An Alternative History of Pittsburgh

Monday, April 19, 2021


Join author Ed Simon for a conversation about his new book "An Alternative History of Pittsburgh."

The land surrounding the confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio rivers has supported communities of humans for millennia. In the past four centuries, however, it has been transformed utterly and many times over by the people who call it home. Native Pittsburgher Ed Simon shares this history in his brief, lyrical, and idiosyncratic new book that follows the story of America's furnace.

Ed Simon is a staff writer for The Millions and a contributing editor for the History News Network. He is the author of several books, most recently Printed in Utopia: The Renaissance's Radicalism. His essays have appeared in The Atlantic, The Paris Review Daily, The Washington Post, Newsweek, Poetry, McSweeney's, Aeon, Jacobin, Salon, The New Republic, and The New York Times among dozens of others.

Sponsored by the Office of Student Life at Westmoreland County Community College in cooperation with the Office of Student Life and Engagement at the Community College of Allegheny County.

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