Cincinnati: From River City to Highway Metropolis

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Arcadia, 2003 - History - 160 pages
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Once known as a great commercial port and pork-packing center, Cincinnati developed a diverse industrial economy in a bid to remain the West's Queen City. It is a community familiar with change as new transportation systems evolved, commercial activity shifted, and poor race relations periodically erupted in unrest. For over 200 years, however, enterprising citizens created a vibrant, if at times volatile, urban culture that frequently harkens back to its remarkable past in an effort to shape its future.

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David Stradling, assistant professor of history at the University of Cincinnati, offers a comprehensive look at this intriguing community and how its hearty residents have built it into one of America's unique cities. With an enticing narrative, he relates the stories of Cincinnati's rich and powerful as well as its working class residents, all of whom worked to shape their community.

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