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.

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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.

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