By E. Philip Brown,Tom Vartabedian
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Nineteenth-Century Cincinnati was once northern in its geography, southern in its financial system and politics, and western in its advertisement aspirations. whereas these identities provided a crossroad of chance for local whites and immigrants, African americans persevered financial repression and a denial of civil rights, compounded by way of severe and widespread mob violence.
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