Prairie City: The Story of an American Community

Prairie City: The Story of an American Community
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ISBN10: 
0806130946
ISBN13: 
9780806130941
Published: 
September 15th 1998 by University of Oklahoma Press
Pages: 
272
Rating: 
3.53

Prairie City is the social history of a representative midwestern town - a composite of several Oklahoma small towns. You start with the "one flashing moment" of the 1889 land run, which opened the "Oklahoma Lands" for white settlement, Angie Debo depicts the struggles of the settlers on the vast prairie to create a community despite seasons of drought, prairie fire, and destitution. Solidly predicated 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 brand new Deal, and the consequences of two world wars on small-town America.