Nebraska Moments

ISBN-10: 0803260393

ISBN-13: 9780803260399

Edition: 2nd 2007

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Description: 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. nbsp; There are moments that shine—surviving the Oregon and Mormon trails; completing the Union Pacific Railroad; and winning national football championships, Nobel and Pulitzer prices, 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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Book details

List price: $25.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publication date: 12/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 428
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.90" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Donald R. Hickey is a professor of history at Wayne State College. Susan A. Wunder is an associate professor of education at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. John R. Wunder is a professor of history and journalism at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

List of Illustrations
List of Maps
Timeline of Nebraska Moments
Preface
The Villasur Expedition
Old Bellevue
The Oregon Trail
The Kansas-Nebraska Act
The Pony Express
Daniel Freeman and Homesteading
Nebraska Statehood and Its First Governor
The Fight for the Capital
Red Cloud and the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868
The Union Pacific Railroad
The Murder of Crazy Horse at Fort Robinson
The Trial of Standing Bear
"Buffalo Bill" Cody and the Wild West Show
The Great Nebraska Migration
J. Sterling Morton and Arbor Day
The Blizzard of '88
William Jennings Bryan and Agrarian Protest
The Rise of Omaha
Charles E. Bessey and the Nebraska National Forest
Gen. John J. Pershing and World War I
Fr. Edward Flanagan, the Abbott Sisters, and Nebraska's Children
The Influenza Epidemic of 1918 and Nebraska's Doctors
Meyer v. Nebraska (1923)
Willa Cather and Her Pulitzer Prize
The Nebraska State Capitol, Great Plains Icon
Nebraska's Would-be Vice Presidents
The Pound Family
Nebraska's Literary Renaissance
George W. Norris and the Unicameral
The Nebraska Home Front and World War II
Nebraska's Visual Feast
Nebraska's Scientists
Offutt Air Force Base
The Ogallala Aquifer
Omaha's Gerald Ford and Malcolm X
Becoming Madam Governor
The University of Nebraska Football Champions
The Murder of Brandon Teena
The Kearney Arch
Index
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