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History of Nebraska

By James C. Olson & John J. Montag

University of Nebraska Press
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History of Nebraska
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History of Nebraska was originally created to mark the territorial centennial of Nebraska and then 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 generations as the only comprehensive history of the state. This fourth edition, revised and updated, preserves the spirit and intelligence of the original. Incorporating the results of years of scholarship and research, this edition 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 two decades.

Nebraska: An Illustrated History, Second Edition (Great Plains Photography)

By Frederick C. Luebke

Brand: Bison Books
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Nebraska: An Illustrated History, Second Edition (Great Plains Photography)
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A unique history of Nebraska is presented in these pages, drawing on fifty-eight short topical chapters and a rich gallery of illustrations. Professor Frederick C. Luebke’s lifelong commitment to the study of his state informs the book in every detail, as does his concern for clear and readable narrative. The treasure trove of images, many never published before, cast new light on many aspects of Nebraska’s history. These include the culture of the state’s Native peoples and their lives today, the building of the transcontinental railroad, the hardship endured by European immigrants, and the contributions of women, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Asian Americans to the state. This is a book that every Nebraskan will want to own, read, and enjoy.
 
This second edition includes updated chapters on the current social, economic, and political climate of Nebraska and some new illustrations.

Wild Towns of Nebraska

By Wayne C. Lee

Brand: Caxton Press
Paperback (147 pages)

Wild Towns of Nebraska
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Nebraska s early towns were wild and woolly, and Wayne C. Lee s book features ten of them. He describes the lawmen, desperadoes, vigilantes, and killers. He tells the stories of the men and women who lived with the violence running rampant around them.

History and Stories of Nebraska (Classic Reprint)

By Addison Erwin Sheldon

Sheldon Addison Erwin
Paperback (332 pages)

History and Stories of Nebraska (Classic Reprint)
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Excerpt from History and Stories of Nebraska

Stories are the harp strings of history, transforming the past into melody and rhythm. The best stories live forever in the human mind. They greet us in the Latin, Teutonic, and Celtic tongues, surprise us in the ancient Greek, Arabic, and Hindoo literature, and astonish us in the rude folk tales of primitive peoples who have no written language. The demand for a good story is as wide, as unsatisfied, as human longing, and the search for a new one as difficult and elusive as the discovery of a new element in nature.

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This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Nebraska: A History

By Dorothy Weyer Creigh

W. W. Norton & Company
Released: 2013-12-08
Kindle Edition (199 pages)

Nebraska: A History
 
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Frugal but generous, stubborn but innovative, trusting but cautious, Nebraskans are a people who chose to live in a harsh, semiarid land, from which they coaxed abundance. They may be, writes author Dorothy Weyer Creigh, the last of their kind.


Nebraskans have been tied to the land, and their history, as much as that of any state, is a story of interdependence between people and place. As the "Great Highway" to somewhere else--California and Oregon--Nebraska was marked by the tracks and wagon ruts of restless pioneers searching for the promised land. Some found it here.

History of Nebraska Agriculture, A: A Life Worth Living (Postcards of America)

By Jody L. Lamp & Melody Dobson

The History Press
Released: 2017-06-12
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History of Nebraska Agriculture, A: A Life Worth Living (Postcards of America)
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Once known as the "Great American Desert," Nebraska's plains and native grasslands today make it a domestic leader in producing food, feed and fuel. From Omaha to Ogallala, Nebraska's founding farmers, ranchers and agribusiness leaders endured hardships while fostering kinships that have lasted generations. While many continued on the trails leading west, others from around the world stayed, seeking a home and land to cultivate. American Doorstop Project co-founders and authors Jody L. Lamp and Melody Dobson celebrate the state's forgotten and untold agricultural history, highlighting more than a century and a half of agriculture industry, inventions and innovations in the Cornhusker State.

It Happened in Nebraska: Remarkable Events That Shaped History (It Happened In Series)

By Tammy Partsch

Globe Pequot Press
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It Happened in Nebraska: Remarkable Events That Shaped History (It Happened In Series)
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From the organization of the first Arbor Day to the invention of Kool-Aid, It Happened in Nebraska features thirty-three events from the history of the Cornhusker State.

Roadside History of Nebraska (Roadside History Series) (Roadside History (Paperback))

By Candy Moulton

Brand: Mountain Pr
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Roadside History of Nebraska (Roadside History Series) (Roadside History (Paperback))
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This overview of Nebraska history follows roadways to the well-known and lesser-known points of interest from early French and Spanish explorers to modern agriculture and the ongoing plight of Native Americans.

Nebraska POW Camps: A History of World War II Prisoners in the Heartland

By Melissa Amateis Marsh

The History Press
Released: 2014-04-15
Paperback (176 pages)

Nebraska POW Camps: A History of World War II Prisoners in the Heartland
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During World War II, thousands of Axis prisoners of war were held throughout Nebraska in base camps that included Fort Robinson, Camp Scottsbluff and Camp Atlanta. Many Nebraskans did not view the POWs as "evil Nazis." To them, they were ordinary men and very human. And while their stay was not entirely free from conflict, many former captives returned to the Cornhusker State to begin new lives after the cessation of hostilities. Drawing on first-person accounts from soldiers, former POWs and Nebraska residents, as well as archival research, Melissa Marsh delves into the neglected history of Nebraska's POW camps.

Matsider: A History of Wrestling in Nebraska through the Eyes of a Superfan

By Ross Halford

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Matsider: A History of Wrestling in Nebraska through the Eyes of a Superfan
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Author Ross Halford has spent over 30 years of his life involved in scholastic wrestling in the state of Nebraska. From his days as a competitor growing up in Bennington, NE, to his career as a state analyst maintaining the Huskermat.com website, Halford has become labeled as the authority on all things wrestling-related in the Cornhusker State. Matsider chronicles a history of wrestling in Nebraska through the eyes of Halford, who has literally seen thousands of wrestling matches both locally and nationally. Matsider also presents personal experiences with some of the wonderful individuals from the state's wrestling circle that Halford has crossed paths with, including competitors, coaches and other "Superfans." The political inner-workings within the niche sport are also documented in a historical context. Also included, is a highly anticipated list of the top 100 Nebraska High School wrestlers of all time. This book is perfect for any wrestler, coach or fan-both past and present!


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