These are books written by Adam Fletcher Sasse, editor of NorthOmahaHistory.com. Some are for sale online and some are free e-books. Scroll down to learn more.
#OmahaBlackHistory: African American People, Places and Events from the History of Omaha, Nebraska
(235 pages, 2021). This book offers an unparalleled survey of more than 200 years of history in the Omaha area and features the obscure and obvious, the substantial and serious, and the neglected and denied history of Black people in Omaha. There are more than 50 short stories about notable African American people, 50 vignettes about important events in Omaha’s Black community, and more than 50 short stories about important places in the city’s African American history. There is no other book like this available today.
(292 pages, 2016) In the final book of the North Omaha History series, Adam Fletcher Sasse reveals more of the lost, hidden, neglected and denied history of this predominantly African American neighborhood. He shares biographies of historical crime bosses and an old woman who smoked stogies; details the role of transportation, and dives deep into the architecture in North Omaha. At the end, he shares a timeline of important people in the community’s history, including political, social, social, athletic, educational, economic, criminal and other figures. The book finishes with a bibliography and comprehensive index.
(282 pages, 2016) From the outset, this book shares the history of education in North Omaha, including pioneer schools, Catholic schools, segregated schools, and more go on display. Fletcher Sasse then pays homage to his love of nature borne in North Omaha. The book details each cemetery in the community, as well as the complete history of lead poisoning in North Omaha. It revisits the civil rights movement, as well as other events such as the 1913 Easter Sunday tornado, mob terrorism, and more. The ending of the book includes a few important tours of the community, as well as a massive timeline of North Omaha history and a comprehensive index.
(274 pgs, 2016) The opening tome in the North Omaha History series, this book is a powerful intro this predominantly African American community. The book includes the histories of racism; community leaders; and an African American newspaper, as well as a section on 1960s rioting. Red lining in North Omaha is exposed, along with backgrounds on several historic neighborhoods. The appendices include more than 20 tours around North Omaha and a comprehensive index.
- A Picture History of Omaha’s Saratoga Neighborhood—A collection of more than 50 historic pictures, this book includes vignettes about each one and a historical timeline of the neighborhood. FREE! Download here »
- North Omaha History Timeline—A 121-page exploration of the people, places, organizations, events and businesses from pre-1800s to present. FREE! Download here »
- Guide to Fort Omaha—An e-book by Adam Fletcher Sasse with pictures by Michaela Armetta. FREE! Download here »
- Chapter 103, History of Omaha’s Tech High School—A sample chapter from North Omaha History: Volume One by Adam Fletcher Sasse. FREE! Download here »