SOURCE: Made By History at the Washington Post
The East Palestine Disaster Echoes 1948's Killer Smog in Donora, PA
by Cassondra Hanna
Despite the decline of rust belt industry, the Ohio Valley remains a backbone of the industrial transportation sector, making its residents uniquely vulnerable to acute toxic pollution if profits are allowed to outweigh environmental safety.
SOURCE: The Atlantic
Why Can't Mike DeWine Succeed as a Reasonable Republican?
The Ohio governor increasingly seems to fit a political mold of pragmatic conservatism that lacks a constituency in a polarized political environment driven by a radicalized Republican Party.
Salt and Deep History in the Ohio Country
by Annabel LaBrecque
American expansion into the Ohio Valley was built upon a long natural and indigenous history of salt resources that formed the geography of the territory in obvious and surprising ways.
SOURCE: Activist History Review
We Need “CRT” to Understand the Midwest, Too
by Bradley J. Sommer
"The continued existence of white nationalist groups came as a shock to many Toledoans. It has likely shocked a lot of Americans in recent years, many of whom thought that Nazis existed only in textbooks and as the bad guys in movies."
SOURCE: The Baffler
Did Cartoonist Billy Ireland Really Push the KKK out of Columbus, Ohio?
by Eliya Smith
Local lore held that Columbus Dispatch cartoonist Billy Ireland's merciless taunting of the KKK forced it to leave town in the 1920s. Could newspaper cartoons really do that?
SOURCE: Columbus Dispatch
Columbus Historian Hits Streets in Search of African American Stories
Rita Fuller-Yates earned a bachelor's degree in history and worked in corporate America and as a lifestyle columnist. But now she's a fierce avocate for memorializing one of Ohio's black leaders (and the history of African Americans in Columbus) on the grounds of the Statehouse.
SOURCE: Al Jazeera America
‘Open the land’: The Shawnee aim for a return to Ohio
One tribe is bidding to go all the way home to the Midwest, some two centuries later.
This Is What’s Really Interesting About Ohio’s Vote Against Marijuana
by Emily Dufton
The big fear about legalization is that the pot business is ripe for corporate exploitation.
Will There Be a Happy Ending to Ohio's Close Brush with a Rightwing Fantasy?
by John T. McNay
Senate Bill 5, derived mainly from the right-wing American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), was designed to crush public unions across the state.
It Looks Like Mark Hanna’s Biographer Invented Quotes
by Kristie Miller and Robert H. McGinnis
"Does a dog hesitate for a marriage license?"
The Battle for Ohio's Middle Class
by John T. McNay
Labor's 2011 victory in Ohio offers a blueprint for the future.
Obama to Name New National Monuments
President Obama, who has been criticized for favoring oil and gas development over land conservation in his first term, on Monday will designate five new national monuments, according to officials briefed on the decision.They are the First State National Monument in Delaware and Pennsylvania; the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument in New Mexico; the San Juan Islands National Monument in Washington State; Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument in Ohio and a monument commemorating Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railway in Maryland....
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