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- UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2010; US$ 60.00
Rev. John Dunbar and Samuel Allis set out in 1834 to establish a mission to Indians beyond the Rocky Mountains. Unable to obtain a guide and with only a vague knowledge of the West, they instead encountered the Pawnee Indians in Nebraska. It was the beginning of a twelve-year odyssey to convert the tribe to Protestant Christianity and New England ?civilization.?... more...
- UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2012; US$ 35.00
It might seem that African Americans and Mexican Americans would have common cause in matters of civil rights. This volume, which considers relations between blacks and browns during the civil rights era, carefully examines the complex and multifaceted realities that complicate such assumptions?and that revise our view of both the civil rights struggle... more...
- UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2012; US$ 35.00
Long before the Boston Tea Party, where colonists staged a revolutionary act by masquerading as Indians, people looked to Native Americans for the symbols, imagery, and acts that showed what it meant to be ?American.? And for just as long, observers have largely overlooked the role that Native peoples themselves played in creating and enacting the... more...
- UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2011; US$ 40.00
Linking Willa Cather to ?the modern? or ?modernism? still seems an eccentric proposition to some people. Born in 1873, Cather felt tied to the past when she witnessed the emergence of twentieth-century modern culture, and the clean, classical sentences in her fiction contrast starkly with the radically experimental prose of prominent modernists. Nevertheless,... more...
- UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2012; US$ 19.95
Ellen Cassedy?s longing to recover the Yiddish she?d lost with her mother?s death eventually led her to Lithuania, once the ?Jerusalem of the North.? As she prepared for her journey, her uncle, sixty years after he?d left Lithuania in a boxcar, made a shocking disclosure about his wartime experience, and an elderly man from her ancestral town made... more...
- UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2012; US$ 29.95
We don?t have an energy crisis. We have a consumption crisis. And this book, which takes aim at cherished assumptions regarding energy, offers refreshingly straight talk about what?s wrong with the way we think and talk about the problem. Though we generally believe we can solve environmental problems with more energy?more solar cells, wind turbines,... more...
- UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2012; US$ 60.00
At the beginning of the twentieth century, Indian Territory, which would eventually become the state of Oklahoma, was a multicultural space in which various Native tribes, European Americans, and African Americans were equally engaged in struggles to carve out meaningful lives in a harsh landscape. John Milton Oskison, born in the territory to a Cherokee... more...
- UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2012; US$ 40.00
Loren Eiseley (1907?77) is one of the most important American nature writers of the twentieth century and an admired practitioner of creative nonfiction. A native of Lincoln, Nebraska, Eiseley was a professor of anthropology and a prolific writer and poet who worked to bring an understanding of science to the general public, incorporating religion,... more...
- UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2011; US$ 30.00
The dream of a broken field is to bear crops. The dream of a broken history is to create meaning, to find among the fragments a way to tell the story of a life. It is this dream that Diane Glancy pursues here, through essays on writing, faith, family, teaching, and retirement. Blending a poet?s vision and a storyteller?s voice, the result is at once... more...
- UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2012; US$ 25.00
This compelling blend of biography and cultural history depicts five important yet nearly forgotten athletes from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries who had a transformative effect on their sports and on the evolution of sports in general. Tom Stevens was the first man to ride a bicycle, ?a high wheeler,? around the world (1884-87).... more...