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
Related Collections and Exhibits
- African-American Odyssey
- African-American Perspectives, 1818-1907
- African-American Sheet Music, 1850-1920
- Civil War Maps
- Civil War Photographs, 1861-1865
- Historic American Sheet Music, 1850-1920
- Narratives of the American South, 1860-1920
- The Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana
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