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America's History in the Making

Taming the American West

Unit Resources

Unit Reference Materials
Austin, Mary Hunter. Land of Little Rain. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Press, 1950.
Bonnin, Gertrude (Zitkala-Sa). "Why I Am a Pagan," Atlantic Monthly, 90 (1902).
Edwards, Rebecca. New Spirits: Americans in the Gilded Age, 1865–1905. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.
Ise, John. Sod and Stubble. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1967.
Nash, Gary B. Julie Roy Jeffrey, John R. Howe, Peter J. Frederick, Allen F. Davis, and Allan M. Winkler, The American People: Creating a Nation and a Society, 6th ed. New York: Pearson Education, Inc., 2004. Reprinted by permission of Pearson Education, Inc.
Nelson, Jane Taylor (editor). A Prairie Populist: The Memoirs of Luna Kellie. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1992.
Rosenbaum, Robert J. Mexicano Resistance in the Southwest: The Sacred Right of Self-Preservation. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1981.
Wilber, Charles Dana. The Great Valleys and Prairies of Nebraska and the Northwest Omaha, NE: Daily Republican printing, 1881.
Wood, Peter, Jacqueline Jones, Thomas Borstelmann, Elaine Tyler May, and Vicki Ruiz. Created Equal: A Social and Political History of the United States. New York: Pearson Education, Inc., 2003. Reprinted by permission of Pearson Education, Inc.
Further Reading
Kral, E. A. "Charles Dana Wilber: Scientific Promoter, Pioneer of the West, and Town Founder," Wilber Republican, August , 2000.
Long, Elisha V. The Maxwell Land Grant Company v. Jacinto Santistevan, Supreme Court of the Territory of New Mexico, 1888. New Mexico Commission of Public Records, State Records Center and Archives.
McMath Jr., Robert C. American Populism: A Social History 1877–1898. New York: The Noonday Press/Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1993.
Miller, Michael. "Las Gorras Blancas: The Night Riders of Las Vegas," Enchantment Magazine, vol. 8, no. 7, April 1986, Lea County edition. Nebraska State Farmer’s Alliance. Constitution for the Nebraska State Farmer’s Alliance 9th Annual Meeting, Grand Island, Nebraska, 1890. Lincoln, NE: The Alliance Publishing Co., 1890.
Seeds, Edward J. Opinion: The Maxwell Land Grant Company (Appellant) v. Jacinto Santistevan (Appellee), Supreme Court of the Territory of New Mexico, 1888. New Mexico Commission of Public Records, State Records Center and Archives.

National Center for History in the Schools Teaching Units Please note: These lessons may not be resold or redistributed.
The Ghost Dance: Indian Removal after the Civil War (PDF)
Early Chinese Immigration and the Process of Education (PDF)
Keeping them Apart: Plessy v. Ferguson and the Black Experience in Post-Reconstruction America(PDF)
Organization of American Historians: Talking History Radio Program

The Transcontinental Railroad: A talk with historian Stephen Ambrose, author of Nothing Like It In the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad, 1863-1869.

Dec. 18, 2000 air date
Listen Now: Real Audio 28.8

The program contains an op-ed by Gary Marks of the University of North Carolina, co-author of It Didn't Happen Here: Why Socialism Failed in the United States.

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