From the Desk of Wendy Katz: The Surprising History of the Everyday American

The following is by Wendy Katz, editor of The Trans-Mississippi and International Expositions of 1898–1899: Art, Anthropology, and Popular Culture at the Fin de Siècle (February 2018). Many of the photos included below can be found at the Omaha Public Library—and Wendy … Continue reading From the Desk of Wendy Katz: The Surprising History of the Everyday American

From the Desk of C. Richard King: Go Redhawks!

C. Richard King is a professor of comparative ethnic studies at Washington State University. He is the author or editor of more than a dozen books, including Redskins: Insult and Brand (Nebraska, 2016), Team Spirits: The Native American Mascots Controversy (Nebraska, 2001), … Continue reading From the Desk of C. Richard King: Go Redhawks!

From the Desk of Nicole Tonkovich: Chief of War, Chief of Peace

The following is by Nicole Tonkovich, professor of American literature at the University of California, San Diego. She is the author of The Allotment Plot: Alice C. Fletcher, E. Jane Gay, and Nez Perce Survivance (Nebraska, 2012). Additionally, she wrote the new … Continue reading From the Desk of Nicole Tonkovich: Chief of War, Chief of Peace

Publicist Picks: Equine Soldiers, A Gilded Age Campaign, and other November Books

Tayler Lord and Anna Weir are publicists at UNP who share a cubicle and cannot stop talking about books (or caffeinated beverages, for that matter). Today they also share their thoughts about a few upcoming titles they’re particularly excited about as readers. The books in … Continue reading Publicist Picks: Equine Soldiers, A Gilded Age Campaign, and other November Books