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UW Graduate Publishes Ninth Book


September 13, 2011 — University of Wyoming graduate Mike Mackey, who has been involved in research and writing projects about the history of Wyoming and the western United States for the past 15 years, recently published his ninth book.

Mackey's latest book, "Wyoming in the Twentieth-Century: Topics in the History of the Cowboy State," consists of a collection of five essays covering the influence of women in Wyoming, the media influence in Wyoming during the 1940s, the importance of the production of the state's mineral wealth, the state's natural resources and issues on the Wind River Reservation.

Mackey (B.A., 1992; M.A., '93) published his first book, "Black Gold: Patterns in the Development of Wyoming's Oil Industry," in 1997. His other writings include "The Equality State: Essays on Intolerance and Inequality in Wyoming," "Heart Mountain: Life in Wyoming's Concentration Camp," "Inventing History in the American West: The Romance and Myths of Grace Raymond Hebard" and "Meeting in Cheyenne: Wyoming's Constitutional Convention."

Mackey lives in Sheridan.

"Wyoming in the Twentieth-Century: Topics in the History of the Cowboy State," by Western History Publications, is for sale at bookstores across the state. Cost is $21.95.

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