Download e-book for kindle: Alternative Oklahoma: Contrarian Views of the Sooner State by Davis D. Joyce, Fred L. Harris

By Davis D. Joyce, Fred L. Harris

ISBN-10: 080613819X

ISBN-13: 9780806138190

ISBN-10: 0806182318

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Contrarian perspectives of Oklahoma history

How many people rather understand each aspect to Oklahoma’s earlier and present?

In this significant other to his earlier quantity, “An Oklahoma I Had by no means noticeable Before,” Davis D. Joyce provides fourteen essays that interpret Oklahoma’s exact populist earlier and deal with present political and social concerns. Joyce invited students and political activists to talk their minds on topics starting from gender, race, and faith to renowned song, the strength undefined, and economics.

These decidedly contrarian faster voices replicate the innovative, libertarian, or even radical viewpoints that encouraged the state’s construction. members speak of turning out to be up “Okie and radical,” of the legacy of Woody Guthrie within the crimson dust tune scene, and of the Sunbelt Alliance that helped to forestall the development of the Black Fox nuclear strength plant. they give the impression of being again at Oklahoma City’s function within the early civil rights sit-in move and at an Oklahoman’s event with Vietnam Veterans opposed to the warfare. they think about faith outdoor the mainstream—and daily ladies squarely inside of those detailed expressions of faith.

In assembling those attractive essays approximately Oklahoma and its earlier, Joyce calls at the substitute method of background championed by way of Howard Zinn and likewise invokes Oklahoman Paul Harvey in delivering us “the remainder of the story.”

Alternative Oklahoma urges a decent replacement exploration of the state’s assorted prior. It’s an Oklahoma background that takes into consideration the ignored and the left at the back of and contributes to a extra open political discussion in a country too usually disregarded as surely “red.”

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15. Debo, ‘‘A Dedication,’’ 217; Clark, ‘‘Carolyn Thomas Foreman,’’ 373. 16. Fischer, ‘‘Muriel H. : Harvard University Press, 1980). 17. Joseph B. Thoburn and Muriel H. , 1929); Fischer, ‘‘Muriel H. Wright,’’ 22; Bob L. Blackburn, ‘‘Oklahoma Historians Hall of Fame—Muriel H. Wright,’’ Chronicles 71 (Winter 1993–94): 451–52. 18. , 1929); Loughlin, ‘‘Assuming Indian Voices,’’ 106, 125, 136. 19. Barresi, ‘‘Howard Zinn Interview’’; Joyce, Howard Zinn, 18. 20. Anna Lewis, ‘‘The Teaching of History,’’ ALC-USAO; Kenneth McIntosh, ‘‘Geronimo’s Friend: Angie Debo and the New History,’’ Chronicles 66 (Summer 1988): 164–77; Loughlin, ‘‘Assuming Indian Voices,’’ 115–17; Angie Debo, ‘‘An Autobiographical Sketch, Eulogy, and Bibliography,’’ booklet (Stillwater: Oklahoma State University, 1988), 2.

In the early part of the twentieth century, Oklahoma had a network of professional female historians who engaged in scholarship that prepared the way for modern social historians. They combed archives, they took down oral histories, they documented historic sites, they created programs for the enhancement of historical preservation, they collected print sources, they prepared educational materials, and they wrote and published new history. Their ‘‘petticoat’’ historians 19 scholarship broadened the scope of Oklahoma history by retrieving the stories of the non-elite and by exploring topics considered by most professionals as unimportant, ‘‘pots and pans’’ history.

Petticoat’’ historians 21 14. Muriel Wright, review of Indians Abroad, by Carolyn Thomas Foreman, Chronicles 22 (Spring 1944): 121; Clark, ‘‘Carolyn Thomas Foreman,’’ 373; Debo, ‘‘A Dedication,’’ 216; R. L. Biesele, review of Oklahoma Imprints: A History of Printing in Oklahoma before Statehood, by Carolyn Thomas Foreman, Mississippi Valley Historical Review 23 (December 1936): 430. 15. Debo, ‘‘A Dedication,’’ 217; Clark, ‘‘Carolyn Thomas Foreman,’’ 373. 16. Fischer, ‘‘Muriel H. : Harvard University Press, 1980).

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