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Miner, H. Craig

Overview
Works: 64 works in 136 publications in 1 language and 8,849 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Historical films  Abstracts 
Roles: Author
Classifications: F686, 978.100497
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Most widely held works about H. Craig Miner
 
Most widely held works by H. Craig Miner
The corporation and the Indian : tribal sovereignty and industrial civilization in Indian Territory, 1865-1907 by H. Craig Miner( Book )

12 editions published between 1976 and 1989 in English and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tribal sovereignty and industrial civilization in Indian Territory 1865-1907
The end of Indian Kansas : a study of cultural revolution, 1854-1871 by H. Craig Miner( Book )

12 editions published between 1978 and 1990 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

West of Wichita : settling the high plains of Kansas, 1865-1890 by H. Craig Miner( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Regional history at its best ... Many of the traditional tales of early hardships- grasshopper plagues, Indian attacks, the stress of loneliness and isolation, drought, blizzards, prairie fires, and the unaccostomed hazards of nature- are retold with vigor and a sense of immediacy. These gritty tales of pioneer persistence and stubbornness are used to illustrate the region's cyclical history of hope and despair ... Not the least is Miner's talents in his engaging style. Images are alive, progression of the story lively, and the analysis convincing. This first-rate book is an important addition to the history of Kansas and, more broadly, to the study of western settlement."--American Historical Review
The St. Louis-San Francisco transcontinental railroad; the thirty-fifth parallel project, 1853-1890 by H. Craig Miner( Book )

5 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A most magnificent machine : America adopts the railroad, 1825-1862 by H. Craig Miner( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the growth of railroads from their origins in the 1820s to the onset of the Civil War and also examines the cultural, economic, and political aspects
The rebirth of the Missouri Pacific, 1956-1983 by H. Craig Miner( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kansas : the history of the Sunflower State, 1854-2000 by H. Craig Miner( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the history of Kansas from 1854 to 2000, discussing how specific people and events shaped the culture of the state
Tribal dispossession and the Ottawa Indian University fraud by William E Unrau( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ottawa Treaty of 1862 provided that a 20,000-acre parcel of tribal land be used to endow a school for the benefit of the Ottawa Indians. This book is a case study of manipulation and fraud, whereby the Ottawas were promised a university, paid for most of it, and then lost it in the offices of bureaucrats. Thanks to investigations at several levels of accountability in the 19th century and to the findings of the Indian Claims Commission in the 20th century, the clandestine maneuvers and the misuse of Ottawa resources by enterprising White invaders were recorded in great detail. The story of the Ottawa Indian University fraud is not a simple one; it involved a complex confrontation among Indian traditionalists, Indian nontraditionalists, government officials, territorial and state bureaucrats, educational speculators, and Christian missionaries. The story calls for moral analysis because it was precisely in the name of education and morality (that is, the establishment of a Baptist university) that the fraud took place. However, the involvement of the principal would-be educators in the financial aspects of the university's establishment clouded their judgment and promoted special-interest responses. A major conclusion of the book is that legalism and pragmatism were the intellectual stalking-horses that contributed most to the victory of economic interest over human concerns in the case. Ottawa University is still in operation at its original location about 50 miles southwest of Kansas City, and has recently announced a plan to provide tuition and boarding scholarships to Ottawa tribal members. The book contains references in notes, a bibliography, an index, and photographs. (Sv)
Wichita : the early years, 1865-80 by H. Craig Miner( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeding Civil War : Kansas in the national news, 1854-1858 by H. Craig Miner( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act, Kansas Territory was a national issue that dominated America's press. Author Craig Miner offers the first in-depth study of national media coverage devoted to the territory, unearthing new examples of what Americans were saying about Kansas and showing how those words affected the course of national events.--[book jacket]
Next year country : dust to dust in western Kansas, 1890-1940 by H. Craig Miner( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No mere nostalgic reverie, Miner's book chronicles the hard challenges to these Kansans' ambitious efforts to create a regional economy and society based on wheat, in an area once thought only marginally suitable for cereal crops. His diverse topics include the history of agricultural experiment stations, new approaches to irrigation, and the impact of the tractor and the combine; the role of women's clubs in developing culture, the growth of higher education, and the rise of the secession movement; and people's responses to pests, from prairie dogs to grasshoppers, and to radical groups, from the IWW to the KKK."--Jacket
Wolf Creek Station : Kansas Gas and Electric Company in the nuclear era by H. Craig Miner( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harvesting the high plains : John Kriss and the business of wheat farming, 1920-1950 by H. Craig Miner( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discovery! : cycles of change in the Kansas oil & gas industry, 1860-1987 by H. Craig Miner( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

So many worlds : invention, management, philosophy, and risk in the life of Leroy Hill by H. Craig Miner( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joyful trek : a Texan's times and travels by Robert H Williams( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Texan's times and travels
Harvesting the high plains( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colby, Kansas, 1933. As the dark clouds of the economic depression settle over the country, another dark storm rages in the High Plains. From the panhandle of Texas to western Nebraska, there is a battle with an even greater foe and one far less forgiving: nature. Rising out of the dust, came two men Ray Garvey and John Kriss who believed the ground in western Kansas and eastern Colorado were fertile and capable of raising wheat-- all at a time when the world needed more than just food, it needed hope"--Container
Borne on the south wind : a century of aviation in Kansas by Frank Joseph Rowe( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fire in the rock : a history of the oil and gas industry in Kansas, 1855-1976 by H. Craig Miner( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wichita, the magic city by H. Craig Miner( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The end of Indian Kansas : a study of cultural revolution, 1854-1871
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West of Wichita : settling the high plains of Kansas, 1865-1890A most magnificent machine : America adopts the railroad, 1825-1862The rebirth of the Missouri Pacific, 1956-1983Kansas : the history of the Sunflower State, 1854-2000Seeding Civil War : Kansas in the national news, 1854-1858Next year country : dust to dust in western Kansas, 1890-1940Harvesting the high plains : John Kriss and the business of wheat farming, 1920-1950So many worlds : invention, management, philosophy, and risk in the life of Leroy Hill