I'm trying to gather some research for my next novel, which is going to cover about one hundred years of a family's history. It's set in Ohio, and I'm going to be using all sorts of sources, both local oral histories and more scholarly representations, but I'm having some trouble locating good books that are overviews of the past century, and also books that are good for those details like when people generally moved over from say kerosene oil lamps to electric lighting, when phones were in general use from home to home, and what the names of various articles of clothing back in the day were, or the name of radio programs and descriptions of them. Stuff like that. For instance, my grandmother just told me the story of the radio program her grandmother used to listen to, called Stella Dallas, which sounds sort of like an old fashioned radio soap opera. I'm keen on finding bits of stuff like that, as well as broader scoped material ranging from early 1900s to the present. If anyone happens to know some good books that may be useful, please let me know. I really appreciate it.
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