This series, now concluded, commemorates Ohio's two-hundredth anniversary in 2003, providing the public, scholars, and students with a comprehensive picture of the development of Ohio life.

Ohio on the Move

Transportation in the Buckeye State

By H. Roger Grant

Few American states can match the rich and diverse transportation heritage of Ohio. Every major form of public conveyance eventually served the Buckeye state. From the “Canal Age” to the “Interurban Era,” Ohio emerged as a national leader. The state's central location, abundant natural resources, impressive wealth, shrewd business leadership, and episodes of good fortune explain the dynamic nature of its transport past.

Creating a Perfect World

Religious and Secular Utopias in Nineteenth-Century Ohio

By Catherine M. Rokicky

Powerful currents of religious revival and political and social reform swept nineteenth-century America. Many people expressed their radical religious and social ideals by creating or joining self-contained utopian communities. These utopianists challenged the existing social and economic order with alternative notions about religion, marriage, family, sexuality, property ownership, and wage labor. Between 1787 and 1919, approximately 270 utopian communities existed in the United States.

Key to the successful teaching and learning of history is its personalization. In presenting documents that help Ohio's rich history come alive in the minds of its readers, this book has purposely sought to provide eyewitness, first-person narratives that will make the reader want to turn the page and keep on reading.

Buckeye Women

The History of Ohio's Daughters

By Stephane Elise Booth

An accessible and comprehensive account of the role Ohio women have assumed in the history of the state and a narrative of their hardships and of the victories that have been won in the past two hundred years.

Ohio’s First Peoples depicts the Native Amer­icans of the Buckeye State from the time of the Hope­well peoples to the forced removal of the Wyan­dots in the 1840s.