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The Quest for Citizenship: African American and Native American Education in Kansas, 1880-1935

Kim Cary Warren


This book examines the formation of African American and Native American citizenship, belonging, and identity in the United States by comparing educational experiences in Kansas between 1880 and 1935. The author focuses her study on Kansas, thought by many to be the quintessential free state, not only because it was home to sizable populations of Indian groups and former slaves, but also because of its unique history of conflict over freedom during the antebellum period. After the Civil War, white reformers opened segregated schools, ultimately reinforcing the very racial hierarchies that they ... More

Keywords: African American citizenship, Native American citizenship, Kansas, free state, former slaves, Civil War, antebellum

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Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780807833964
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807899441_warren


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kim Cary Warren, author

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Part I Origins, Ideology, and Racial Hierarchies

Part II Strategies of Negotiation

Part III New Leaders in the Twentieth Century

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