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Ohio: A History of the Buckeye State

By Kevin F. Kern

Wiley-Blackwell
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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 (It Happened In Series)

By Carol Cartaino

Globe Pequot Press
Released: 2010-06-15
Paperback (224 pages)

It Happened in Ohio: Remarkable Events That Shaped History (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 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)

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

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

By C. Stephen Badgley

Badgley Publishing Company
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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.

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.

Ohio: What's So Great About This State? (Arcadia Kids)

By Kate Boehm Jerome

Arcadia Publishing
Released: 2010-04-07
Paperback (48 pages)

Ohio: What s So Great About This State? (Arcadia Kids)
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DO YOU KNOW…



WHAT powered Ohio’s first state-wide transportation system?

(Hint: Special shoes and hay were needed!)



HOW the western part of Ohio became so flat?

(Hint: Think natural bulldozers!)



Find these answers and more in the Ohio edition of What’s So Great About This State?

Strange Tales from Ohio: True Stories of Remarkable People, Places, and Events in Ohio History

By Neil Zurcher

Brand: Gray Company, Publishers
Paperback (241 pages)

Strange Tales from Ohio: True Stories of Remarkable People, Places, and Events in Ohio History
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“A delightful read . . . Zurcher chooses his anecdotes well, balancing scandalous murder mysteries and the truly odd with lighter fare about Ohio’s famous inventors and funniest first achievements.” ― Akron Life Magazine

Ohio history can get pretty strange! From the author of the popular offbeat travel guide “Ohio Oddities”, here are 75 equally odd tales of Ohio’s most remarkable people, places, and events.

Learn why residents of Blueball, Ohio, erected a monument to a pig. Witness the birth of the inflatable airplane in Akron. Revisit Ohio’s last public whipping, near Dayton. Find out if Ohio really was bombed by the Japanese in World War II. Read about Ashtabula’s famed Headless Chicken, who lived without his noggin for 38 days . . . the world’s first recorded automobile accident . . . the man who invented disposable diapers . . .

A real treat for anyone who enjoys Ohio history with a twist.

History of Jonathan Alder: His Captivity and Life with the Indians (Ohio History and Culture (Paperback))

By Larry Nelson

Brand: University Of Akron Press
Paperback (222 pages)

History of Jonathan Alder: His Captivity and Life with the Indians (Ohio History and Culture (Paperback))
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A History of Jonathan Alder: His Captivity and Life with the Indians is one of the most extensive first person accounts to survive from Ohio's pioneer and early settlement eras. Nine year-old Alder was captured and taken to Ohio by Indians in 1782. Adopted by a Mingo warrior and his Shawnee wife, Alder lived as an Indian until 1805. After he left the Indians, Alder became one of the first European settlers to live in central Ohio. Alder composed his memoirs in the 1840s. His account chronicles his life for fifty years, from the time of his capture to 1832. The narrative, therfore, provides a unique perspective on fronteir Ohio and its transformation from wilderness to statehood and the continuing evolution in the relationship between Ohio's Indians and whites from the Revolutionary War-era to a time when many of the state's Native peoples had been removed. Alder's recollection provides an exceptional look at early Ohio. His portrait of his captors is revealing, complex, and sympathetic. The latter part of his narrative in which he describes his experiences in central Ohio is an extraordinary rich account of early pioneer life. Further, Alder was fortunate in that he encountered many of the persons and took part in many of the events that have become touchstones in Ohio's pioneer history, including Simon Kenton, Simon Girty, and Col. William Crawford. He participated in the Battles of Fort Recovery and Fallen Timbers, and his recollection of these actions are among the few extant accounts that describe these events from a Native American perspective.

Cincinnati Then and Now®

By Jeff Suess

Pavilion
Released: 2018-05-01
Hardcover (144 pages)

Cincinnati Then and Now®
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This book takes readers through the city's storied history and vibrant culture. Beginning at Fountain Square, the heart of the city, the book rolls out to the riverfront, then back downtown and outwards, eventually to the locations outside of the city center. Sites include: Roebling Suspension Bridge, Fountain Square, Union Terminal, Music Hall, and Carew Tower, Mount Adams Incline, the canal, Old Main Library, Albee Theater, Shubert Theater, Arnold's Bar and Grill, City Hall, Post Office, Nasty Corner, Taft Museum, Enquirer Building, Sixth Street Market, Union Terminal, Lincoln Park, Rookwood Pottery, Eden Park Reservoir, Gwynne Building, Contemporary Arts Center, Baldwin Piano Company, Convention Center, and the Plum Street Temple.

The Ohio (Ohio River Valley Series)

By R.E. Banta

Brand: The University Press of Kentucky
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The Ohio (Ohio River Valley Series)
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" Originally part of the Rivers of America Series, The Ohio traces the river from its headwaters in Pittsburgh to the point it empties into the Mississippi, nearly a thousand miles and five states later. The Ohio gives us a rare portrait of the frontier era of this region, from backwoods entertainment to learning and the arts. From early exploration to land disputes, clashes with Native American inhabitants to the birth of steamboat travel, the Ohio River comes alive through the retelling of the incidents and anecdotes that shaped its history of what the French called ""the beautiful river.""


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