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This Is Not Dixie: Racist Violence in Kansas, 1861-1927

Brent M. S. Campney


Often defined as a mostly southern phenomenon, racist violence existed everywhere. This book explodes the notion of the Midwest as a so-called land of freedom with an in-depth study of assaults both active and threatened faced by African Americans in post-Civil War Kansas. The book's definition of white-on-black violence encompasses not only sensational demonstrations of white power like lynchings and race riots, but acts of threatened violence and the varied forms of pervasive routine violence—property damage, rape, forcible ejection from towns—used to intimidate African Americans. As the boo ... More

Keywords: racist violence, freedom, U.S. Midwest, African Americans, Kansas, racial violence, white power, white supremacy, racism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780252039508
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252039508.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brent M. S. Campney, author
University of Texas Pan American