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Newsmaker: Thomas White

Courtesy of The History Press
Thomas White of West View is receiving an Award of Merit from the American Association of State and Local History for his book “Witches of Pennsylvania: Occult History and Lore.”
Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, 10:33 p.m.
 

Noteworthy: The American Association of State and Local History will honor White with a Leadership in History Award of Merit for his book, “Witches of Pennsylvania: Occult History and Lore.”

Age: 39

Residence: West View

Education: Bachelor's degree in history from La Roche College; master's degree in public history from Duquesne University.

Occupation: Archivist and curator of special collections at Duquesne University since 2005

Background: Ross native. Previously worked at the Senator John Heinz History Center in the Strip District.

About the book: Published last year by The History Press, it examines the role witchcraft has played in state history, including in criminal trials and folklore.

Quote: “One of my areas of interest is a cultural history of Pennsylvania. I like looking at how folklore relates to history.”

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