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Dr. Dennis Keating Publishes Book, Cleveland and the Civil War

This February, Dr. W. Dennis Keating, Professor Emeritus at the School of Urban Affairs, published a book, Cleveland and the Civil War. According to the overview, “Cleveland played an active role in national events before, during, and after the Civil War. President Lincoln visited this abolitionist hotbed after his 1860 election. Following the president’s assassination five years later, his funeral train made a stop here. Cleveland and Cuyahoga County sent more than 9,000 troops to war. More than 1,700 never returned. Born just outside Cleveland, James Garfield emerged from the war to become president of the United States. Most vitally, the economic prosperity of the war years began the transformation of this small but thriving village into a future manufacturing powerhouse. Author W. Dennis Keating, member and past president of the Cleveland Civil War Roundtable, creates a panoramic view of the city through one of the nation’s most troubled times.”

Dr. Keating has written widely about urban planning, urban policy, neighborhoods, and housing. He is a past president of the Cleveland Civil War Roundtable and has written numerous articles for its newsletter, The Charger. Two of his ancestors served in the 168th and the 206th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry regiments during the Civil War.

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