Elwyn Robinon’s History of North Dakota

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the publication of Elwyn Robinson’s iconic and still influential History of North Dakota, North Dakota Quarterly published a series of essays reflecting on this work.


Jim Mochoruk, Robinson’s History Revisited
Michael Lansing, Robinson’s History Fifty Years Later
William Caraher, Elwyn Robinson in Context
Kim Porter, Here’s to You, Mr. Robinson
Sheryl O’Donnell, Occupying Elwyn: Contemporary Metaphors to Live By

Robinson’s History of North Dakota was originally published by the University of Nebraska Press in 1966 and, today, is still a top seller at NDSU Press (go here to buy a copy). A collaboration between The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota, The Northern Plains Heritage Foundation, and the Chester Fritz Library has made Robinson work available as a free, open access download. Go here to download a copy.

History of North Dakota Cover

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