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Great Plains Quarterly

1986

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Review Of Prairie Politics And Society: Regionalism In Decline By Roger Gibbins And The Making Of The Modern West: Western Canada Since 1945 Edited By A. W. Rasporich, William P. Brown, John Dinse Jan 1986

Review Of Prairie Politics And Society: Regionalism In Decline By Roger Gibbins And The Making Of The Modern West: Western Canada Since 1945 Edited By A. W. Rasporich, William P. Brown, John Dinse

Great Plains Quarterly

Both of these books address regionalism in Western Canada. Prairie Politics and Society, written by a political scientist from the University of Calgary, emphasizes the socio-economic development of the prairie provinces, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, providing an integrated examination of prairie politics throughout the twentieth century. The Making of the Modern West, with its mid-century focus, provides a collection of varied descriptive and analytic essays about all aspects of economic, social, and political life in the prairie provinces. Both books are well worth reading. Canadian readers will benefit from the scholarly attention that details the realities of those vital provinces ...


Review Of Firearms Of The American West, 1803-1865 By Louis A. Garavaglia And Charles G. Worman, Warren W. Caldwell Jan 1986

Review Of Firearms Of The American West, 1803-1865 By Louis A. Garavaglia And Charles G. Worman, Warren W. Caldwell

Great Plains Quarterly

The subject of this volume is not one with which most readers of the Great Plains Quarterly will be familiar, yet firearms were the basic tools of survival during the "conquest" of the plains frontier. Often they were also symbols of power. Over the years, a popular literature concerned with firearms in the West has grown. Higher quality firearms history has, with too few exceptions (the books of Hanson and Carl Russel, for instance) not been brought to bear directly upon the West. Many previous syntheses of western arms were the work of dedicated hobbyists lacking the training necessary for ...


Review Of Rebel For Rights: Abigail Scott Duniway By Ruth Barnes Moynihan, D'Ann Campbell Jan 1986

Review Of Rebel For Rights: Abigail Scott Duniway By Ruth Barnes Moynihan, D'Ann Campbell

Great Plains Quarterly

Until now, Abigail Scott Duniway's polemical autobiography, Path Breaking, served as the standard work concerning the life and contributions of the foremost proponent of women's rights in the West. Duniway deserves more, and with the publication of Rebel for Rights we now have a balanced, insightful, comprehensive biography.


Review Of The Reservation Blackfeet, 1882-1945: A Photographic History Of Cultural Survival By William E. Farr, Robert C. Carriker Jan 1986

Review Of The Reservation Blackfeet, 1882-1945: A Photographic History Of Cultural Survival By William E. Farr, Robert C. Carriker

Great Plains Quarterly

Tribal histories usually rely upon archival documents and oral traditions for source material. This book adds another source: the lens of a camera. The Reservation Blackfeet offers approximately 200 photographs as a reliable, visual record of tribal cultural change. "Here are windowpanes," suggests Professor William E. Farr of the University of Montana, "that looked out on the past ... [as] fixed, rectangular glimpses ... " Blackfeet tribal history is complex. Once the dominant tribe in present-day Montana, they were seduced into the white man's world during the buffalo robe trade of the 1830s. In 1855 they agreed to a sizeable reservation, but ...


Wallace M. Short: Iowa Rebel By William H. Cumberland, Thomas Burnell Colbert Jan 1986

Wallace M. Short: Iowa Rebel By William H. Cumberland, Thomas Burnell Colbert

Great Plains Quarterly

Wallace M. Short, a clergyman influenced by the Social Gospel of Washington Gladden and the Progressivism of Robert M. La Follette, was defrocked by the Congregational Church in 1916, in large part for his opposition to prohibition and his defense of organized labor. Two years later he became mayor of Sioux City, Iowa, and for the next three decades he was a conspicuous figure in state politics.


Patterns Of Prejudice: A History Of Nativism In Alberta By Howard Palmer, Jorgen Dahlie Jan 1986

Patterns Of Prejudice: A History Of Nativism In Alberta By Howard Palmer, Jorgen Dahlie

Great Plains Quarterly

For almost two decades Howard Palmer has worked with impressive diligence to build a foundation of knowledge on ethnic relations in a province where, as he notes, "in a number of Alberta communities, the combinations of peoples are unique in the history of the world" (p. 6). Few readers of this monograph would disagree with that observation. Furthermore, many will discern that while the book purports to have a limited focus, the range and depth of Palmer's research quickly establish that this volume is no parochial examination of the subject of nativism. Whether he deals with the rise and ...


