Ohio and Its People

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Kent State University Press, 2003 - History - 521 pages
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The Bicentennial Edition of Ohio and Its People is a revised and updated volume of this bestselling work and includes a new final chapter examining Ohio through the end of the twentieth century. Author George W. Knepper presents contemporary information on the national and state political arenas, the economy as it affects Ohio, the economic and environmental revival of Cleveland, and an updated bibliography. Ohio and Its People remains a wonderful classroom text and history of Ohio.
 

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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 ... Read full review

Contents

A Favored Land
1
The Contest for Control of the Ohio Country
23
Creating the Northwest Territory
45
From Territory to State
68
Early Statehood Issues
95
The Material Side of Life
116
Money Banking Internal Improvements and Politics
132
Religion Education and Social Reform
161
Ohios Economy and the Growth of Big Business 18651900
275
Progressivism and World War I
302
Between the Wars
335
World War II and Its Aftermath
367
The Arts and LeisureTime Activities
401
Ohio in the PostIndustrial Age
423
The Nineties and Beyond
451
Appendixes
483

Antislavery and Antebellum Politics in Ohio
196
Ohio for the Union
217
Politics from Hayes to McKinley
253

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About the author (2003)

George W. Knepper is Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Akron and past president of the Ohio Historical Society.

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