Friday, July 15, 2011

New and Noteworthy---Gettysburg's Dobbin House: Local History In A National Context

The Alexander Dobbin House in Gettysburg: A Short History, Dr. Walter L. Powell, Ten Roads Publishing, 72 pages, maps, illustrations, bibliography, $9.95.

Publishers' Description: One of Gettysburg's most popular restaurants is also its oldest building- and one of its most historic. Built in 1776 for Reverend Alexander Dobbin, the house has been witness to historic political and religious meetings, students gathering for class, slaves seeking refuge on "The Underground Railroad," and to the Battle of Gettysburg. To read about the Dobbin House is to read about the history of Gettysburg, and stirring moments in our nation's history.

CWL:The Alexander Dobbin House in Gettysburg: A Short History is a model of fine local history placed into a national context. From frontier community to county seat, to tragic battlefield, to national military park, the Dobbin House is both a typical and atypical building. Insights to Protestant worhship and a pastor's life, the underground railroad and a homestead between the battlelines, a tenant house and restraunt are provided by Powell's booklet.

1 comment:

Tim Kent said...

Sounds like a great book, looking forward to reading it.