Creating an imperial city: Kansas City in the 1920s
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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 the worldview of the city, followed by an analysis of the way in which the topography of the city was altered to reflect the forces of empire. Methodologically it utilizes critical theory.
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Introduction -- The City's businessmen envision a new global order -- The City's women assert their place in the empire -- J.C. Nichols, the Plaza, and empire -- The Liberty Memorial as imperial project -- Conclusion