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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...
Forgetting strength : Coffeyville, the black freedom struggle, and the vanishing of memory
When a white lynch mob of 3,000 stormed the city jail in Coffeyville, Kansas, in 1927, incited by rumors that three "negroes" had raped two white high school girls, the incident ended very differently from so many others ...
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 ...
Cleared to land in the desert: commercial air travel's role in the growth and development of Las Vegas as a world-class travel destination
(University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2011-08-04)
This study provides a history of commercial aviation in Las Vegas, focusing on the powerful influence commercial air travel had with the financial help of the federal government on Las Vegas‟s growth and development as ...
Remembering Recess: Recess at the Turn of Century and Its Implications for Today
(University of Missouri--Kansas City, 5/5/2006)
As of 2001, 40% of the nation's school officials in charge of elementary schools have decided to eliminate recess from the schools curriculum. Despite protests from parents, children, and growing concern from researchers, ...
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 ...