Ohio and Its People: Bicentennial Edition / Edition 3

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In 1989, when Ohio and Its People was first published, the state was still reeling from severe economic blows. Now its economy is resurgent. Its cities have made great progress in renewing portions of their downtowns and, in some cases, their neighborhoods.
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A major, full-length, one-volume history of the Buckeye State. Knepper shows that Ohio has not been dominated by one set of factors over others. Rather its history is that of the most ``middle'' of the midwestern states. Knepper provides admirable balance in this model state history, beginning with prehistory and ending in the late 1980s. There is sufficient anecdote to make it interesting popular reading and enough detail and interpretation to satisfy a scholar's need for a historical synthesis. With no footnotes, few illustrations, and a ten-page book-only bibliography, it is suitable for high schools and above. Walter Havighurst's Ohio: A Bicentennial History (LJ 5/15/77), a more superficial work, and E.H. Roseboom and F.P. Weisenberger's History of Ohio (1953; Ohio Historical Soc., 1969. rev. ed.), are the only comparable works. Essential for Ohio libraries, and highly recommended for libraries in neighboring states and large public and academic libraries.-- Patrick J. Brunet, Univ. of Wisconsin Lib., La Crosse
Knepper (history, U. of Akron) chronicles Ohio's history from the Pleistocene era to the mid 1990s. In addition to political developments, he addresses cultural, social, and intellectual trends. His discussion of pioneer life covers banking, religion, education, and social reform in the period. He maintains that Ohio has traditionally valued diversity, balance, and conservatism, and that the state's strongest quality is its tendency to be representative of the country as a whole. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Knepper (history, U. of Akron) presents a comprehensive history of the Buckeye State, the first in 20 years. A detailed and interpretive, sometimes iconoclastic, study. Specially designed maps illustrate major themes and events. Paper edition (unseen), $17.50. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780873387910
  • Publisher: Kent State University Press
  • Publication date: 10/9/2003
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 521
  • Sales rank: 693,014
  • Product dimensions: 6.72 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Table of Contents

Author's Note to the Bicentennial Edition
Preface to the First Edition
1 A Favored Land 1
2 The Contest for Control of the Ohio Country 23
3 Creating the Northwest Territory 45
4 From Territory to State 68
5 Early Statehood Issues 95
6 The Pioneer State: The Material Side of Life 116
7 The Pioneer State: Money, Banking, Internal Improvements, and Politics 132
8 The Pioneer State: Religion, Education, and Social Reform 161
9 Antislavery and Antebellum Politics in Ohio 196
10 Ohio for the Union 217
11 Ohio Leads the Nation: Politics from Hayes to McKinley 253
12 Ohio's Economy and the Growth of Big Business, 1865-1900 275
13 Society in Transition: Progressivism and World War I 302
14 Between the Wars 335
15 World War II and Its Aftermath 367
16 The Arts and Leisure-Time Activities 401
17 Ohio in the Post-Industrial Age 423
18 Toward Two Hundred Years: The Nineties and Beyond 451
Appendixes 483
Bibliography 487
Index 498
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