ERIC Number: EJ822209
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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Black Enclaves of Violence: Race and Homicide in Great Plains Cities, 1890-1920
McKanna, Clare V., Jr.
Great Plains Quarterly, v23 n3 p147-159 Sum 2003
The author examines interracial homicides in the early twentieth century in three Great Plains cities: Coffeyville, Kansas; Topeka, Kansas; and Omaha, Nebraska. Railroads attracted hundreds of young blacks searching for steady employment. Alcohol played an important role in violence levels as did the availability of cheap and handguns, and certain places created "enclaves of violence."
Descriptors: Violence, Homicide, African Americans, United States History, Urban Areas, Racial Relations, Drinking, Weapons, Social Environment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Kansas; Nebraska