Review Of The Cpr West: The Iron Road And The Making Of A Nation Edited By Hugh A. Dempsey, Lillian F. Gates Jan 1986

Review Of The Cpr West: The Iron Road And The Making Of A Nation Edited By Hugh A. Dempsey, Lillian F. Gates

Great Plains Quarterly

This volume is a collection of fifteen of the essays presented at a conference organized by the Glenbow Museum of Calgary, Alberta, where there is ample source material on the Canadian Pacific Railway. These essays give us something other than an account of the difficult work of exploring for and constructing the railway and of getting and maintaining financial and political support for it. They tell us how people were affected by the railway, how new communities were created, how the hopes of older ones were destroyed, how prairie agriculture and new industries like coal and oil were promoted, and ...


Review Of Daughters Of Joy, Sisters Of Misery: Prostitutes In The American West, 1865-90 By Anne M. Butler, Melody Graulich Jan 1986

Review Of Daughters Of Joy, Sisters Of Misery: Prostitutes In The American West, 1865-90 By Anne M. Butler, Melody Graulich

Great Plains Quarterly

Anne M. Butler's Daughters of Joy, Sisters of Misery is a broad history of prostitution throughout the American West, based on extensive primary research and illustrated with some wonderful photographs. Like many women's historians, Butler begins with two assumptions: that she will rescue a particular group of women from "historical obscurity" and that she will test and ultimately undermine the stereotypical and often one-dimensional portrayal of their lives. Her major thesis, however, gives her book added scope: while her discussion of the lives of prostitutes reveals that they were often powerless and victimized, she demonstrates convincingly that as ...


Review Of The Canadian Prairies: A History By Gerald Friesen, R. T. Harrison Jan 1986

Review Of The Canadian Prairies: A History By Gerald Friesen, R. T. Harrison

Great Plains Quarterly

In The Canadian Prairies, Gerald Friesen has taken on a monumental task. Over the past generation prairie historiography has grown too rapidly to lend itself to synoptic treatments. It would therefore be unreasonable to expect specialists to be entirely satisfied with Friesen's treatment of their aspects of prairie history. I know I would like to edit his remarks on prairie literature, yet my informal inquiries suggest that this book is highly respected both by professional historians and by prairie pioneers, who find that Friesen's narration rings true to their actual experiences. One of Friesen's greatest achievements is ...


Review Of An Unfailing Faith: A History Of The Saskatchewan Dairy Industry By Gordon C. Church, Kenneth Hill Jan 1986

Review Of An Unfailing Faith: A History Of The Saskatchewan Dairy Industry By Gordon C. Church, Kenneth Hill

Great Plains Quarterly

An Unfailing Faith will likely become the primary reference work on the development of the dairy industry in Saskatchewan. Considering its several hundred references and its comprehensive outline, it is unlikely that there exists or will appear a publication that covers the historical developments of the dairy industry so completely. The book contains a lot of local color, including pioneer living conditions on the prairies and early histories of cities, towns, attitudes, and operations of community leaders. Descendants of pioneer families will find much to supplement their memories and family histories, and readers of general Western lore will be pleased ...


Review Of Loren Eiseley: The Development Of A Writer By E. Fred Carlisle And Loren Eiseley By Leslie E. Gerber And Margaret Mcfadden, Nancy Bernhardt Holland Jan 1986

Review Of Loren Eiseley: The Development Of A Writer By E. Fred Carlisle And Loren Eiseley By Leslie E. Gerber And Margaret Mcfadden, Nancy Bernhardt Holland

Great Plains Quarterly

Students of Loren Eiseley who have long looked forward to an account of his life more complete than that found in All the Strange Hours, the episodic and ruminative volume Eiseley designated as his autobiography, have new grounds for disappointment. E. Fred Carlisle in Loren Eiseley: The Development of a Writer and Leslie E. Gerber and Margaret McFadden in the Loren Eiseley volume of Ungar's Literature and Life series provide some pleasant reading but fail to capture the essential Eiseley.


Review Of Now That The Buffalo's Gone: A Study Of Today's American Indians By Alvin M. Josephy, Jr, William H. Graves Jan 1986

Review Of Now That The Buffalo's Gone: A Study Of Today's American Indians By Alvin M. Josephy, Jr, William H. Graves

Great Plains Quarterly

Alvin Josephy's statement that this book is the "culmination of thirty years of association" with American Indians (p. xi) explains its purpose and reveals the difficulty of trying to evaluate it. It is a study of today's Indians, their concerns, needs, and problems. It is historical, journalistic, personal, and revealing. Josephy, former editor of American Heritage magazine, is the author of several books on American Indians, including the highly regarded Patriot Chiefs. His writing style is smooth, graceful, persuasive and readable. He writes with refreshing sensitivity and his grasp of contemporary Indian issues is impressive.