This course concerns itself with the political, social, economic, and artistic history of Ohio from prehistory to the present. This course will illuminate national trends through the lens of local history.

Topics include the complexity of Reconstruction as reflected in Ohio, being located on the border between North and South; national anti-German fervor as exhibited by Ohio’s Governor Cox and in the city of Cincinnati; and growth of environmental concerns and the popularity of Earth Day in Ohio following the Cuyahoga River fire.