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On Jordan's Banks: Emancipation and Its Aftermath in the Ohio River Valley

by Darrel E. Bigham

The story of the Ohio River and its settlements are an integral part of American history, particularly during the country’s westward expansion.

Towns and Villages of the Lower Ohio

by Darrel E. Bigham

America. Enterprise.

The Kentucky River

by William E. Ellis

A sweeping cultural history, The Kentucky River reflects the rich tapestry of life along the banks.

Life on the Ohio

by James Coomer

When young James Coomer was offered a job as deckhand on the tugboat Pat Murphy at a dollar an hour, he took his first smell of diesel fuel and knew he was hooked.

The Ohio Frontier: An Anthology of Early Writings

edited by Emily Foster

Few mementoes remain of what Ohio was like before white people transformed it. The readings in this anthology—the diaries of a trader and a missionary, the letter of a frontier housewife, the travel account of a wide-eyed young English tourist, the memoir of an escaped slave, and many others—are eyewitness accounts of the Ohio frontier.