In This Issue: Fall 2015

Along with the usual book reviews, this edition of the Northeast Ohio Journal of History features an exhibit that touches on the intersection of several historical phenomena readily visible to residents of Northeast Ohio. “Understanding Tombstones in Cleveland: Religion, Memory, Social Status, and Gender in Cemeteries” by Frank Jastrzembski traces the ways in which tombstones of area cemeteries reflect the social, cultural, and economic realities of the eras in which they were made, as well as their changes through time. With numerous representative photographs of tombstones used as examples, this piece revives the “virtual museum exhibit” that had been a regular feature of this journal since its first issue.

This issue also takes advantage of our new, more streamlined website interface.  We hope this will make future editions easier to produce, and will be working to make all back issues readily available in the new format.  As always, if you have questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact the editor at

Kevin Kern

Feature Article: Exhibit: Understanding Tombstones in Cleveland: Religion, Memory, Social Status, and Gender in Cemeteries
By Frank Jastrzembski

Book Reviews

Do They Miss Me at Home? The Civil War Letters of William McKnight, Seventh Ohio Volunteer Cavalry. Edited by Donald C. Maness and H. Jason Combs. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 2010. xv, 271 pp. Hardcover. $ 35.96. ISBN 9780821419144.
By Andrew J. Carlson

Andrew Welsh-Huggins. No Winners Here Tonight: Race, Politics, and Geography in One of the Country’s Busiest Death Penalty States. Ohio University Press Series on Law, Society, and Politics in the Midwest. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 2009. x + 222 pp. Acknowledgements, introduction, notes, selected bibliography, index.
By Charles F. Casey-Leininger

The Untried Life: The 29th Ohio Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War. By James T. Fritsch. (Athens: Ohio University Press, 2012. 516 pp.)

By Natalie Hall-Hiles