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Ohio: Beloved by Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison's award-winning novel follows the story of Sethe and her daughter, Denver, after they escape slavery and settle in Cincinnati. Sethe and Denver both believe they are being haunted by Beloved, the young daughter that Sethe murdered while she was attempting to runaway from her master. The novel examines the psychological impact of slavery on African Americans as well as the communities of former slaves in free states like Ohio.