The bicentennial edition of this publication has been revised and updated and includes an additional chapter which examines Ohio through to the end of the 20th century. George W. Knepper presents contemporary information on the national and state political arenas, the economy and the environment.
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As the state of Ohio prepares to celebrate its bicentennial in 2003, Andrew R. L.Cayton offers an account of ways in which diverse citizens have woven its history. Ohio: The History of a People centers around the many stories Ohioans have told about life in their state. The founders of Ohio in 1803 believed that its success would depend on the development of a public culture that emphasized what its citizens had in common with each other. But for two centuries, the remarkably diverse inhabitants of Ohio have repeatedly asserted their own ideas about how they and their children should lead their lives. The state's public culture has consisted of many voices, sometimes in conflict with each other. Using memoris, diaries, letters, novels, and paintings, Cayton writes Ohio's history as a collective biography of its citizens. Ohio, he argues, lies at the intersection of the stories of James Rhodes and Toni Morrison, Charles Ruthenberg and Lucy Webb Hayes, Carl Stokes and Alice Cary, Sherwood Anderson and Pete Rose. It lies in the tales of German Jews in Cincinnati, Italian and Polish immigrants in Cleveland, Southern blacks and white Appalachians in Youngstown. Ohio is the mingled voices of farm families, steelworkers, ministers, writers, schoolteachers, reformers, and football coaches. Ohio, in short, is whatever its citizens have imagined it to be.
The Roadmap series works as a year-long companion to earning higher grades, as well as passing the high-stakes 4th Grade Social Stiudies Ohio Proficiency Test that is necessary for grade level promotion. This book has been designed according to the specific standards set forth by the state of Ohio. Now parents can work with their kids to both improve their grades and pass these important tests. The experts at The Princeton Review have analyzed the OPT, and this book provides the most up-to-date, thoroughly researched practice possible. TPR breaks the test down into individual skills and provides lessons modeled after the OPT to familiarize students with the test’s structure, while increasing their overall skill level. The Princeton Review knows what it takes to succeed in the classroom and on tests. This book includes strategies that are proven to raise student performance. TPR provides: • Content review, detailed lessons, and practice exercises modeled after the actual exam • Test-taking skills and social studies essentials such as using charts and graphs and reading maps • 2 complete practice OPTs
Forty-five years before the drilling of the famous 1859 Colonel Drake oil well in Pennsylvania, oil was produced and marketed from salt brine wells dug in southeast Ohio. The oil was bottled and sold as a cure-all medicine, Seneca Oil. In 1860, one of the first oil fields in Ohio was discovered approximately 10 miles southeast of these wells. The 1885 discovery of the giant Lima-Indiana oil field set off the oil boom of northwest Ohio, a period of land speculation and rapid oil field development that lasted over 20 years and propelled Ohio into the leading oil-producing state from 1895 to 1903. John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil of Cleveland built storage tanks, pipelines, and a refinery near Lima. The Ohio Oil Company, now Marathon Oil, was active in the area and still maintains an office in Findlay. The Bremen oil field was discovered in south-central Ohio in 1907, setting off another oil boom, which included drilling within the city limits.
"This research guide describes Ohio sources for family history and genealogical research. It also includes extensive footnotes and bibliographies, addresses of repositories that house Ohio historical and genealogical records and oral histories, and addresses of chapters of the Ohio Genealogical Society. Valuable Ohio maps conclude this work ... This new edition describes many Ohio sources on the Internet and compact discs, as well as additional genealogical and historical sources and bibliographies of Ohio sources"--Preface.