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Title African Americans on the Great Plains : an anthology / edited and with an introduction by Bruce A. Glasrud & Charles A. Braithwaite
Published Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (395 pages)
Contents Black Soldiers at Fort Hays, Kansas, 1867-1869: a study in civilian and military violence / James N. Leiker -- "Pap" Singleton's Dunlap Colony: relief agencies and the failure of a Black settlement in eastern Kansas / Joseph V. Hickey -- Vengeance without justice, injustice without retribution: the Afro-American council's struggle against racial violence / Shawn Leigh Alexander -- Prelude to Brownsville: the twenty-fifth infantry at Fort Niobrara, Nebraska, 1902-1906 / Thomas R. Buecker -- Black enclaves of violence: race and homicide in Great Plains cities, 1890-1920 / Clare V. McKanna Jr. -- A socioeconomic portrait of Prince Hall masonry in Nebraska, 1900-1920 / Dennis N. Mihelich -- Diplomatic racism: Canadian government and Black migration from Oklahoma, 1905-1912 / R. Bruce Shepard -- "This strange white world": race and place in Era Bell Thompson's American daughter / Michael K. Johnson -- The new negro arts and letters movement among Black university students in the midwest, 1914-1940 / Richard M. Breaux -- Great plains pragmatist: Aaron Douglas and the art of social protest / Audrey Thompson -- Frompin' in the Great Plains: listening and dancing to the jazz orchestras of Alphonso Trent, 1925-1944 / Marc Rice -- Early civil rights activism in Topeka, Kansas, prior to the 1954 Brown case / Jean Van Delinder -- The Great Plains sit-in movement, 1958-1960 / Ronald Walters -- The Omaha gospel complex in historical perspective / Tom Jack
Summary Until recently, histories of the American West gave little evidence of the presence--let alone importance--of African Americans in the unfolding of the western frontier. There might have been a mention of Estevan, slavery, or the Dred Scott decision, but the rich and varied experience of African Americans on the Great Plains went largely unnoted. This book, the first of its kind, supplies that critical missing chapter in American history
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject African Americans -- Great Plains -- History.
Frontier and pioneer life -- Great Plains.
Great Plains -- Race relations -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Braithwaite, Charles A.
Glasrud, Bruce A.
ISBN 0803226896 (electronic bk.)
9780803226890 (electronic bk.)