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Dick, Everett (Everett Newfon) 1898-1989

Overview
Works: 62 works in 238 publications in 3 languages and 7,839 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Other, Honoree
Classifications: F591, 978
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The sod-house frontier, 1854-1890 : a social history of the northern plains from the creation of Kansas & Nebraska to the admission of the Dakotas by Everett Dick( Book )

49 editions published between 1937 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates the story of how settlers journeyed westward to new land and the obstacles they had to overcome in making their new home on the frontier
The lure of the land; a social history of the public lands from the Articles of Confederation to the New Deal by Everett Dick( Book )

9 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'The process of transfer to private ownership of government land or government-supervised Indian land was the woof thread on the loom of the frontier,' the author writes in his preface. 'This thread was continually interlaced with hard experiences in the struggle for existence, thus weaving the fabric of the social and economic history of the American frontier. My aim in this book is to trace this thread from government ownership of the land into private hands.' Although Thomas Jefferson reckoned that the march of population from the Appalachians to the Pacific would take one hundred generations, by 1935 the western wilderness, created by law in the 1780s as the 'unreserved and unappropriated public domain,' had all but vanished. It is the human side of this process of land distribution that Professor Dick examines--'how the land-hungry pioneer interpreted the land laws, or ignored them; his success in "handing up laws" to Congress by frontier usage when existing statutes were inadequate for his needs; his custom of illegally exploiting the natural resources; and the final end of exploitation and the coming of a policy of conservation.' After a brief discussion of colonial land policies and the formation of the public domain in the post-Revolutionary period, the author describes the adoption of the surveying system, the actual work of the surveyors, and how the land was distributed to settlers. There follow chapters on the squatter; the use of land by lumbering interests; the struggle for pre-emption; the campaign of the West for free land and the passage of the Homestead Act; the problems which accompanied the acquisition of land from foreign governments; the occupation and exploitation of the mineral lands; the occupation and use of the grasslands with a discussion of the range wars; land given for internal improvements such as railroads; the openings of Indian reservations with their land rushes or drawings; the final occupancy of the dry land for use by dry-land farming or irrigation; and finally the coming of conservation and the establishment of the permanent public domain in the form of national forests and grazing land. Professor Dick's work goes beyond present books on land in the realm of human interest, for it deals with the people themselves, not with acts of Congress or legal decisions. It also goes deeper than previously published works into such areas as the development of claim clubs, squatting, and the holding of public land by individuals for extended use or speculation while waiting to sell at an advance over the government price."--Dust jacket
The Dixie frontier a social history of the southern frontier from the first transmontane beginnings to the Civil War by Everett Dick( Book )

29 editions published between 1948 and 1993 in English and held by 953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vanguards of the frontier, a social history of the northern plains and Rocky mountains from the earliest white contacts to the coming of the homemaker by Everett Dick( Book )

15 editions published between 1941 and 1967 in English and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tales of the frontier : from Lewis and Clark to the last roundup by Everett Dick( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

People of the plains and mountains; essays in the history of the West. Dedicated to Everett Dick by Ray Allen Billington( Book )

6 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the frontier : a social history of the Northern Plains and Rocky Mountains from the earliest white contacts to the coming of the homemaker by Everett Dick( Book )

7 editions published between 1941 and 1947 in English and Undetermined and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conquering the Great American Desert : Nebraska by Everett Dick( Book )

4 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vanguards of the frontier : a social history of the northern plains and Rocky Mountains from the fur traders to the sod busters by Everett Dick( Book )

14 editions published between 1941 and 1988 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tales of the frontier : from Lewis and Clark to the last roundup by Everett Dick( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Miller and the Advent crisis, 1831-1844 by Everett Dick( Book )

4 editions published between 1932 and 1994 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everett Dick was the first scholar to investigate the Millerite movement of the 1840s in depth. His work set the stage for the academic study of an important religious movement. Publication of his revised dissertation makes his work available to a larger public. This work still makes a significant contribution to its field of study. Much of the research and many of this volume's insights are found nowhere else
The Dixie frontier by Everett Dick( Book )

4 editions published between 1948 and 1964 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tales of the frontier : from Lewis and Clark to the last roundup by Everett Dick( Book )

11 editions published between 1963 and 1975 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vanguards of a frontier by Everett Dick( Book )

5 editions published in 1941 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life in the West before the sod-house frontier by Everett Dick( Book )

4 editions published between 1942 and 1947 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sod-house frontier, 1854-1890 by Everett Dick( Book )

7 editions published between 1937 and 1979 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Founders of the message by Everett Dick( Book )

9 editions published between 1938 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Union: college of the golden cords by Everett Dick( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Union College; fifty years of service by David Dee Rees( Book )

1 edition published in 1941 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The long drive : the origin of the cow country by Everett Dick( Book )

4 editions published between 1925 and 1928 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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People of the plains and mountains; essays in the history of the West. Dedicated to Everett Dick
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Vanguards of the frontier, a social history of the northern plains and Rocky mountains from the earliest white contacts to the coming of the homemakerPeople of the plains and mountains; essays in the history of the West. Dedicated to Everett DickVanguards of the frontier : a social history of the northern plains and Rocky Mountains from the fur traders to the sod bustersTales of the frontier : from Lewis and Clark to the last roundupWilliam Miller and the Advent crisis, 1831-1844Tales of the frontier : from Lewis and Clark to the last roundup
Alternative Names
Dick, E. N.

Dick, E. N. 1898-1989

Dick, E. N. (Everett Newfon), 1898-1989

Dick, Everett.

Dick, Everett 1898-1989

Dick, Everett N. 1898-1989

Dick, Everett Newfon 1898-

Newfon Dick, Everett 1898-1989

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