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Encyclopedia of the Great Plains

Author: David J Wishart
Publisher: Lincoln, Neb. : University of Nebraska Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Wishart and the staff of the Center for Great Plains Studies have compiled a wide-ranging (pun intended) encyclopedia of this important region. Their objective was to 'give definition to a region that has traditionally been poorly defined, ' and they have admirably succeeded. Twenty-seven thematic chapters (agriculture, folkways, Native Americans, water) offer overview essays followed by alphabetically arranged  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Encyclopédies
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David J Wishart
ISBN: 0803247877 9780803247871
OCLC Number: 53131494
Description: xviii, 919 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Contents: The Great Plains Region --
African Americans --
Agriculture --
Architecture --
Art --
Asian Americans --
Cities and Towns --
Education --
European Americans --
Film --
Folkways --
Gender--
Hispanic Americans --
Images and Icons --
Industry --
Law --
Literary Traditions --
Media --
Music --
Native Americans --
Physical Environment --
Politics and Government --
Protest and Dissent --
Religion --
Sports and Recreation --
Transportation --
War --
Water.
Responsibility: David J. Wishart, editor.
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The Great Plains is a vast expanse of grasslands stretching from the Rocky Mountains to the Missouri River and from the Rio Grande to the coniferous forests of Canada. This book captures what is  Read more...

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"At first glance the Encyclopedia of the Great Plains might be mistaken for a coffee-table book. Large in format, attratively illustrated, beautifully bound, it could well serve that purpose. But, as Read more...

 
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