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Ohio: A History of the Buckeye State

By Kevin F. Kern

Wiley-Blackwell
Paperback (544 pages)

Ohio: A History of the Buckeye State
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Ohio: A History of the Buckeye State explores the breadth of Ohio’s past, tracing the course of history from its earliest geological periods to the present day in an accessible, single-volume format.

  • Features the most up-to-date research on Ohio, drawing on material in the disciplines of history, archaeology, and political science
  • Includes thematic chapters focusing on major social, economic, and political trends
  • Amply illustrated with maps, drawings, and photographs

Receipient of the Ohio Geneological Society's Henry Howe Award in 2014

It Happened in Ohio: Remarkable Events That Shaped History, First Edition (It Happened In Series)

By Carol Cartaino

Gpp
Released: 2010-06-15
Paperback (224 pages)

It Happened in Ohio: Remarkable Events That Shaped History, First Edition (It Happened In Series)
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Thirty episodes from the history of the Buckeye State, including memorable events such as the Kent State Riots, but also featuring lesser-known tales.

The Story of Early Ohio: Indians, Frontiersmen, Pioneers, Statesmen and War

By C. Stephen Badgley

Badgley Publishing Company
Paperback (250 pages)

The Story of Early Ohio: Indians, Frontiersmen, Pioneers, Statesmen and War
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The story of early Ohio from the days of the Mound Builders to the Victorian Age. This is a story of the people who lived in what is now the Great State of Ohio during those times. A story of the Native Americans who were there before the coming of the white settlers and a story of the savage raids and battles fought in the struggle to gain or retain control of this rich, vast territory. A story of the men and women who participated in these events along with the suffering and hardships faced by all in a struggle to keep their home or in their quest to find a better life for themselves and their descendants. In 1897, William Dean Howells, a novelist who was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio, to show the love of his native state and provide people with its history, authored the book “Stories of Ohio”. This book is a wonderful, intriguing look at the history of the Great State of Ohio and those who called it home. Badgley Publishing Company has taken the contents of his book, added more material and illustrations and re-created this historically significant work in an effort to preserve his story and make it available to the public again.

The Great Book of Ohio: The Crazy History of Ohio with Amazing Random Facts & Trivia (A Trivia Nerds Guide to the History of the United States 6)

By Bill O'Neill

Released: 2018-12-03
Kindle Edition (182 pages)

The Great Book of Ohio: The Crazy History of Ohio with Amazing Random Facts & Trivia (A Trivia Nerds Guide to the History of the United States 6)
 
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Want to learn more about the state of Ohio? How much do you really know about the Buckeye State? There’s so much to learn about the state that even natives don’t know! In this trivia book, you’ll learn more about Ohio’s history, pop culture, folklore, sports, and so much more!

In The Great Book of Ohio, you’ll find the answers to the following questions:

  • Why is Ohio called the “Buckeye State”?
  • Why is Ohio known as the “Mother of Presidents”?
  • Which superhero originated from the state?
  • Which Ohio musicians went to high school together?
  • What urban legends haunt the state?
  • Which national sports league was formed in Ohio?
And so much more!

This book is packed with trivia facts about Ohio. Some of the facts are surprising, some of them are strange, and some of them are goosebumps-inducing, but all of them are fascinating. You’ll learn everything you could have wondered about Ohio and then some.

Whether you’re just learning about Ohio or you already think you’re an expert on the state, you’re bound to learn something new in each chapter. Your friends will be amazed at your knowledge during your next trivia night. Even your history teacher will be impressed!

So, what are you waiting for? Dig in to learn all there is to know about Ohio!


The Ohio Frontier: Crucible of the Old Northwest, 1720–1830 (A History of the Trans-Appalachian Frontier)

By R. Douglas Hurt

Indiana University Press
Released: 1998-08-22
Paperback (440 pages)

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The Ohio Frontier
Crucible of the Old Northwest, 1720-1830
R. Douglas Hurt

Finally, after nearly twenty-five years, a high-quality general history of the frontier period of the state of Ohio...a dynamic account of the Ohio frontier that should delight both transappalachian frontier scholars and interested amateurs."
―E. J. Fabyan, Vincennes University History

...a vivid panorama of the transitional years when Ohio evolved from a raw frontier territory to an established province of an ever-expanding nation." ―Margaret Flanagan Booklist

The Ohio frontier was always a land of violence, opportunity, and refuge for both Indians and whites. It served as the political, economic, and social foundation for the settlement of the Old Northwest. First settled by migrating Native Americans about 1720 and later by white Americans, Ohio became the crucible which set Indian and military policy throughout the region. Nowhere on the American frontier was the clash of cultures more violent than in the Ohio country. There, Shawnees, Wyandots, and Delawares, among others, fought to preserve their land claims against an army that was incompetent at the beginning but highly trained and disciplined at the end.

This book will appeal top anyone interested in the history of Ohio and the military, social, political, and economic history of the American frontier.

