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Speaker: Brent M.S. Campney

Title: This Is Not Dixie

Subtitle: Racist Violence in Kansas, 1861-1927

Event: Book launch hosted by the Kansas City Public Library

Place: Kansas City, Kansas, United States

Date: February 3, 2016

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 19th Century, 20th Century | American History: U.S. History | Offenders: Punishments / Lynching; Types: Interracial Rape


Link: Internet Archive (Free Access)


Speaker: Brent M.S. Campney, Department of History, University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley

Description: »While perceived as a mostly southern phenomenon, racist violence existed everywhere in the decades following the Civil War – including Kansas and the larger Midwest despite the region’s identification with pastoral virtue and racial harmony.
In a discussion of his new book This Is Not Dixie: Racist Violence in Kansas, 1861-1927, University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley associate professor Brent M.S. Campney exposes the reality of the era. There were systemic and enduring white-on-black abuses in Kansas, from sensational demonstrations of white power such as lynchings and race riots to property damage, rape, forcible removal from town, and other, more routine means of intimidation. The South’s reputation offered cover, allowing commentators to deem each Midwest episode an anomaly and cultivate a sort of historical amnesia.« (Source: Kansas City Public Library)

Publication: Campney, Brent M.S. This Is Not Dixie: Racist Violence in Kansas, 1861-1927. Urbana 2015. – Bibliographic Entry: Info

Wikipedia: History of the Americas: History of the United States / History of the United States (1849–65), History of the United States (1865–1918), History of the United States (1918–45) | History of the United States: History of Kansas | Punishment: Lynching / Lynching in the United States