American Outback: The Oklahoma Panhandle in the Twentieth Century

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Overview

To settle and remain in the American Outback, the unforgiving land of the Oklahoma Panhandle, was an achievement. Prosperity and risk were present in equal measure. Comprising land that Kansas, Colorado, and New Mexico did not want, and that Texas, after entering the Union as a slave state, could not have, the Oklahoma Panhandle was dubbed "No Man’s Land.” This geographical anomaly, 165 miles long and only 35 miles wide, belonged to no one and, before statehood, served as a haven for desperadoes and villains. Only with the creation of the Oklahoma Territory in 1890 was the area finally claimed by a government entity. The history of the Oklahoma Panhandle is an integral part of the history of the Great Plains. In the 1930s the Panhandle attracted attention as the heart of the Dust Bowl. Later the area became a world leader in the production of natural gas, and in the 1990s corporate mega hog farms moved in, creating a new set of challenges. As the twenty-first century unfolds, despite concerns about water, pollution, and population growth, the Panhandle remains the most prosperous part of the state, with wheat, meat, and energy as the largest contributors to its economy. "A sweeping survey of the Panhandle’s ups and downs . . . . a new chapter in the history of a little known geographical anomaly” —Kansas History "A carefully researched and readable book that will tell even well-informed Oklahomans something they didn’t know about one of the most fascinating parts of the state” —Norman Transcript

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780896725584
  • Publisher: Texas Tech University Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2006
  • Series: Plains Histories Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Lowitt is professor emeritus of history at the University of Oklahoma. He is the author of many works on twentieth-century American history, including One Third of a Nation: Lorena Hickock Reports on the Great Depression (co-edited with Maurine Beasley).

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