Cleveland: A Concise History, 1796-1996

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Indiana University Press, Jan 1, 1997 - History - 213 pages
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{Note: New picture coming for catalog and cover use.} This highly successful short history of Cleveland has now been revised and brought up to date through 1996, the bicentennial year, including two new chapters, and new illustrations and charts.
  

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Since I typically read architectural history books, this was a refreshing (however dismal!) look at Cleveland's history with regards to the education system, finances, economic development, and racial ... Read full review

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When I first became a serial relocator, I realized how important it is to read about and understand the history of the place you're living in. Because, after all, you're living the legacy of it. The ... Read full review

Contents

17961800
7
Moses Cleaveland
8
n Amos Spaffords map of Cleaveland 1796
10
18001811
15
The settlement of Cleaveland 1800
18
Dunham Tavern an inn on the road to Buffalo
19
18121824
21
Part Two COMMERCIAL VILLAGE TO COMMERCIAL CITY
29
The Hiram House Parade about 1900
92
A classroom in Clevelands public schools 1917
98
19001914
100
A backyard in Clevelands Big Italy neighborhood 1920s
104
Children at the Broadway Branch Library
105
Mayor Tom Johnson inspects street repair about 1907
111
19151929
113
DetroitSuperior HighLevel Bridge
114

The Ohio Erie Canal completed in 1832
35
Map of Cleveland 1835
42
A triumphal arch on Public Square FrancoPrussian War 52 Clevelands Union Depot completed in 1866
62
James A Garfield
64
18601869
69
Clevelands Flats in the 1870s
71
The SoldiersAid Society
73
Superior Street about 1880
74
18701899
77
Civil War soldiers on Public Square 1865
81
Hiram House playground about 1900
90
Watching the Indians win the 1920 World Series
115
Workers at the Glenn L Martin plant
117
19301939
129
19401949 141
146
19501965
156
19661979
166
Comeback City? 19801989
182
19901996
193
Appendixes
199
Index
207
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About the author (1997)

Carol Poh Miller is a historical consultant in Cleveland. She has written extensively on Cleveland history and architecture, for which she received the Public Education and Awareness Award from the Ohio Historical Society in 1988.
Robert Wheeler is Associate Professor of History and Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at Cleveland State University. He has written extensively on early Cleveland history.

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