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A city divided : the racial landscape of Kansas City, 1900-1960

Author: Sherry Lamb Schirmer
Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A City Divided traces the development of white Kansas Citians' perceptions of race and examines the ways in which those perceptions shaped both the physical landscape of the city and the manner in which Kansas City was policed and governed. Because of rapid changes in land use and difficulties in suppressing crime and vice in Kansas City, the control of urban spaces became an acute concern, particularly for the  Read more...
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Schirmer, Sherry Lamb, 1947-
City divided.
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, c2002
(OCoLC)606778785
Online version:
Schirmer, Sherry Lamb, 1947-
City divided.
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, c2002
(OCoLC)628369146
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sherry Lamb Schirmer
ISBN: 082621391X 9780826213914
OCLC Number: 48857820
Description: viii, 261 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: With Race in Mind --
Social Status and the Control of Urban Space --
Setting Boundaries: The Emergence of Jim Crow, 1900-1920 --
The Webwork of Race, Status, and Gender, 1900-1920 --
Racial Geography: Partitioning Kansas City in the 1920s --
Under Quarantine: The Social Meaning of Race in the 1920s --
Magician's Tricks: Black Activism and White Response, 1920-1940 --
"Truth Is Fatal": The Civil Rights Activists, Black and White --
Expedient Fears: Leadership and the Politics of Denial, 1950-1958.
Responsibility: Sherry Lamb Schirmer.

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This volume traces the development of white Kansas Citians' perceptions of race and examines the ways in which those perceptions shaped the physical landscape of the city and the manner in which  Read more...

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