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Constructing Comanche: Imperialism, Print Culture, and the Creation of the Most Dangerous Indian in Antebellum America
(University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2018)
Anglo-American print sources during the antebellum era framed the Comanche as “the most powerful” or “the most dreaded” Indian whom settlers encountered on the frontier. This research examines the pivotal role that ...
Sandoz Writing (Righting) History
those she felt were disenfranchised. Her acerbic writing, in both her literary texts and letters, was remarkable in a time and place when and where women typically did not provide such pointed commentary. Mari Sandoz’s literary works were supported...
More than a river: using nature for reform in the progressive era
The decades around the turn of the twentieth century were a time of vast social and economic change. Industrialization altered the ways people related to each other and to their social, political, and cultural institutions. ...
The Women of reform: Kansas eugenics
The question this research sought to answer was what made Kansas eugenics unique and in what ways was it representative of eugenics throughout the nation. The main problem in studying the history of the eugenics movement ...