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  • Series: Ohio River Valley Series
  • Hardcover: 456 pages
  • Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky; First Edition edition (December 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0813123666
  • ISBN-13: 978-0813123660
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,939,612 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Finalist for the Governor's Award given by the Kentucky Historical Society." --



"There is simply an overwhelming amount of information packed into this fascinating book." -- AfroAmericanHeritage.com



"Bigham's careful study of African American life between 1860 and 1880 subtly reminds scholars that the Lower Ohio is important." -- American Historical Review



"Successfully illustrates that African Americans did more than just survive slavery, the Civil War, and emancipation; they carved out their own destinies.... Highly recommended." -- Choice



"A valuable addition to the existing literature of the settlement of the Ohio River Valley. It fills a gap left by the exclusion of the African American experience in previous historical works." -- History



"Brings together an impressive array of secondary sources and supplements these with original research into census materials, tax records, and other primary documents." -- Indiana Magazine of History



"Bigham explores churches, schools, jobs, politics, families, and the varieties of everyday African American life to offer fascinating insights into the changing reality of American ideals of equality." -- James H. Madison, author of A Lynching in the Heartland: Race and Memory in Ame



"In this fine study of African American life in the 19th -century Ohio Valley, historian Darrell Bigham adds another chapter to our understanding of this important region in U. S. history. Whereas most scholars have focused primarily on the larger urban centers, Bigham illuminates the experiences of blacks in little known towns and cities all along the Ohio River. As such, he also opens up prospects for exciting new research on this subject." -- Joe W. Trotter, author of River Jordan: African American Urban Life in the Ohio



"An important resource for those interested in the collective history of African Americans in the Ohio Valley." -- John A. Hardin, Western Kentucky University



"Unlike other studies that have focused exclusively upon the racial dynamics of large metropolitan areas like Cincinnati, Bigham finds potent history in small places as he traces the transition from antebellum slavery to postemancipation freedom in the town and villages where relationship could hold more sway than rhetoric." -- Journal of Illinois History



"[A] fine study of African American life on the nineteenth century's great 'Borderland'...This is regionalism of the most valuable kind, defining a region that since the Civil War has been largely subsumed by the Midwest north of the river and the South below it. Bigham's study challengesthose regional distinctions, at least in the matters of race and culture." -- Ohio History



"Expands our understanding of a complex topic, as it rejects the Ohio River as a divide but instead makes it the center of a vast region for examining black/white relationships." -- Thomas L. Owen, Archivist for Local History, University Archives, University of



"In arguing [his] point quite persuasively, Bigham, like Joe William Trotter, forces scholars to reconceptualize the Ohio River Valley and the notion of borderlands in American history. There is much to applaud in Bigham's exhaustive study. This is an important and useful work and will cause historians and the public to continue the re-evaluation of the Ohio River Valley's transformation during the nineteenth centure, the meaning of emancipation for African Americans, and the ways that blacks attempted, and in many cases succeeded, to advance as a group on both sides of the Ohio. All scholars interested in African American history, the Ohio River Valley, and urbanization, should read this fascinating book." -- James M. Beeby, Indiana University Southeast, Ohio Valley History



""Much demographic information is relayed in the text, and a series of useful tables in the appendix denotes population shifts and the groth of African American communities. These same demographics may make On Jordan's Banks a challenging study for the general reader, but scholars interested in regional history will find that Bigham has succeeded in bringing together a host of secondary sources and community studies to offer a clear picture of African American life in the lower Ohio Valley. Although one could argue that the book contains little new information because it is not based soly on original research, those who study the black experience in the Midwest and the Upper South will find much fodder here."" -- West Virginia History



""[A] meticulously researched and lucidly written volume.""A fine study that adds much to our knowledge of African American life in the 19th century Ohio Valley River region, a topic that until recently has received only scant attention from scholars. Whereas many historians have focused primarily on the larger cities, Bigham discusses, in great detail, the experiences of Black Americans in little-known and obscure towns and cities. For this reason alone, he should be greatly commended.""This volume clearly enhances out understanding of the important and complex history of the Ohio Valley region as well as the nature of race relations in the United States overtime." -- Dr. Eric Jackson" -- Dr. Eric Jackson



""An important and useful work and will cause historians and the public to continue the re-evaluation of the Ohio River Valley's transformation during the nineteenth century, the meaning of emancipation for African Americans, and the ways that blacks attempted, and in many cases succeeded, to advance as a group on both sides of the Ohio. All scholars interested in African American history, the Ohio River Valley, and urbanization should read this fascinating book." -- Ohio Valley History" --

About the Author

Darrel E. Bigham, professor of history and director of the Historic Southern Indiana organization at the University of Southern Indiana, is the author of several books, including Towns and Villages of the Lower Ohio.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By AfroAmericanHeritage on February 10, 2006
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Each morning when he was a boy growing up along the banks of the Ohio River, my dad used to row across to a small farm on the Kentucky side to buy milk. Though the maps in our childhood history books portrayed the river as a nearly impenetrable boundary between North and South, ON JORDAN'S BANKS reveals its true nature as more of an Information Superhighway by comparatively studying African American life in the Ohio River Valley as a region. The book covers the period from 1861 - 1890 (and a bit beyond to the Great Depression in the epilogue.)

Drawing primarily on secondary sources, Bigham finds surprising similarities between the north and south shores during both the antebellum and postwar eras. He explores the wide ranging forms slavery (and freedom) took in various areas...for example, it seems that some slaves in Louisville possessed greater liberties than free blacks in Cincinnati. He examines the development of churches, schools (both integrated and segregated), benevolent societies and the social strata within black communities and across racial lines. He explores the evolution of free labor. And he shows that the fight for civil rights and suffrage knew no boundaries.

At times I felt statistics stalled the narrative, but this is a minor complaint and I'm not sure it could have been handled differently; there is simply an overwhelming amount of information packed into this fascinating book. I recommend it to Ohio River history buffs as well as to African American Studies.
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