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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-03-01
  • Publisher: Univ of Oklahoma Pr

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Oklahoma: A History covers the story of the Sooner Statefrom the tectonic formation of Oklahomas varied landscape, to the recovery and renewal following the Oklahoma City bombing, to the threshold of its centennialin one readable volume. David Baird and Danney Goble, both authorities on the 46th state, explore Oklahoma historys intricate tapestry of themes, stories, and perspectives, including those of the states diverse population of American Indians. Offering fresh insights on widely recognized history makers, such as Sequoyah, and well-known milestones like the 1889 Land Run and the Glenn Pool oil strike, the authors also reveal lesser-known but equally important Oklahoma people, places, and events. The result is a rousing, often surprising, and ever-fascinating story.

Author Biography

W. David Baird is Dean Emeritus of Seaver College and Howard A. White Professor of History at Pepperdine University, Malibu, California. Danney Goble (1946-2007) was Professor of Classics at the University of Oklahoma. Baird and Goble, both Oklahoma natives, wrote the textbook The Story of Oklahoma, named the Oklahoma History Book of the Year by the Oklahoma Historical Society.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsp. viii
Prefacep. xi
Prologue: The Land and Its Influencesp. 3
Oklahoma's Ancient Communitiesp. 13
The First Peoplep. 21
Europeans Encounter Oklahomap. 33
American Explorers in Oklahomap. 47
The Southeastern Indiansp. 61
Indian Removalsp. 75
The Five Republicsp. 91
Indian Territory at Warp. 105
Rejuvenation and Reconstructionp. 113
New Exiles in Oklahomap. 131
The Promised Land: Oklahoma Territoryp. 141
The End of Indian Territoryp. 153
The Twin Territoriesp. 163
Politics through the 1920sp. 177
The Economy: The Fat Yearsp. 191
A New Societyp. 205
The Great Depression and Global Warp. 217
The Politics of Maturityp. 237
A Mature Economyp. 251
The Strains of Social Maturityp. 263
Epilogue: The Time in Betweenp. 279
Appendix: See History for Yourselfp. 285
Recommended Readingsp. 301
Indexp. 327
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