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The Political Culture of South Dakota, Call for Papers(2011-08-23)

The South Dakota State Historical Society (SDSHS) Press invites chapter proposals on all aspects of the political culture of South Dakota from the territorial period to the present. Political culture should be broadly construed to mean any and all aspects of life, culture, and economics of South Dakota that relate to the organization and disposition of civic affairs.

Interested parties should consult the forthcoming The Plains Political Tradition: Essays on South Dakota Political Culture (South Dakota State Historical Society Press, Fall 2011), which will serve as a model for the future volume and a building block for future research.

Proposals should be sent to this office by January 2, 2012. Successful proposals will need to be followed with completed manuscripts of approximately twenty-five pages (plus notes) by January 2, 2013. Manuscripts that are approved will appear in a future volume to be edited by Jon K. Lauck, John E. Miller, and Donald C. Simmons, Jr., and published by the SDSHS Press in 2014.

Potential areas of political culture for discussion include, but are not limited to: agrarianism, urban history, ethno-cultural histories, American Indian politics and reservation life, religion, transportation, the environment, general politics, important political figures, demographic analyses, comparative analyses (South Dakota vs. other states), legal history, sport and recreation, labor history, state government, economics, and folk culture.

DEADLINE for submission of chapter proposals to be reviewed by SDSHS: January 2, 2012

If proposal is approved the DEADLINE for submission of draft chapters will be January 2, 2013.

All proposals (and queries) should be submitted to Martyn Beeny, Associate Editor, at South Dakota State Historical Society Press, 900 Governors Drive, Pierre, SD 57501. Proposals should be accompanied by a professional résumé or curriculum vitae.

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