History of Nebraska (Third Edition) / Edition 3

History of Nebraska (Third Edition) / Edition 3

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by James C. Olson, Ronald C. Naugle
     
 


History of Nebraska was originally created to mark the territorial centennial of Nebraska, and revised to coincide with the statehood centennial. This one-volume history quickly became the standard text for the college student and reference for the general reader, unmatched for three generations. This third edition, which has been thoroughly revised andSee more details below

Overview


History of Nebraska was originally created to mark the territorial centennial of Nebraska, and revised to coincide with the statehood centennial. This one-volume history quickly became the standard text for the college student and reference for the general reader, unmatched for three generations. This third edition, which has been thoroughly revised and rewritten while preserving the spirit and intelligence of the original, affirms and extends that record. Incorporating the results of thirty years of scholarship and research, the third edition of History of Nebraska gives fuller attention to such topics as the Native American experience in Nebraska and the accomplishments and circumstances of the state’s women and minorities. It also provides a historical analysis of the state’s dramatic changes in the past thirty years.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803286054
Publisher:
UNP - Nebraska Paperback
Publication date:
05/28/1997
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
520
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.16(d)

Meet the Author


James C. Olson is president emeritus of the University of Missouri. He is the author of Red Cloud and the Sioux Problem (Nebraska 1965).
 
Ronald C. Naugle is Huge-Kinne Professor of History and chair of the department at Nebraska Wesleyan University. With Patricia Cox Crews, he is the author of Nebraska Quilts and Quiltmakers (Nebraska 1991).

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Maps
List of Tables
Preface to the Third Edition
1The Land1
2The First People13
3Spain and France on the Plains27
4The Louisiana Purchase36
5The Great Platte River Road53
6The Kansas-Nebraska Act67
7The Nebraska Territory78
8Territorial Growth and Development87
9Highway to the West101
10Securing the Land117
11The Politics of Statehood131
12Establishing the State Government143
13Years of Settlement156
14The 1870s: Growing Pains169
15The Range Cattle Industry186
16The 1880s: Progress and Prosperity199
17The 1880s: Whose Prosperity?211
18The Populist Revolt224
19The Fading Frontier237
20Emerging Awareness: Cultural Expressions250
21Nebraska Politics and Progressivism262
22Nebraska and World War I278
23The 1920s: Adapting to Change289
24The Great Depression304
25Relief, Recovery, and War317
26Legacies of the Depression335
27Postwar Prosperity349
28Into the Second Century: New Realities361
29The 1970s: Holding the Line373
30The Politics of Recession: The 1980s and Beyond385
App. IOfficials of the Territory of Nebraska, 1854-1867401
App. IIGovernors of the State of Nebraska403
App. IIIRainfall in Nebraska, by Division, 1865-1993405
App. IVAgricultural Statistics407
App. VNebraska Farm Marketings and Government Payments425
Notes429
Suggestions for Further Reading445
Index481

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