We are very excited to announce the release of Kyle Conway’s edited volume Sixty Years of Boom and Bust: The Impact of Oil in North Dakota, 1958-2018. The book interleaves a series of incisive new chapters on the 21st-century North Dakota oil boom with chapters from the 1958 Williston Report, a seminal work describing and analyzing the impact of the first Bakken boom. This unique approach gives the reader not only a comprehensive guide to the 1950s and 21st-century boom, but also a comparative perspective on how communities and the state has adapted to the vagaries of the boom-bust oil economy. As with all…
Category: Williston Report
Dakota Datebook Launch Party!
The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota is excited to announce the launch of Dakota Datebook: North Dakota Stories from Prairie Public edited by David Haeselin. Developed in collaboration with the University of North Dakota’s Writing, Editing, and Publishing program and in cooperation with Prairie Public Broadcasting, Dakota Datebook brings to the printed page some of the most memorably, inspiring, and humorous stories from Prairie Public’s iconic Dakota Datebook radio program. Download a digital copy for free from the Digital Press webpage or pre-order your copy from Prairie Public today! On Saturday at 8 pm, The Digital Press…
Our Year in Review
It has been another busy year for The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota. As we ring in the New Year it is the perfect time to celebrate 2018. We sold our 1000th paper book and have now clocked over 1500 downloads! This year saw the launch of some exciting new projects and the re-launch of an old favorite. In January we re-launched Chris Price’s The Old Church on Walnut Street: A Story of Immigrants and Evangelicals. The book is a microhistory of a single building in Grand Forks, North Dakota that opens onto a century-long story of immigrants and evangelicals in this community….
Sneak Peek: Sixty Years of Boom and Bust: The Impact of Oil in North Dakota, 1958–2018
Over the last year, I’ve been whispering about this project a bit. Kyle Conway is editing an updated version of The Williston Report: The Impact of Oil on the Williston Area of North Dakota (1958), and The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota will republish both original report and an updated slate of essays. The updated version will be titled Sixty Years of Boom and Bust The Impact of Oil in North Dakota, 1958–2018, and it will become a contributing volume to the Bakken Bookshelf and sit nicely alongside The Bakken Goes Boom: Oil and the Changing Geographies of Western North Dakota (2016)….