The Gilded Age Plains City

The Great Sheedy Murder Trial and the Booster Ethos of Lincoln, Nebraska


Explore the City

Spatial Narratives

Interpretation and Narrative

About the Project

This project is an on-line version of an award winning article by Timothy R. Mahoney, Professor of History at the University of Nebraska, "The Great Sheedy Murder Case and the Booster Ethos of the Gilded Age in Lincoln, Nebraska," which was published in the Winter 2001 issue of Nebraska History. The construction of this site is supported by the Plains Humanities Alliance, a regional studies center and member of the National Consortium of Regional Study Centers located at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln; the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities at the University of Nebraska; and the Nebraska Humanities Council.

Project Director

Project Team

Graduate Research Assistants

Student Assistants

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Directed by Timothy R. Mahoney, Plains Humanities Alliance, in collaboration with the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities.
Funded by the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, the Nebraska Humanities Council, and the Plains Humanities Alliance.
© 2007–2008, University of Nebraska–Lincoln