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dc.contributor.advisorMoran, Jeffrey P.
dc.contributor.authorPeavler, David J.
dc.date.accessioned2011-02-01T19:43:35Z
dc.date.available2011-02-01T19:43:35Z
dc.date.issued2008-08-18
dc.date.submitted2008
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations2.umi.com/ku:2525
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/7072
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation examines the creation of the color line and the ways that African American communities confronted it throughout Kansas, Iowa, and Nebraska. A detailed search of school board minutes, newspapers, court records, manuscripts, census data, and other archival sources in over twenty Midwestern cities and rural communities reveals the existence of mass meetings, boycotts, and legal challenges throughout the 19th century. As a result, this work challenges the historiography of Post-Reconstruction America as an "era of accommodation" to Jim Crow. This survey also demonstrates that the racial assumptions of Midwestern whites varied little from their Southern contemporaries, yet demographic factors and the activism of black communities limited the creation of the color line in Middle America.
dc.format.extent506 pages
dc.language.isoEN
dc.publisherUniversity of Kansas
dc.rightsThis item is protected by copyright and unless otherwise specified the copyright of this thesis/dissertation is held by the author.
dc.subjectBlack history
dc.subjectUnited States--history
dc.subjectBlack studies
dc.subjectRace relations
dc.subjectSegregation
dc.subjectJim Crow
dc.subjectKansas
dc.subjectIowa
dc.subjectNebraska
dc.titleCREATING THE COLOR LINE AND CONFRONTING JIM CROW: CIVIL RIGHTS IN MIDDLE AMERICA: 1850-1900
dc.typeDissertation
dc.contributor.cmtememberNapier, Rita
dc.contributor.cmtememberEarle, Jonathan H.
dc.contributor.cmtememberWarren, Kim
dc.contributor.cmtememberAlexander, Shawn L.
dc.thesis.degreeDisciplineHistory
dc.thesis.degreeLevelPH.D.
kusw.oastatusna
kusw.oapolicyThis item does not meet KU Open Access policy criteria.
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