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White man's heaven : the lynching and expulsion of blacks in the Southern Ozarks, 1894-1909

Author: Kimberly Harper
Publisher: Fayetteville : University of Arkansas Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kimberly Harper
ISBN: 9781557289414 1557289417 9781557289841 1557289840
OCLC Number: 635457745
Description: xxv, 325 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Pierce City: "we were once slaves" --
Pierce City: "white man's heaven" --
Pierce City: the lark and Godley trials --
Joplin: "have mercy on my soul" --
Joplin: "hurrah for Hickory Bill" --
Springfield: "the devil was just as good a friend to God" --
Springfield: "a slumbering volcano" --
Springfield: "the Easter offering" --
Springfield: "they certainly had not the bearing of deacons" --
Springfield: "murder in the air" --
Harrison: "their voices filled the air" --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Kimberly Harper.

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"An invaluable work . . . supports and importantly expands on recent studies of sundown towns and racial cleansing." --"Journal of Southern History" "Well-written and creatively researched . . . Read more...

 
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