White Man's Heaven: The Lynching and Expulsion of Blacks in the Southern Ozarks, 1894-1909

White Man's Heaven: The Lynching and Expulsion of Blacks in the Southern Ozarks, 1894-1909

by Kimberly Harper

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Overview

White Man's Heaven is the first book to investigate the lynching and expulsion of African Americans in the Missouri and Arkansas Ozarks in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Kimberly Harper shows how an established tradition of extralegal violence and the rapid political, economic, and social change of the New South era combined to create an environment that resulted in interracial violence. Even though some whites tried to stop the violence and bring the lynchers to justice, many African Americans fled the Ozarks, leaving only a resilient few behind and forever changing the racial composition of the region.

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ISBN-13: 9781557289841
Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
Publication date: 08/01/2012
Pages: 302
Sales rank: 225,793
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author


Kimberly Harper lives in the Missouri Ozarks.

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