Oklahoma: A History

Oklahoma: A History

by David W. Baird, Danney Goble
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0806139102

ISBN-13: 9780806139104

Pub. Date: 10/01/2008

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press


The product of two of Oklahoma’s foremost authorities on the history of the 46th state, Oklahoma: A History is the first comprehensive narrative to bring the story of the Sooner State to the threshold of its centennial.

From the tectonic formation of Oklahoma’s varied landscape to the recovery and renewal following the Oklahoma City

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The product of two of Oklahoma’s foremost authorities on the history of the 46th state, Oklahoma: A History is the first comprehensive narrative to bring the story of the Sooner State to the threshold of its centennial.

From the tectonic formation of Oklahoma’s varied landscape to the recovery and renewal following the Oklahoma City bombing, this readable book includes both the well-known and the not-so-familiar of the state’s people, events, and places. W. David Baird and Danney Goble offer fresh perspectives on such widely recognized history makers as Sequoyah, the 1889 Land Run, and the Glenn Pool oil strike. But they also give due attention to Black Seminole John Horse, Tulsa’s Greenwood District, Coach Bertha Frank Teague’s 40-year winning streak with the Byng Lady Pirates, and other lesser-known but equally important milestones. The result is a rousing, often surprising, and ever-fascinating story.

Oklahoma history is an intricate tapestry of themes, stories, and perspectives, including those of the state’s diverse population of American Indians, the land’s original human occupants. An appendix provides suggestions for trips to Oklahoma’s historic places and for further reading. Enhanced by more than 40 illustrations, including 11 maps, this definitive history of the state ensures that experiences shared by Oklahomans of the past will be passed on to future generations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806139104
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
10/01/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

List of Illustrations,
Preface,
Prologue: The Land and Its Influences,
1. Oklahoma's Ancient Communities,
2. The First People,
3. Europeans Encounter Oklahoma,
4. American Explorers in Oklahoma,
5. The Southeastern Indians,
6. Indian Removals,
7. The Five Republics,
8. Indian Territory at War,
9. Rejuvenation and Reconstruction,
10. New Exiles in Oklahoma,
11. The Promised Land: Oklahoma Territory,
12. The End of Indian Territory,
13. The Twin Territories,
14. Politics through the 1920s,
15. The Economy: The Fat Years,
16. A New Society,
17. The Great Depression and Global War,
18. The Politics of Maturity,
19. A Mature Economy,
20. The Strains of Social Maturity,
Epilogue: The Time in Between,
Appendix: See History for Yourself,
Recommended Readings,
Index,

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