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American History

For Their Own Cause

| Filed under: American History, Civil War Era, Civil War in the North, Recent Releases
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DescriptionNorthern black soldiers and their families during and after the Civil War

The 27th United States Colored Troops (USCT), composed largely of free black Ohio men, served in the Union army from April 1864 to September 1865 … Read the rest

 


Democracy and the American Civil War

and | Filed under: African American Studies, American History, Civil War Era, Recent Releases, Symposia on Democracy
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Description Exploring democracy and race against the backdrop of nineteenth-century America

In 1865, after four tumultuous years of fighting, Americans welcomed the opportunity to return to a life of normalcy. President Abraham Lincoln issued his emancipation decree in … Read the rest

 


Reconstruction

| Filed under: American History, History, Interpreting American History, Recent Releases
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DescriptionA state-of-the-art historiographical study of Reconstruction at its sesquicentennial

Writing in 1935 in his brilliant and brooding Black Reconstruction, W. E. B. Du Bois lamented America’s post–Civil War era as a missed opportunity to reconstruct the war-torn … Read the rest

 


The Lincoln Assassination Riddle

and | Filed under: American History, History, Recent Releases, True Crime, True Crime History
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DescriptionExperts on the Lincoln assassination unravel the mysteries of the crime

Most Americans are aware that their sixteenth president was mortally wounded by a man named Booth at a Washington theater in April 1865. These are facts … Read the rest

 


Above the Shots

and | Filed under: American History, Recent Releases, Regional Interest
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DescriptionProvocative memories surrounding the tragic events at Kent State University in May 1970

A deadly confrontation at Kent State University between Vietnam War protesters and members of the Ohio National Guard occurred in the afternoon on May … Read the rest

 


Forging the Bee Line Railroad, 1848–1889

| Filed under: American History, History
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DescriptionRisk-taking pioneers and the early railroads of the American Midwest

In the 1830s, as the Trans Appalachian economy began to stir and Europe’s Industrial Revolution reached its peak, concerned Midwesterners saw opportunities and risks. Success of the … Read the rest

 


Bouquet’s Expedition against the Ohio Indians in 1764 by William Smith

| Filed under: American History, History
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Description Conflict and diplomacy in the Ohio Country

In the fall of 1764, Col. Henry Bouquet led a British-American army into what is today eastern Ohio with the intention of ending the border conflict called “Pontiac’s War.” Brokering … Read the rest

 


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