William Clark

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Resettlement to Revitalization: How Immigration Shaped Northwest Ohio’s Labor History

For most of his childhood in the mid-1900s, Sesario Duran’s family moved around in pursuit of work opportunities. His father worked for a railroad company in Texas, but during...

Should We Build Wind Turbines in the Great Lakes? Climate Advocates and Conservationists Are at Odds

The Great Lakes provide drinking water to more than 30 million people and support 311,000 jobs in tourism, recreation and transportation. But climate advocates and energy developers throughout the...

Resettlement to Revitalization: Welcoming Immigrants in Toledo’s Post-industrial Era

In the last half-century, Toledo has experienced intense upheaval: its population dropped by nearly 30 percent between 1970 and 2020 — from 383,062 to 270,694 — and its manufacturing...

African Cuisine Can Be Hard to Find in the Midwest. Immigrant Entrepreneurs Are Changing That.

After Esther Ajiboye was laid off from her banking job amid the Great Recession of 2008, she decided to try her hand outside of the finance industry. In the...

Resettlement to Revitalization: Toledo’s History of Immigration

In 1840, Toledo was a small town. Newly incorporated and slowly growing, its population stood at 1,322 people. By 1890, it was a bustling hub of industry and transportation,...

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