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Appeared in: Volume 12, Number 2
Published on: September 8, 2016
Election 2016
Why Ohio?

Ohio is a likely bellwether of the outcome of 2016. Its history explains why.

Andrew Cayton (1954-2015) was Warner Woodring Professor of History at Ohio State University. He composed this essay for inclusion in a state politics project that did not come to fruition. His wife, Dr. Mary Kupiec Cayton, of Ohio State University, assisted in the final editing of this essay.
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