Oklahoma, A History

Oklahoma, A History

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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.

Published: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, c2008.
ISBN: 9780806139104
Branch Call Number: 976.6 BAI
Characteristics: xiv, 342 p. :,ill., maps ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Goble, Danney 1946-2007.


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Apr 27, 2014

If you love history you are going to love this boo,k it is a very interesting history of Oklahoma. I really enjoyed the "early" history before our state became the location for displaced Indians from the East. I had planned on reading a chapter a night but it was difficult to put down and I nixed that plan. I just retired from teaching darn it! I would have used this book a lot in my classroom.


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