A History of the Trans-Appalachian Frontier Series―Walter Nugent and Malcolm Rohrbough, general editors

OHIO: THE HISTORY OF A PEOPLE

By Andrew R. L. Cayton

Ohio State University Press
Hardcover (472 pages)

OHIO: THE HISTORY OF A PEOPLE
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As the state of Ohio prepares to celebrate its bicentennial in 2003, Andrew R. L.Cayton offers an account of ways in which diverse citizens have woven its history. Ohio: The History of a People centers around the many stories Ohioans have told about life in their state. The founders of Ohio in 1803 believed that its success would depend on the development of a public culture that emphasized what its citizens had in common with each other. But for two centuries, the remarkably diverse inhabitants of Ohio have repeatedly asserted their own ideas about how they and their children should lead their lives. The state's public culture has consisted of many voices, sometimes in conflict with each other. Using memoris, diaries, letters, novels, and paintings, Cayton writes Ohio's history as a collective biography of its citizens. Ohio, he argues, lies at the intersection of the stories of James Rhodes and Toni Morrison, Charles Ruthenberg and Lucy Webb Hayes, Carl Stokes and Alice Cary, Sherwood Anderson and Pete Rose. It lies in the tales of German Jews in Cincinnati, Italian and Polish immigrants in Cleveland, Southern blacks and white Appalachians in Youngstown. Ohio is the mingled voices of farm families, steelworkers, ministers, writers, schoolteachers, reformers, and football coaches. Ohio, in short, is whatever its citizens have imagined it to be.

History of West Jefferson, Ohio

By Ashley Murray

America Through Time
Released: 2019-01-28
Paperback (96 pages)

History of West Jefferson, Ohio
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West Jefferson rose out of the dust of a failed town and once was the most important business in Madison County, Ohio. Samuel Jones and Samuel Sexton moved to the area from New Jersey and platted New Hampton on July 5, 1822, along Little Darby Creek and Ludlow Road, the first state road in Ohio. The town was laid out with ninety-three lots on eight streets on the south side of Hampton Cemetery on Frey Avenue in West Jefferson. It had two general stores, a post office, three taverns, a hotel, and a brick Baptist church in the cemetery. West Jefferson was flourishing with a grist mill and the pork packing industry. It had five hotels at its peak, with passenger and goods stagecoaches lining the streets. In this book, author Ashley Murray guides readers through the history of this unique Ohio community.

Once Upon a Town... The Story of Lakeville, Ohio

By Shelly Spade & Mary Tipton

Independently published
Paperback (178 pages)

Once Upon a Town... The Story of Lakeville, Ohio
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Travel back in time and discover the story of Lakeville, Ohio, once a thriving, self-sufficient small town. From the 1880s through the 1930s, it was known as The Recreation Area of the Midwest. Discover the many businesses and people who called Lakeville home over the years.

Lost Dayton, Ohio

By Andrew Walsh

The History Press
Released: 2018-06-11
Paperback (192 pages)

Lost Dayton, Ohio
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Many of the places that helped make Dayton a center of innovation were lost to history, while others survived and adapted, representing the city's spirit of revitalization. Some of the city's distinctive and significant structures, such as Steele High School and the Callahan Building, were demolished, while others, including the Arcade and Centre City Building, saw hard times but now await redevelopment. Entire neighborhoods, such as the Haymarket, and commercial districts, such as West Fifth Street, vanished and show no traces of their past. Others, including the popular Oregon District, narrowly escaped the wrecking ball. From the Wright Brothers Factory to the park that hosted the first NFL game, Andrew Walsh explores the diverse selection of retail, industrial, entertainment and residential sites from Dayton's disappearing legacy.

Ohio State Football: The Forgotten Dawn (Ohio History and Culture)

By Robert J. Roman

University of Akron Press
Released: 2016-10-31
Paperback (318 pages)

Ohio State Football: The Forgotten Dawn (Ohio History and Culture)
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THE Ohio State University." That’s how Buckeyes in the NFL introduce themselves on nationally broadcast football games. And this incredible history of the team will only increase that pride in Buckeye football for players, coaches, students, alumni, and fans who love the team.

Author Robert J. Roman draws on extensive archival research to tell the untold story of the early days of football at Ohio's flagship public university. The game was different. Fields were rarely level and often rocky. Eleven men played both sides of the ball, quarterbacks were often the smallest men on the team, and coaches were not allowed to communicate with the players during a game. The travel was different. The faculty of rival Ohio Wesleyan forbid their team from traveling to Columbus, where the vulgar, "godless" public university students might corrupt their young men. After Ohio State's first game outside the state-a victory in Kentucky-the team had to run for its life, chased by an angry mob of stone-throwing locals. But the students were the same. Eager to establish their school as the equal of older, wealthier, and more strictly religious colleges, Ohio State students saw intercollegiate athletics as their path to respectability. "Do you not believe that our athletic clubs have generally represented the University with great credit to themselves and the University?," asked a student in the campus paper. "Do you not believe they have spread abroad our good name and won friends for us all through the State? I tell you, in this day athletics are becoming just as much a part of a great University as Greek or mathematics."

Ohio State Football: The Forgotten Dawn will not only fascinate readers interested in the school’s team history, but also those interested in the early history of athletics at American public universities. Familiar debates over the construction of facilities, hiring of coaches, academic eligibility, and the authority of the faculty and the administration are all part of the story here. But above all, college football fans will see themselves, with pride, in this history of one of the sport’s most famed programs. Includes forty rare photos from the Ohio State archives.



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