|File:Fite, G. eca.jpg|
|Dr. Gilbert C. Fite is a widely published author whose writings have added greatly to the history of South Dakota and the American West.
Fite's first book, published in 1948, was a biography of Sen. Peter Norbeck, one of South Dakota's distinguished political leaders. His second was "Mt. Rushmore," the first major study on the national memorial.
Fite's books in the field include "Richard B. Russell Jr., Senator from Georgia", "George N. Peek and the Fight for Farm Parity," "The Agricultural Regions of the U.S.," "American Farmers, the New Minority," and "Cotton Fields No More Southern Agriculture". The latter book won the Saloutos Award as the best book in agricultural history in 1985.
Gilbert Fite has also written text books in American economic history, in recent American history, and in general American history that have been used by college students all over the country. All together, Fite has authored, co-authored, or edited 18 major books plus about 50 scholarly articles.
|Home Town (Wessington Springs, SD)|