Nebraska Moments, New Edition / Edition 2

Nebraska Moments, New Edition / Edition 2

by Donald R. Hickey, Susan A Wunder, John R. Wunder
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803260393

ISBN-13: 9780803260399

Pub. Date: 12/01/2007

Publisher: UNP - Bison Books


Nebraska author Mari Sandoz remarked that most people see Nebraska as “that long flat state that sets between me and any place I want to go.” If so, they’re missing plenty, as this entertaining volume makes abundantly clear. Susan A. Wunder and John R. Wunder’s new, expanded, and updated edition of Donald R. Hickey’s classic account…  See more details below

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Nebraska author Mari Sandoz remarked that most people see Nebraska as “that long flat state that sets between me and any place I want to go.” If so, they’re missing plenty, as this entertaining volume makes abundantly clear. Susan A. Wunder and John R. Wunder’s new, expanded, and updated edition of Donald R. Hickey’s classic account of defining Nebraska moments showcases triumph, tragedy, comedy, and accomplishments that could have happened nowhere else and that reveal the rich culture and history under the state’s deceptively quiet surface.
 
There are moments that shine—surviving the Oregon and Mormon trails; completing the Union Pacific Railroad; and winning national football championships, Nobel and Pulitzer prizes, and presidential nominations. There are also moments of darkness such as the murders of Crazy Horse, Malcolm X, and Brandon Teena; the lynchings of Will Brown and Juan Gonzalez; and the Blizzard of 1888. Together they evoke a dramatic history populated with the likes of Pedro Villasur, Willa Cather, and William Jennings Bryan. This new edition also mines Nebraska’s most recent history, adding to the ever-changing, ever-intriguing picture of this Great Plains state.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803260399
Publisher:
UNP - Bison Books
Publication date:
12/01/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
428
Sales rank:
1,359,863
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents


List of Illustrations     vii
List of Maps     x
Timeline of Nebraska Moments     xi
Preface     xv
The Villasur Expedition     1
Old Bellevue     9
The Oregon Trail     15
The Kansas-Nebraska Act     23
The Pony Express     30
Daniel Freeman and Homesteading     37
Nebraska Statehood and Its First Governor     47
The Fight for the Capital     55
Red Cloud and the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868     63
The Union Pacific Railroad     73
The Murder of Crazy Horse at Fort Robinson     81
The Trial of Standing Bear     92
"Buffalo Bill" Cody and the Wild West Show     102
The Great Nebraska Migration     110
J. Sterling Morton and Arbor Day     121
The Blizzard of '88     129
William Jennings Bryan and Agrarian Protest     135
The Rise of Omaha     145
Charles E. Bessey and the Nebraska National Forest     154
Gen. John J. Pershing and World War I     160
Fr. Edward Flanagan, the Abbott Sisters, and Nebraska's Children     171
The Influenza Epidemic of 1918 and Nebraska's Doctors     182
Meyer v. Nebraska (1923)     192
Willa Cather and Her Pulitzer Prize     204
The Nebraska State Capitol, Great Plains Icon     213
Nebraska's Would-be Vice Presidents     221
The Pound Family     234
Nebraska's Literary Renaissance     148
George W. Norris and the Unicameral     261
The Nebraska Home Front and World War II     271
Nebraska's Visual Feast     280
Nebraska's Scientists     290
Offutt Air Force Base     301
The Ogallala Aquifer     308
Omaha's Gerald Ford and Malcolm X     317
Becoming Madam Governor     331
The University of Nebraska Football Champions     342
The Murder of Brandon Teena     358
The Kearney Arch     370
Index     381

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