History of South Dakota edition update is released

History of South Dakota edition update is released An updated version of Herbert Schell's History of South Dakota is now available from the South Dakota State Historical Press. An updated edition of Herbert Schell's classic book, History of South Dakota, has been released by the South Dakota State Historical Society Press.

"Last revised over 25 years ago, this important book has been out of print for many years," said Nancy Tystad Koupal, director of the State Historical Society Press. "It remains the best single-volume source on the development of the state."

The fourth edition offers new chapters covering the economic, political and social changes following World War II through the end of the 20th century. New photographs and a selected bibliography reflecting recent scholarship are also included.

Herbert S. Schell was a professor of history at The University of South Dakota for 35 years and served as dean of the graduate school. He was the author of several books and journal articles on South Dakota history.

John E. Miller, professor emeritus of history from South Dakota State University, authored the new chapters and bibliography. Miller is one of the foremost experts on South Dakota's history and is the author of Looking for History on Highway 14.

The new edition of History of South Dakota was funded, in part, by a grant from the South Dakota Department of Education.

The South Dakota State Historical Society is an office of the state Department of Tourism and State Development. For more information, go to the society's Web site at www.sdhistory.org.

To order History of South Dakota, 4th edition, revised, contact the South Dakota State Historical Society Press at (605) 773-6009 or by e-mail at sdshspress@state.sd.us.

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