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"Radical Kansas" presentation by Scott G. McNall and James P. Divney

Call Number: RH MS P548


Typed presentation script and 160 slides, which were used to illustrate the narrative "Radical Kansas" by Scott G. McNall and James P. Divney, which was made possible through a Kansas Committee for the Humanities grant. Topics covered in the presentation include the beginnings of Euro-American settlement in Kansas Territory, farming, the 1874 grasshopper plague, railroads and their effect on trade, the rise of populism, William Jennings Bryan, Louis Pio, spiritualism and Prudence Crandall, the chautauqua movement, women's suffrage, prohibition and Carry Nation, C.B. Hoffmann, Appeal to Reason and Girard, workers and the International Workers of the World (IWW), World War I and loyalty concerns, and the Great Depression and the dust storms of the 1930s.


  • Creation: 1985?


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.25 Linear Feet (1 document case)

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Physical Location

RH MS P548

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Scott G. McNall from the University of Kansas Sociology Department, 1985.

Guide to the "Radical Kansas" Collection
"Radical Kansas" presentation by Scott G. McNall and James P. Divney
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"Radical Kansas" presentation by Scott G. McNall and James P. Divney, RH MS P548, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.

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Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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