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Great Plains Quarterly

1983

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Review Of Oklahoma Memories Edited By Anne Hodges Morgan And Rennard Strickland, Brad Agnew Jan 1983

Review Of Oklahoma Memories Edited By Anne Hodges Morgan And Rennard Strickland, Brad Agnew

Great Plains Quarterly

There is something inherently suspicious about a work of nonfiction edited by two scholars that will not cure insomnia. When their book proves to be compelling, the reader assumes either that it has been ghostwritten or that the editors' credentials are specious. Since the pay of scholars would preclude their hiring a ghost and the academic credentials of Anne Hodges Morgan and Rennard Strickland are bona fide, the reader has little alternative but to accept Oklahoma Memories at face value and enjoy one of the most interesting books on Oklahoma published in recent years.

Anne Hodges Morgan, a Ph.D ...


Review Of The Forgotten Frontier: Urban Planning In The American West Before 1890 By John W. Reps, Charles S. Sargent Jan 1983

Review Of The Forgotten Frontier: Urban Planning In The American West Before 1890 By John W. Reps, Charles S. Sargent

Great Plains Quarterly

The title of this book is misleading. If the work carries one persistent message, it is that the cities of the American West were not planned at all. Conceived as speculations in land, yes; almost always designed in the form of a repetitive gridiron, yes; but planned in any twentieth-century sense of the word, definitely not. Only the southwestern Spanish towns and the Mormon towns of Deseret come close to being examples of "urban planning." City planning, after all, only came along early in the twentieth century, and Reps clearly illustrates that few towns were established after 1890. The term ...