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Ohio and Regional Book List

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Ohio University in Perspective II
The Annual Convocation Addresses of President Charles J. Ping, 1985-1993
By Charles J. Ping

“This volume is a companion to Ohio University in Perspective, which brought together the annual convocation addresses of President Ping from the years 1975 through 1984. Like the earlier volume, Ohio University in Perspective II provides an important window onto the world of Ohio University during the president’s second decade of service.

Education · Ohio and Regional · History · Athens, Ohio

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Season of Promise
Wild Plants In Winter, Northeastern United States
By June Carver Roberts

Robert’s collection of winter plants is an artistic tribute to the quiet beauty of the woodlands of Northeastern United States.

Art · Nature · Ohio and Regional

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Log Construction in the Ohio Country, 1750–1850
By Donald A. Hutslar

Log construction entered the Ohio territory with the seventeenth-century fur traders and mid-eighteenth-century squatters and then spread throughout most of the area after the opening of the territory in the 1780s. Scottish-Irish and German settlers, using techniques from the eastern states and European homelands, found the abundant timber resources of the Ohio country ideally suited to this simple, durable form of construction.

Architecture · History · American History · Ohio and Regional · 18th century · 19th century

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Born in the Spring
A Collection of Spring Wildflowers
By June Carver Roberts
· Foreword by William G. Gambill Jr.

A must for flower and art lovers, Born in the Spring is a unique collection of line drawings and magnificent watercolors of spring wildflowers with over 90 illustrations, 46 in full color. The text accompanying each plate enables the reader to easily locate the flower in its natural setting.

Art · Nature · Ohio and Regional

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Memoirs of a Bookman
By Jack Matthews

These memoirs are the reminiscences of Jack Matthews: his adventures in seeking out, collecting, and reading old and rare books, along with reflections upon time, memory, and other mysteries.

Literary Studies · Biography · Memoir · Ohio and Regional

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Early Prose Writings of William Dean Howells, 1852–1861
By W. D. Howells
· Edited by Thomas Wortham

While William Dean Howells is today best remembered as Mark Twain’s staunchest defender, Howells was, at his peak, the unrivaled man of letters in America: he had no contemporary equal. The achievements of both Twain and Henry James have since surpassed those of Howells in the literary hierarchy, but the work of Howells still remains an important part of American letters.

Ohio · Literary Studies · Ohio and Regional · American Literature · Midwest

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Buckeye Rovers in the Gold Rush
An Edition of Two Diaries
By H. Lee Scamehorn
· Edited by Edwin P. Banks and Jamie Lytle-Webb

When “California Fever” raced through southeastern Ohio in the spring of 1849, a number of residents of Athens County organized a cooperative venture for traveling overland to the mines. Known as the “Buckeye Rovers,” the company began its trip westward in early April. The Buckeye Rovers, along with thousands who traveled the overland route to California, endured numerous hardships and the seemingly constant threat of attacks from hostile Indians.

History · Gold Rush · Diaries and Journals · United States · North America · Americas · Western Americana · Ohio and Regional · American History · 19th century

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Cincinnati Recipe Treasury
The Queen City’s Culinary Heritage
By Mary Anna DuSablon

What better way to discover Cincinnati’s culture than by its recipes? From daily fare to savoir faire, the kitchens of this tri–state area have been producing a unique cuisine throughout its 200-year history. The finest old and new “secret formulas” have been collected from many sources including club and church cookbooks and handwritten notes.

Cookbooks · Ohio and Regional

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An Archeological History of the Hocking Valley
By James Murphy

Detailed reports on the excavation of three Adena mounds, two Fort Ancient village sites, and several multi-component rock shelters in the Hocking River valley.

Native American Studies · Ohio and Regional · Archaeology · Athens, Ohio

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James Wright
The Poetry of a Grown Man; Constancy and Transition in the Work of James Wright
By Kevin Stein

Although some critics have identified two phases in the poetry of James Wright and have isolated particulars of his movement from traditional to more experimental forms, few have noted also the elements of constancy in the evolution of his poetry.

Literary Studies · Poetry · American Literature · Literary Criticism · Ohio and Regional

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Essays on the Economy of the Old Northwest
Edited by David C. Klingaman and Richard K. Vedder

In 1787, the same year that the U.S. Constitution was formulated, the five states of the Northwest Territory were unsettled frontier land. One hundred years later, those states had grown into the industrial heartland and agricultural breadbasket of America.

Business and Economics · History · Ohio and Regional

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The Mound Builders
By Robert Silverberg

The Mound Builders traces the speculation surrounding the thousands of earthen mounds built across the Midwest some time between 1000 B.C. and 1000 A.D. and the scientific excavations which uncovered the history and culture of the ancient Americans who built them.

Archaeology · Native American Studies · American History · Midwest · Ohio and Regional

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Petroglyphs of Ohio
By James L. Swauger

While earthworks, or “mounds,” are the most widely known fixed monuments of Native American history in Ohio, the state shares with the rest of the upper Ohio Valley a widely dispersed collection of smaller monuments. The animal, mythical, and human designs scratched into soft rock faces throughout the region constitute a fascinating, enigmatic, and fragile record of the world of the late prehistoric peoples of the American Midwest.

Archaeology · Ohio and Regional · Native American Studies

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Shawnee!
The Ceremonialism of a Native Indian Tribe and Its Cultural Background
By James H. Howard

Comprehensive account of Shawnee culture including musical notations of Shawnee songs, maps, and heirloom photographs.

Native American Studies · Ohio · Ohio and Regional · History · Midwest · United States · North America · Americas