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The Unicameral’s Unwritten Rules

Policy-making has always been a delicate business with a lot of formal rules that must be followed. But as Nebraska State Senator Bill Avery explains in the Spring 2013 issue of Nebraska History, there is an equally important set of … Continue reading

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Pari-mutuel vs. Unicameral. Which is Which?

Opening day at Nebraska’s first unicameral legislative session, January 5, 1937. NSHS RG2183-1937-105-1 (Left). In the 1934 election, Nebraskans voted on two measures with funny-sounding names: a unicameral legislature and pari-mutuel betting. Both measures passed. It has long been rumored … Continue reading

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African Americans in Nebraska—special issue of Nebraska History Online

Due to the great demand for the Fall/Winter 2010 issue of Nebraska History, we have posted the entire issue on our website. If you’d rather read the articles on paper, you have two options. One is to contact our Landmark … Continue reading

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“Judge Lynch” in Nebraska

During the six decades from 1859 to 1919, at least 45 men and two women died at the hands of lynch mobs in Nebraska while during the same period, only 23 or 24 individuals were executed according to law. Find … Continue reading

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The Great Sheedy Murder Trial of 1891

It was Lincoln’s most sensational criminal trial of the nineteenth century. But as historian Timothy Mahoney argues, the Sheedy case was more than just a sordid tale of murder, adultery, and greed. In “The Great Sheedy Murder Trial and the … Continue reading

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Busted for Ugliness by the Lincoln P.D.

The Lincoln Police Department has added history pages to its website (including a lot of material they found at our K Street Government Records Facility). The site has photos and information arranged by decade from 1870 to 1970. For instance, … Continue reading

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