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Suggested Reading

A selective bibliographic sampler of Bethlehem history titles available for circulation from the Bethlehem Area Public Library, many local area libraries and elsewhere, through interlibrary loan.
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Bethlehem Area Chamber of Commerce
Bethlehem of Pennsylvania: the first one hundred years, 1741 to 1841.
Bethlehem, PA: Bethlehem Book Committee, 1968

Bethlehem Area Chamber of Commerce. Yates, Ross (editor).
Bethlehem of Pennsylvania: the golden years, 1841-1920.
Bethlehem, PA: Bethlehem Book Committee, 1976

Companion volumes that provide a good overall survey of Bethlehem history. Well illustrated.

Levering, Joseph Mortimer.
A history of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1741-1892.
Bethlehem, PA: Times Publishing Co., 1903.
An extremely detailed history of Bethlehem, concentrating on what was the Borough of Bethlehem.


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