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

By Frederick C. Luebke

Brand: Bison Books
Paperback (416 pages)

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.

History of Nebraska Agriculture, A: A Life Worth Living (American Heritage)

By Jody L. Lamp & Melody Dobson

The History Press
Released: 2017-06-12
Paperback (240 pages)

History of Nebraska Agriculture, A: A Life Worth Living (American Heritage)
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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.

History of Nebraska

By James C. Olson & John J. Montag

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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.

Roadside History of Nebraska (Roadside History Series)

By Candy Moulton

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Roadside History of Nebraska (Roadside History Series)
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This overview of Nebraska history leads both visitors and residents on an in-depth tour of the state's past. Divided into five geographic divisions, the book follows roadways to all the well-known and many lesser-known points of interest.
From early French and Spanish explorers to modern agriculture and the ongoing plight of Native Americans, the complete story of Nebraska unfolds here

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.

Nebraska History Projects - 30 Cool Activities, Crafts, Experiments and More for Kids to Do to Learn About Your State! (1) (Nebraska Experience)

By Carole Marsh

Gallopade
Released: 2003-05-01
Hardcover (32 pages)

Nebraska History Projects - 30 Cool Activities, Crafts, Experiments and More for Kids to Do to Learn About Your State! (1) (Nebraska Experience)
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This unique book combines state-specific facts and 30 fun-to-do hands-on projects. The History Project Book includes creating a cartoon panel to describe how your state name may have come about, creating a fort replica, making a state history museum, dressing up as a famous explorer and recreating the main discovery, and more! Kids will have a blast and build essential knowledge skills including research, reading, writing, science and math. Great for students in K-8 grades and for displaying in the classroom, library or home.

History of Hall County, Nebraska; a Narrative of the Past With Special Emphasis Upon the Pioneer Period of the County's History, and Chronological ... and Civic Development From the Early Days To

By August F. Buechler & Dale P. Stough

Andesite Press
Hardcover (998 pages)

History of Hall County, Nebraska; a Narrative of the Past With Special Emphasis Upon the Pioneer Period of the County s History, and Chronological ... and Civic Development From the Early Days To
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.

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University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Campus History)

By Kay Logan-Peters

Arcadia Publishing
Released: 2017-08-28
Paperback (128 pages)

University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Campus History)
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Early in 1869, Nebraska's legislature convened for the first time in the new capital city of Lincoln. Eager to reap the benefits of the Morrill Act, legislators quickly approved a bill establishing the University of Nebraska. Visionary lawmakers rejected the creation of two universities and determined that the state university and the state agricultural university should "be united as one educational institution." Thus was born Nebraska's great land grant and comprehensive research university that serves Nebraskans and the world beyond the state. Pulitzer Prize-winning authors, Olympic athletes, and Nobel Prize-winning scientists have launched their careers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, as have world-class artists, entertainers, educators, and business leaders.

The History of Nebraska Law (Law Society & Politics in the Midwest)

Ohio University Press
Hardcover (384 pages)

The History of Nebraska Law (Law Society & Politics in the Midwest)
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In the aftermath of the Civil War, legislators in the Nebraska Territory grappled with the responsibility of forming a state government as well as with the larger issues of reconstructing the Union, protecting civil rights, and redefining federal-state relations. In the years that followed, Nebraskans coped with regional and national economic collapses. Nebraska women struggled for full recognition in the legal profession. Meyer v. Nebraska, a case involving a teacher in a one-room rural Nebraska schoolhouse, changed the course of American constitutional doctrine and remains one of the cornerstones of civil liberties law. And Roscoe Pound, a boy from Lincoln, went on to become one of the nation’s great legal philosophers.

Nebraska holds a prominent position in the field of Native American legal history, and the state’s original inhabitants have been at the center of many significant developments in federal Indian policy. Nebraska Indian legal history is replete with stories of failure and success, heartache and triumph, hardship and hope. These stories are more than a mere record of the past, of treaties broken or trials won — they are reminders of the ongoing and sometimes tense relations among the many peoples and nations that make up the heartland.

Much of Nebraska law reflects mainstream American law, yet Nebraskans also have been open to experiment and innovation. The state revamped the legislative process by establishing the nation’s only unicameral legislature and pioneered public employment collective bargaining and dispute resolution through its industrial relations commission and its relaxation of strict separation of powers. These seemingly contradictory trends, however, are but differing expressions of a single underlying principle inscribed in the state’s motto: “Equality Before the Law.”


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