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The Laboring Irish: Developing Community and Industry in Early Kansas City
(University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
By 1880, the Kansas City community had experienced phenomenal growth. Since 1820, the new city had evolved from a fur trading post, an outfitting center for western trails, a trading center for Native Americans, a ...
Chapel Hill, Missouri: Lost Visions of America's Vanguard on the Western Frontier 1820 to 1865
Despite its present circumstance as an extinct Missouri town in the geographic heart of the Midwest, Chapel Hill College was once the vanguard of the burgeoning American empire. In 1852, Chapel Hill College stood as a ...
Creating an imperial city: Kansas City in the 1920s
(University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2011-08-04)
This thesis is a community study of Kansas City in the 1920s as a city working to assume a prominent place within the emerging American market empire. It begins by exploring the role that men and women played in altering ...
For conscience's sake: the 1839 emigration of the Saxon Lutherans
This study traces the assimilation process of more than six hundred Saxon Lutherans who migrated to Perry County, Missouri, in 1839. As one of the few groups in the nineteenth century who chose to move to the United ...
More than a river: using nature for reform in the progressive era
how progressives looked to nature as a tool of social reform. Each of these men understood the American environment in multiple contexts. Nostalgia and romanticized Missouri River history activated themes of empire, race, and manhood in Neihardt’s work...
Sandoz Writing (Righting) History
Mari Sandoz’s dedication to her research topics, personality, candor, and work ethic allowed her an intimate place alongside those she chose to write about. This yielded a moving written product. In the same way that Sandoz ...