Prairie City: The Story of an American Community

Prairie City: The Story of an American Community

by Angie Debo, Boughter
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0806130946

ISBN-13: 9780806130941

Pub. Date: 09/28/1998

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

Prairie City is the social history of a representative midwestern town - a composite of several Oklahoma small towns. Beginning with the "one flashing moment" of the 1889 land run, which opened the "Oklahoma Lands" for white settlement, Angie Debo depicts the struggles of the settlers on the vast prairie to build a community despite seasons of drought, prairie fire

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Prairie City is the social history of a representative midwestern town - a composite of several Oklahoma small towns. Beginning with the "one flashing moment" of the 1889 land run, which opened the "Oklahoma Lands" for white settlement, Angie Debo depicts the struggles of the settlers on the vast prairie to build a community despite seasons of drought, prairie fire, and destitution. Solidly based on historical research, Prairie City chronicles the arrival of the railroad, the growth of political parties and educational institutions, KKK uprisings, the oil boom, the Depression and the New Deal, and the effects of two world wars on small-town America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806130941
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
09/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
254
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

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