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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:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is a thorough investigation into the lynching and expulsion of African Americans in the Missouri and Arkansas Ozarks in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The author explores events in the towns of Monett, Pierce City, Joplin, and Springfield, Missouri, and Harrison, Arkansas, to show how post-Civil War vigilantism, an established tradition of extralegal violence, and the rapid political,  Read more...
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Harper, Kimberly, 1982-
White man's heaven.
Fayetteville : University of Arkansas Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2010022355
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kimberly Harper
ISBN: 9781610754569 1610754565
OCLC Number: 769187831
Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 325 pages) : illustrations, maps
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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Provides the first investigation into the lynching and expulsion of African Americans in the Missouri and Arkansas Ozarks in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Kimberly Harper shows  Read more...

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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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