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

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. The vibrant African American communities along the Ohio's banks, however, have rarely been studied in depth. Blacks have lived in the Ohio River Valley since the late eighteenth century, and since the river divided the free labor North and the slave labor South, black communities faced unique challenges. This book examines the lives of African Americans in the counties along the northern and southern banks of the Ohio River both before and in the years ... More

Keywords: Ohio River, American history, African American, North, South, Civil War, slavery, freedom, black river communities, Jim Crow

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780813123660
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813123660.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Darrel E. Bigham, author