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….
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)….