by Judy Haught
Are you an Oklahoma history buff? Are you looking for a good book? The following list may be just what you are searching for. Doug and I put our heads together and came up with a list of fifteen books about Oklahoma history that we think are worth your time. Most of the titles are available at the Elk City Carnegie Library. Also, I apologize for my shameless self-promotion, but I included my own two books on the list. After all, you might find a story or two about your western Oklahoma friends and neighbors. Take a look at the following list, and you may have suggestions of your own to add.
- Baker, Lindsay. The WPA Oklahoma Slave Narratives. University of Oklahoma Press, 1996.
- Baker, Terri M. and Connie Oliver Henshaw. Women Who Pioneered Oklahoma: Stories from the WPA Narratives. University of Oklahoma Press, 2007.
- Brewer, Landry. Cold War Oklahoma. The History Press, 2019.
- Dary, David. Stories of Old-Time Oklahoma. University of Oklahoma Press, 2011.
- Debo, Angie. Prairie City. University of Oklahoma Press, 1998.
- Debo, Angie. The WPA Guide to 1930s Oklahoma. University Press of Kansas, 1986.
- Egan, Timothy. The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl. Houghton Miflin, 2005.
- Gann, David. Killers of the Flower Moon. Doubleday, 2017.
- Haught, Judy. Extraordinary Valor: Stories of Oklahoma Veterans. Ingram Spark, 2020.
- Haught, Judy. Heroes in Our Midst. Blurb.com, 2016.
- Henderson, Caroline. Letters from the Dust Bowl. University of Oklahoma Press, 2001.
- Hesse, Karen. Out of the Dust. Scholastic, 1994. (Young Adult Novel)
- Madigan, Tim. The Burning: Massacre, Destruction, and the Tulsa Race Riot. Griffin, 1991.
- Reese, Linda Williams. Trail Sisters: Freedwomen in Indian Territory, 1850-1890. Texas Tech University Press, 2013.
- Wickett, Murray R. Contested Territory: Whites, Native Americans, and African Americans in Oklahoma, 1865-1907. LSU Press, 2000.