Idahos Place: A New History of the Gem State

Hardcover | May 21, 2014

EditorAdam M. Sowards

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Idaho’s Place is an anthology of the most current and original writing on Gem State history. From the state’s indigenous roots and early environmental battles to recent political and social events, these essays provide much-needed context for understanding Idaho’s important role in the development of the American West.

Through a creative approach that combines explorations of concepts such as politics, gender, and race with the oral histories of Idaho residents - the very people who lived and made state history - this unique collection sheds new light on the state’s surprisingly contentious past. Readers, whether they are longtime residents or newcomers, tourists or seasonal dwellers, policy makers or historians, will be treated to a rich narrative in which the many threads of Idaho’s history entwine to produce a complete tapestry of this beautiful and complex Western state.

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Idaho’s Place is an anthology of the most current and original writing on Gem State history. From the state’s indigenous roots and early environmental battles to recent political and social events, these essays provide much-needed context for understanding Idaho’s important role in the development of the American West.Through a creati...

Adam M. Sowards is associate professor of history and director of the Program in Pacific Northwest Studies at the University of Idaho. He is the author of The Environmental Justice: William O. Douglas and American Conservation.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9.25 × 6.25 × 1.1 inPublished:May 21, 2014Publisher:University Of Washington PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0295993677

ISBN - 13:9780295993676

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Acknowledgements

1. Idaho's Place: Reckoning with History / Adam M. Sowards

2. The Confluence of Rivers: The Indigenous Tribes of Idaho / Rodney Frey and Robert McCarlIDAHO VOICES: Native American History

3. Crossing Divides: An Environmental History of Idaho / Kevin R. MarshIDAHO VOICES: Environmental History

4. Idiosyncrasy and Enigma: Idaho Politics / Katherine G. AikenIDAHO VOICES: Political History

5. The Power and the Glory: Idaho's Religious History / Jill K. GillIDAHO VOICES: Religious History

6. Defying Boundaries: Women in Idaho History / Laura Woodworth-Ney and Tara A. RoweIDAHO VOICES: Women's History

7. Confronting Race and Creating Community: Idaho's Ethnic History / Laurie MercierIDAHO VOICES: Ethnic History

8. Latinos in Idaho / Making Their Way in the Gem State: Errol D. JonesIDAHO VOICES: Latino History

9. Shifting Currents: Cultural Expressions in Idaho / Richard W. EtulainIDAHO VOICES: Cultural History

10. Telling Stories: Idaho's Histories / Judith AustinIDAHO VOICES: Historians

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Idaho’s Place is an anthology of the most current and original writing on Gem State history. From the state’s indigenous roots and early environmental battles to recent political and social events, these essays provide much-needed context for understanding Idaho’s important role in the development of the American West.Through a creative approach that combines explorations of concepts such as politics, gender, and race with the oral histories of Idaho residents - the very people who lived and made state history - this unique collection sheds new light on the state’s surprisingly contentious past. Readers, whether they are longtime residents or newcomers, tourists or seasonal dwellers, policy makers or historians, will be treated to a rich narrative in which the many threads of Idaho’s history entwine to produce a complete tapestry of this beautiful and complex Western state.The state of Idaho is truly blessed to draw the attention of this talented, competent group widely recognized for past scholarly contributions. The range and depth of the research displayed in the essays are outstanding. - David H. Stratton, author of Terra Northwest: Interpreting People and Place