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When Farmers Voted Red

Author : Garin Burbank
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We Are All Treaty People

Author : Roger Epp
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In his collection of Prairie essays-some of them profoundly personal, some poetic, some political-Roger Epp considers what it means to dwell attentively and responsibly in the rural West. He makes the provocative claim that Aboriginal and settler alike are "Treaty people"; he retells inherited family stories in that light; he reclaims the rural as a site of radical politics; and he thinks alongside contemporary farm people whose livelihoods and communities are now under intense economic and cultural pressure. We Are All Treaty People invites those who feel the pull of a prairie heritage to rediscover the poetry surging through the landscapes of the rural West, among its people and their political economy.

Working People of California

Author : Daniel A. Cornford
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"A wonderful addition to both California social history and U.S. labor history. Not only is it invaluable as a classroom text, but it serves as a pathbreaking model for the conceptualization of a multiethnic working-class history of the United States."--Dana Frank, University of California, Santa Cruz "California's working people have at last found the historians they deserve. Individually, the essays in this rich collection are first-rate and, together, they show to fine advantage the scope and power of the new California labor history. Readers couldn't hope for a better introduction to the subject."--David Brody, Emeritus, University of California, Davis "A wonderful addition to both California social history and U.S. labor history. Not only is it invaluable as a classroom text, but it serves as a pathbreaking model for the conceptualization of a multiethnic working-class history of the United States."--Dana Frank, University of California, Santa Cruz

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Banking in Oklahoma 1907 2000

Author : Michael J. Hightower
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The story of banking in twentieth-century Oklahoma is also the story of the Sooner State’s first hundred years, as Michael J. Hightower’s new book demonstrates. Oklahoma statehood coincided with the Panic of 1907, and both events signaled seismic shifts in state banking practices. Much as Oklahoma banks shed their frontier persona to become more tightly integrated in the national economy, so too was decentralized banking revealed as an anachronism, utterly unsuited to an increasingly global economy. With creation of the Federal Reserve System in 1913 and subsequent choice of Oklahoma City as the location for a branch bank, frontier banking began yielding to systems commensurate with the needs of the new century. Through meticulous research and personal interviews with bankers statewide, Hightower has crafted a compelling narrative of Oklahoma banking in the twentieth century. One of the first acts of the new state legislature was to guarantee that depositors in state-chartered banks would never lose a penny. Meanwhile, land and oil speculators and the bankers who funded their dreams were elevating get-rich-quick (and often get-poor-quick) schemes to an art form. In defense of country banks, the Oklahoma Bankers Association dispatched armed vigilantes to stop robbers in their tracks. Subsequent developments in Oklahoma banking include adaptation to regulations spawned by the Great Depression, the post–World War II boom, the 1980s depression in the oil patch, and changes fostered by rapid-fire advances in technology and communication. The demise of Penn Square Bank offers one of history’s few unambiguous lessons, and it warrants two chapters—one on the rise, and one on the fall. Increasing regulation of the banking industry, the survival of family banks, and the resilience of community banking are consistent themes in a state that is only a few generations removed from the frontier.

Ramblin Man The Life and Times of Woody Guthrie

Author : Ed Cray
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The groundbreaking biography, available for the centennial of Woody Guthrie’s birth in July 2012. A patriot and a political radical, Woody Guthrie captured the spirit of his times in his enduring songs. Ed Cray, the first biographer to be granted access to the Woody Guthrie Archive, has created a haunting portrait.

Indiana Magazine of History

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Roots of Reform

Author : Elizabeth Sanders
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Offering a revision of the understanding of the rise of the American regulatory state in the late 19th century, this book argues that politically mobilised farmers were the driving force behind most of the legislation that increased national control.

Agrarian Socialism in America

Author : Jim Bissett
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Why was Oklahoma, of all places, more hospitable to socialism than any other state in America? In this provocative book, Jim Bissett chronicles the rise and fall of the Socialist Party of Oklahoma during the first two decades of the twentieth century, when socialism in the United States enjoyed its golden age. To explain socialism’s popularity in Oklahoma, Bissett looks back to the state’s strong tradition of agrarian reform. Drawing most of its support from working farmers, the Socialist Party of Oklahoma was rooted in such well-established organizations as the Farmers Alliance and the Indiahoma Farmers’ Union. And to broaden its appeal, the Party borrowed from the ideology both of the American Revolution and of Christianity. By making Marxism speak in American terms, the author argues, Party activists counteracted the prevailing notion that socialism was illegitimate or un-American.

The Color of the Land

Author : David A. Chang
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Color of the Land: Race, Nation, and the Politics of Landownership in Oklahoma, 1832-1929