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It Happened in Kansas: Remarkable Events that Shaped History
     

It Happened in Kansas: Remarkable Events that Shaped History

by Sarah Smarsh
 

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A land of political paradoxes as extreme as those of its weather, Kansas is a state that both helped win women the right to vote and first banned alcohol. It Happened in Kansas goes behind the scenes to tell its story, in short episodes that reveal the intriguing people and events that have shaped the Sunflower State.

Learn how the destruction of Lawrence, an

Overview

A land of political paradoxes as extreme as those of its weather, Kansas is a state that both helped win women the right to vote and first banned alcohol. It Happened in Kansas goes behind the scenes to tell its story, in short episodes that reveal the intriguing people and events that have shaped the Sunflower State.

Learn how the destruction of Lawrence, an abolitionist stronghold, on May 21, 1856, fed John Brown's thirst for revenge. Remember Amelia Mary Earhart, the adventurous child who grew up to make her hometown of Atchison, Kansas, proud. Follow the exploits of charlatan John R. Brinkley, the "Goat-Gland Doctor" who went from preying on rural communities to taking America and the world by storm.

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Award-winning Kansas journalist Sarah Smarsh presides over this collection of decisive turning points in Sunflower State history. It Happened In Kansas covers more than two dozen events.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762758623
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/17/2010
Series:
It Happened In Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
410,950
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Sarah Smarsh is an award-winning freelance writer and an assistant professor of English at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, where she teaches creative nonfiction writing. A Kansas native, she has written for the Huffington Post, Kansas City's the Pitch, and newspapers across the Midwest.

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