Prairie City: The Story of an American Community PDF/EPUB

Prairie City: The Story of an American Community[Download] ✤ Prairie City: The Story of an American Community By Angie Debo – Varanus.us Prairie City is the social history of a representative midwestern town a composite of several Oklahoma small towns Beginning with the one flashing moment of the land run, which opened the Oklahoma La Prairie City is the The Story PDF/EPUB Ã social history of a representative midwestern town a composite of Prairie City: eBook º several Oklahoma small towns Beginning with the one flashing moment of theland run, which opened City: The Story ePUB ✓ the Oklahoma Lands for white settlement, Angie Debo depicts the struggles of the settlers on the vast prairie to build a community despite seasons of drought, prairie fire, and destitution Solidly based on historical research, Prairie City chronicles the arrival of the railroad, the growth of political parties and educational institutions, KKK uprisings, the oil boom, the Depression and the New Deal, and the effects of two world wars on small town America.

Prairie City: The Story of an American Community PDF/EPUB
    Prairie City: The Story of an American Community PDF/EPUB the vast prairie to build a community despite seasons of drought, prairie fire, and destitution Solidly based on historical research, Prairie City chronicles the arrival of the railroad, the growth of political parties and educational institutions, KKK uprisings, the oil boom, the Depression and the New Deal, and the effects of two world wars on small town America."/>
  • Paperback
  • 272 pages
  • Prairie City: The Story of an American Community
  • Angie Debo
  • English
  • 09 October 2019
  • 0806130946

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    Prairie City: The Story of an American Community PDF/EPUB the vast prairie to build a community despite seasons of drought, prairie fire, and destitution Solidly based on historical research, Prairie City chronicles the arrival of the railroad, the growth of political parties and educational institutions, KKK uprisings, the oil boom, the Depression and the New Deal, and the effects of two world wars on small town America."/>
  1. says:

    Prairire City describes what life was like in the frontier Oklahoma towns It s a composite of several Oklahoma small towns, and most of the characters are fictional It doesn t read like a novel, but we do follow the changing fortunes of several families as part of how the history of the town is told It started with the 1889 land run and ended in 1943 when the book was originally written I covered economic developments claiming the land, the train, the oil boom, etc and social and poli Prairire City describes what life was like in the frontier Oklahoma towns It s a composite of several Oklahoma small towns, and most of the characters are fictional It doesn t read like a novel, but we do follow the changing fortunes of several families as part of how the history of the town is told It started with the 1889 land run and ended in 1943 when the book was originally written I covered economic developments claiming the land, the train, the oil boom, etc and social and political movements church, school, political party growth, KKK, the New Deal, etc and things like how the locals reacted to the world wars It was an interesting read


  2. says:

    I read this for Stillwater Public Library s One Book, One Community event I was very excited to learnabout Oklahoma history, as it is very different from many other pioneer experiences It took me some dedication to get through this book, as it wasn t always the most exciting I wished at times that Debo could have offereddetails about people themselves, or individual experiences for me, the chapter about the family whose house caught fire the night the father killed his wife and c I read this for Stillwater Public Library s One Book, One Community event I was very excited to learnabout Oklahoma history, as it is very different from many other pioneer experiences It took me some dedication to get through this book, as it wasn t always the most exciting I wished at times that Debo could have offereddetails about people themselves, or individual experiences for me, the chapter about the family whose house caught fire the night the father killed his wife and children was the most gripping because it was focused on individuals I also thought Debo s description of the Land Run was excellent, and I was very interested in her speculations about what would happen after WWII, since she wrote this work in 1943 I can understand why Debo is considered Oklahoma s foremost historian, and I see the ultimate value of this work for its focus on social and community history, but I doubt this is a read that will profoundly affect me or stay with me for a long period of time


  3. says:

    I feel that this book failed on both fronts It was not compelling enough to be a quality history nor was it riveting enough to sustain interest as a fictional story Fictionalizing what should have been an OK history textbook did not work for me.


  4. says:

    This books marks my love and commitment to my temporary Oklahoma home.


  5. says:

    Wonderful book A story of the settling of the American prairie related as the history of a fictional prairie town.

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