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Denver Inside and Out
  • Denver Inside and Out
  • By Jeanne E. Abrams, Betty Jo Brenner, Michael Childers, Eric L. Clements, B. Erin Cole, Marcia Tremmel Goldstein, Rebecca A. Hunt, Modupe Lobode, Azusa Ono, Melanie Shellenbarger, Shawn Snow, and Cheryl Siebert Waite
  • 2011
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  • Published by: University Press of Colorado
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Denver turned 150 just a few years ago—not too shabby for a city so down on its luck in 1868 that Cheyenne boosters deemed it “too dead to bury.” Still, most of the city’s history is a recent memory: Denver’s entire story spans just two human lifetimes. In Denver Inside and Out, twelve authors illustrate how pioneers built enduring educational, medical, and transportation systems; how Denver’s social and political climate contributed to the elevation of women; how Denver residents wrestled with—and exploited—the city’s natural features; and how diverse cultural groups became an essential part of the city’s fabric. By showing how the city rose far above its humble roots, the authors illuminate the many ways that Denver residents have never stopped imagining a great city. Published in time for the opening of the new History Colorado Center in Denver in 2012, Denver Inside and Out hints at some of the social, economic, legal, and environmental issues that Denverites will have to consider over the next 150 years.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Forward!
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Building Denver
  1. Rails to the Rockies: How Denver Got Two Railroads (Sort of), but Not the One It Really Wanted
  2. pp. 3-10
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  1. Denver’s Pioneer Medical Community: 1858–1900
  2. pp. 11-20
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  1. “A Premonition of Our Future Grandeur”: Building Denver’s First Schools
  2. pp. 21-32
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  1. Women’s Space
  2. p. 33
  1. Assembling a More Perfect Machine: Denver as the Birthplace of Women in Party and Electoral Politics, 1893–1897
  2. pp. 35-48
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  1. Denver’s Disorderly Women
  2. pp. 49-58
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  1. The Colorado Women of the Ku Klux Klan
  2. pp. 59-68
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  1. Cultural Identity
  2. p. 69
  1. In Search of Wealth and Health: Denver’s Early Jewish Community
  2. pp. 71-82
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  1. “I Am a Denver Indian!”: The Bureau of Indian Affairs’ Relocation Program and Denver’s Native American Community
  2. pp. 83-92
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  1. Urban Nature
  2. p. 93
  1. A Gateway Into the Mountains: Denver and the Building of a Recreational Empire
  2. pp. 95-104
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  1. Modern Mountain Views: Constructing Summer Homes and Civic Identity in Colorado
  2. pp. 105-114
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  1. Inventing Cherry Creek: 150 Years of the Making of an Urban Environmental Landscape
  2. pp. 115-125
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 126-127
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