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[Detail] Soldier and Two Women.


Collection Overview

Drawn from the collections of the Ohio Historical Society, The African-American Experience in Ohio: Selections from the Ohio Historical Society explores the diversity and complexity of African-American culture in Ohio. Covering the time period 1850-1920, the materials illustrate several major themes: slavery, emancipation, abolition, the Underground Railroad, the Civil War, Reconstruction, African Americans in politics and government, and African-American religion.

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  • Expansion and Reform, 1801-1861
  • The Civil War and Reconstruction, 1850-1877
  • Development of the Industrial United States, 1876-1915
  • Emergence of Modern America, 1890-1930

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