Book review: Main street Oklahoma: stories of twentieth-century America
Price, Jay M., 1969-
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Price, Jay M. 2015. Book review: Main street Oklahoma: stories of twentieth-century America, Journal of Southern History, vol. 81:no. 1:pp 222-224
Oklahoma historian Angie Debo once observed that all the forces of United States history have come to bear in the development of the Sooner State. This collection of essays provides a series of snapshots reflecting both the singularity of the Oklahoma experience and the state’s connections to America’s broader history. Spanning the Civil War era and the present, this book develops historic themes as varied as the causes of Indian land dispossession, the Statehood Day wedding ceremony, the oil industry’s environmental impact, the Tulsa Race Riot, labor relations during the New Deal, the failure of the Equal Rights Amendment, the state’s unique Native artistic traditions, and its musical landscape.
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