. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2002.
  • Hoerr, John. And the Wolf Finally Came: The Decline of American Steel. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1988. \
  • Ingham, John N. Making Iron and Steel: Independent Mills in Pittsburgh, 1820-1920. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 1991.
  • Kleinberg, S. J. The Shadow of the Mills: Working-Class Families in Pittsburgh, 1870-1907. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1989.
  • Nasaw, David. Andrew Carnegie New York: Penguin Press, 2006.
A major biography of the steel magnate.
  • Seely, Bruce E., and William H. Becker, ed. Encyclopedia of American Business History and Biography: Iron and Steel in the Twentieth Century. A Bruccoli Clark Layman book. New York: Facts on File, 1994.
  • Wall, Joseph. Andrew Carnegie. New York, Oxford University Press 1970.
Another major biography of the steel magnate.
  • Warren, Kenneth. Triumphant Capitalism: Henry Clay Frick and the Industrial Transformation of America. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1996.

Other Industry

  • Cannadine, David. Mellon: An American Life. New York: Knopf, 2006.
A major biography of top industrial and financial leader.
  • Carson, Carolyn Leonard. Healing Body, Mind, and Spirit: The History of the St. Francis Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh: Carnegie-Mellon University Press, 1995.
  • Smith, George David. From Monopoly to Competition: The Transformation of Alcoa, 1888-1986. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1988.

Labor

  • Devault, Ileen A. Sons and Daughters of Labor: Class and Clerical Work in Turn-of-the-Century Pittsburgh. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1991.
  • Krause, Paul. The Battle for Homestead, 1880-1892: Politics, Culture, and Steel. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1992.
  • Lopez, Steven Henry. Reorganizing the Rust Belt: An Inside Study of the American Labor Movement. University of California Press, 2004.
  • Rose, James D. Duquesne and the Rise of Steel Unionism. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2001.

Culture

  • Couvares, Francis G. The Remaking of Pittsburgh: Class and Culture in an Industrializing City 1877-1919. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1984.
  • Heineman, Kenneth J. A Catholic New Deal: Religion and Reform in Depression Pittsburgh. State College: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1999.
  • Ruck, Rob. Sandlot Seasons: Sport in Black Pittsburgh. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1987.
  • Slavishak, Edward Steven. Bodies of Work: Civic Display and Labor in Industrial Pittsburgh. Durham : Duke University Press, 2008.

Environmental History

  • Tarr, Joel A., ed. Devastation and Renewal: An Environmental History of Pittsburgh and Its Region. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2003.
An online review is available.