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The Cincinnati Human Relations Commission: A History, 1943-2013 by Phillip J. Obermiller and Thomas E. Wagner

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Appalachia? Well, anyone involved in Appalachian Studies over the last several decades will recognize the names Obermiller, Wagner, and Maloney. What attracted them to do this history is exactly what makes it pertinent to this list. In Cincinnati, the relationship between mountain migrants and the mainstream has been just as worrisome and crucial as that between any other racial or ethnic groups, and that has been recognized by the Cincinnati Human Relations Commissions (CHRC) from the beginning.  “This full and balanced history of human relations efforts in Cincinnati during the tenure of the CHRC reveals the intriguing cooperative nature by which citizens organize to engage in civic action.  Photos and multiple viewpoints round out a book that will engage practitioners, students, and the general public alike.” - Jennifer Jarvis Tighe.

Athens: Ohio University Press, 2017. 145 pages with an Index, Sources, appendices, a timeline, photos, and a Foreword by Michael E. Maloney. Hardback with pictorial cover