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.
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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).Review:
“The books James C. Olson leaves behind will enhance . . . Nebraska’s collective memory of itself, for many years to come.”—Omaha World-Herald (Omaha World-Herald)
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