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This is not Dixie : racist violence in Kansas, 1861-1927  Cover Image E-book E-book

This is not Dixie : racist violence in Kansas, 1861-1927

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  • OCLC: ocn919071314
  • ISBN: 9780252039508
  • ISBN: 0252039505
  • ISBN: 0252097610
  • ISBN: 9780252097614
  • ISBN: 9780252039508
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Published: Urbana :University of Illinois Press,2015.
  • Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2015.

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Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-276) and index.
Contents: "Light is bursting upon the world!" -- "Negroes are the favorites of the government" -- "Kansas has an ample supply of darkies" -- "A day more dreadful than any that we have yet experienced" -- "Some finely tuned spring-release trap" -- "The life of no colored man is safe" -- "Sowing the seed of hatred and prejudice" -- "Peace at home is the most essential thing".
Summary: Often defined as a mostly southern phenomenon, racist violence existed everywhere. Brent M.S. Campney explodes the notion of the Midwest as a so-called land of freedom with an in-depth study of assaults both active and threatened faced by African Americans in post Civil War Kansas. Campney's capacious definition of white-on-black violence encompasses not only sensational demonstrations of white power like lynchings and race riots, but acts of threatened violence and the varied forms of pervasive routine violence - property damage, rape, forcible ejection from towns - used to intimidate African Americans. As he shows, such methods were a cornerstone of efforts to impose and maintain white supremacy. Yet Campney's broad consideration of racist violence also lends new insights into the ways people resisted threats.
Note: English.
Subject: Kansas -- Race relations -- History
African Americans -- Kansas -- History
Racism -- Kansas -- History
African Americans -- Violence against -- Kansas -- History

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