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  • On Jordan's Banksby Darrel E. Bigham

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 50.00

    This comprehensive history examines communities on the northern and southern shores of the Ohio River that developed as a consequence of the Civil War. Darrel E. Bigham describes how these communities were shaped by the presence or absence of slavery and how the abolition of slavery and the rise of free labor became the rule of law on both banks.... more...

  • Holy Toledoby Marnie Jones

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    "Do unto others as ye would have them do unto you" are the words upon which Samuel M. Jones, self-made millionaire and mayor of Toledo, Ohio (1897-1904) organized his life, business, and political career. Unlike most progressive reformers, Jones was in a position to initiate real change. His factory workers shared in the profits and took advantage... more...

  • C Is for Chicagoby Maria Kernahan; Michael Schafbuch

    Dry Climate Studios 2013; US$ 7.99

    A is for the Art Institute where the lions stand proud. They guard the precious art inside and welcome the crowd. B is for Chicago Blues, the sound heard on the street. Jam with a harmonica and keep time with your feet. C is for Chicago, Second City and Third Coast. From the lakefront to the skyscrapers it's a city with the most. And so the story... more...

  • The Ohio Frontierby Emily Foster

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    Few mementoes remain of what Ohio was like before white people transformed it. The readings in this anthology -- the diaries of a trader and a missionary, the letter of a frontier housewife, the travel account of a wide-eyed young English tourist, the memoir of an escaped slave, and many others -- are eyewitness accounts of the Ohio frontier. They... more...

  • New Harmony, Indianaby Jane Blaffer Owen; Nancy Mangum McCaslin; John Philip Newell; J. Pittman McGehee; Anne Dale Owen; Jane Dale Owen

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    For nearly seven decades, Jane Blaffer Owen was the driving force behind the restoration and revitalization of the town of New Harmony, Indiana. In this delightful memoir, Blaffer Owen describes the transformational effect the town had on her life. An oil heiress from Houston, she met and married Kenneth Dale Owen, great-great-grandson of Robert Owen,... more...

  • Blood on the Bayouby Donald S. Frazier

    State House/McWhiney Foundation Press 2015; Not Available

    Blood on the Bayou:  Vicksburg, Port Hudson, and the Trans-Mississippi takes a well-known story, the struggle for control of the Mississippi River in the American Civil War, and recasts it as a contest for control of African-American populations.  The Emancipation Proclamation may have freed the slaves, but the task of actually moving these liberated... more...

  • Not For Tourists Illustrated Guide to Chicagoby Not For Tourists

    Not For Tourists 2015; US$ 12.99

    A colorful and detailed guide for anyone who wants to get the most out of the Windy City. This brand-new guide is boldly redesigned where no NFT has gone before, offering quick snapshots of each neighborhood from Gold Coast and Lincoln Park to Wrigleyville and Lakeview in a colorful and stylish layout. Start flipping through and you?ll immediately... more...

  • Insiders' Guide® to Columbus, Ohioby Shawnie Kelley

    Insider's Guide 2008; US$ 17.99

    Everything you need to know about the nation's fifteenth largest city! Whether you plan to pursue an education, start a business, or raise a family, this guide takes you through the rapidly growing Discovery City. more...

  • It Happened in Vermontby Mark Bushnell

    Globe Pequot Press 2009; US$ 13.99

    From the French and Indian War to the exposure of Maple Corner, thirty-two events that shaped the Green Mountain State more...

  • Screw the Valley: Detroit Editionby Timothy Sprinkle

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2015; US$ 6.99

    It?s time to put the Valley in your rearview mirror. Destination: New Startup America. Next stop: Detroit. In this companion eBook to Screw the Valley , Timothy Sprinkle highlights Detroit, one of seven cities that offers superior landscapes for tech startups. With brand new, city-specific content, an excerpt from Screw the Valley , and a compilation... more...