The latest in the Granville Historical Society's Pocket History series will be coming in February: Freedom: The Antislavery Movement in Granville, by Denison University History Professor Mitchell Snay.
Many people have heard of the great Granville "Riot" of 1836, in which residents clashed over the issue of slavery. But what actually happened during that event, and why? What was the historical context for the riot, and how did it fit into the larger national debate?
In this rich, readable volume, Snay uncovers the political and cultural struggles over slavery, how they impacted Granville, the involvement of prominent Granvillians on the local and national stage, the area's role in the Underground Railroad, and the deep questions over citizenship and freedom that divided the village--and the nation.
Watch for it in February. In the meantime, you can browse all of our publications here.