Tracking Success of African American Landowners in Wabaunsee County, Kansas, Circa 1900: A Case Study of African American Farmers at the Turn of the Century

Title

Tracking Success of African American Landowners in Wabaunsee County, Kansas, Circa 1900: A Case Study of African American Farmers at the Turn of the Century

Subject

African American history
Exodusters
Agricultural history
Wabaunsee County, Kansas

Description

This paper explores the history of the Kansas Fever Exodus of 1879 and profiles four African American farmers in Wabaunsee County: Franklin Glass, Daniel Swagerty, W. B. Officer, and George Rodman. Contrary to the common historical narrative, many Exodusters enjoyed prosperity and success as farmers.

Creator

Michael Spachek

Publisher

Chapman Center for Rural Studies

Date

Spring 2015

Contributor

Kansas State University

Rights

Chapman Center for Rural Studies

Format

PDF

Files

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Michael Spachek-Tracking Success of African American Landowners.pdf

Citation

Michael Spachek, “Tracking Success of African American Landowners in Wabaunsee County, Kansas, Circa 1900: A Case Study of African American Farmers at the Turn of the Century,” Kansas History and Life, accessed March 28, 2017, http://othercollections.omeka.net/items/show/37.

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