Author: Robert Smith Bader
Chronicles the history of Kansas from 1854 to 2000, discussing how specific people and events shaped the culture of the state.
Political Killings in Kansas Territory , 1854 – 1861 . ” Kansas History 18 ...
Collections of the Kansas State Historical Society 7 ( 1901 – 1902 ) : 47 – 83 .
BOOKS Adams , Henry . ... The Great Kansas Bond Scandal . Lawrence :
University Press ...
Author: H. Craig Miner
Publisher: University Press of Kansas
The second of four volumes comprising a biographical dictionary of state house speakers from 1911 to 1994, this book covers speakers from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Entries provide basic biographical and career information on more than 1,400 speakers. The book opens with an analytical introduction and includes useful statistical appendixes. The four volumes, covering state speakers in the West, Midwest, Northeast, and South, are designed to complement Charles R. Ritter's and Jon L. Wakelyn's book American Legislative Leaders, 1850-1910 (1989).
Bloss also chaired the special committee that investigated the charges resulting from the "great Kansas bond scandal" in 1933. He was unanimously named ...
Author: Nancy Weatherly Sharp
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
In 1895, a 27-year-old journalist named William Allen White returned to his home town of Emporia, Kansas, to edit a little down-at-the-heels newspaper he had just purchased for $3,000. "The new editor," he wrote in his first editorial, "hopes to live here until he is the old editor, until some of the visions which rise before him as he dreams shall have come true." White did become "the old editor," remaining with the Emporia Gazette until his death 50 years later. During his long tenure he gained nation-wide fame as an author, political leader, and social commentator. But more than anything else, he became the national embodiment of the small-town newspaperman and all the treasured virtues that small towns represented in the minds of Americans. Home Town News is both a fascinating biography and a compelling social history. As Sally Foreman Griffith shows, White's popular image--kindly yet crusading, fiercely independent yet deeply rooted in his community--doesn't do justice to the man's complexity. Shrewdly carving out a position of leadership in a faction-torn town, White carefully shaped his paper's vision of its community to promote local economic growth, Republican political control, and social harmony. With his emergence as a leader among Midwestern progressives, he carefully adapted the ideas and rhetoric of small-town boosterism to changing economic realities. The book uses White's career to help us understand the role of journalism--and the journalist--in turn-of-the-century American culture. Far from being a simple chronicler of daily events, the small-town newspaperman carried considerable weight in his community. He was a leading force in local business, a galvanizing influence in civic life, and a key political activist. As giant corporations came to dominate the national economy, the newspaperman played a pivotal yet ambivalent role in the resulting social transformation: he sought to preserve local autonomy even as his paper introduced his readers to mass-produced consumer goods. Home Town News also tells the story of Emporia, Kansas, during this period of social change. Its richly textured descriptions of small-town life take us beyond abstractions like "modernization," "progressivism," and "boosterism." As we observe the Emporia Street Fair of 1899, the heated controversy over the morality of a local doctor in 1902, and the elaborate campaign to build a Y.M.C.A. in 1914, we gain new insights into the processes that have shaped modern America.
82, and Robert Smith Bader, The Great Kansas Bond Scandal (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1982), p. 107. 52. EG, Jan. 29, 1900.
Author: Sally Foreman Griffith
Publisher: Oxford University Press
How American respectability has been built by maligning those who don't make the grade How did Americans come to think of themselves as respectable members of the middle class? Was it just by earning a decent living? Or did it require something more? And if it did, what can we learn that may still apply? The quest for middle-class respectability in nineteenth-century America is usually described as a process of inculcating positive values such as honesty, hard work, independence, and cultural refinement. But clergy, educators, and community leaders also defined respectability negatively, by maligning individuals and groups—“misfits”—who deviated from accepted norms. Robert Wuthnow argues that respectability is constructed by “othering” people who do not fit into easily recognizable, socially approved categories. He demonstrates this through an in-depth examination of a wide variety of individuals and groups that became objects of derision. We meet a disabled Civil War veteran who worked as a huckster on the edges of the frontier, the wife of a lunatic who raised her family while her husband was institutionalized, an immigrant religious community accused of sedition, and a wealthy scion charged with profiteering. Unlike respected Americans who marched confidently toward worldly and heavenly success, such misfits were usually ignored in paeans about the nation. But they played an important part in the cultural work that made America, and their story is essential for understanding the “othering” that remains so much a part of American culture and politics today.
... The Great Kansas Bond Scandal (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1982). 91. William L. White, What People Said (New York: Viking, 1938), 516.
Author: Robert Wuthnow
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Category: American fiction
The first volume in the series State Bibliographies, this book provides comprehensive coverage of secondary materials on Kansas history and also includes useful references to major archival and manuscript collections. Its broad and diverse scope ranges from standard political and economic studies to social and environmental histories, to local studies, to regional studies with special significance to the state. It includes informative annotations designed to aid the novice and the scholar, and is thoroughly indexed by author and subject.
Railroad Commission to Corporation Commission : A Study in Kansas
Administrative History . Lawrence ... Her 1922 University of Kansas master's
thesis , includes bibliography of relevant statutes . 1665. ... The Great Kansas
Bond Scandal .
Author: Homer Edward Socolofsky
Although he became a mildly successful author with the 1938 publication of What
People Said , a roman à clef about a Kansas bond scandal , it was the outbreak
of World War II that freed Bill from his father's shadow on the national stage .
Category: Great Plains
The Midwest has produced a robust literary heritage. Its authors have won half of the nation’s Nobel Prizes for Literature plus a significant number of Pulitzer Prizes. This volume explores the rich racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the region. It also contains entries on 35 pivotal Midwestern literary works, literary genres, literary, cultural, historical, and social movements, state and city literatures, literary journals and magazines, as well as entries on science fiction, film, comic strips, graphic novels, and environmental writing. Prepared by a team of scholars, this second volume of the Dictionary of Midwestern Literature is a comprehensive resource that demonstrates the Midwest’s continuing cultural vitality and the stature and distinctiveness of its literature.
... directly based on the Finney bond scandal that rocked Kansas. ... During the Great Depression she secured a berth at the Topeka Daily Capital and then ...
Author: Philip A. Greasley
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Category: Literary Collections
The great Kansas bond scandal . University education . In significant measure it
offers a general summary of the history Press of Kansas , 303 Carruth , Lawrence
, KS 66045 , 1982. 392p ill and development of an intellectual tradition .
Category: Academic libraries
12.95 THE GREAT KANSAS BOND SCANDAL Robert Smith Bader " Not quite
fifty years ago , the sky fell on Kansas . The revelation of the $ 1.25 million bond
scandal in the summer of 1933 shook Kansans ' smug faith in the political purity
The first Landon term was marred by the Finney bond scandal although attempts
made to link the governor with governmental fraud were unsuccessful and had
no basis in fact . The Finneys of Emporia , Warren and Ronald , father and son ...
Author: Robert W. Richmond
In 1933 , in the middle of the Great Depression , Mary says “ there were many
foreclosures and abstracts literally were sent ... Board of Education , 1954 , and
The Great Kansas Bond Scandal about which Robert Smith Bader wrote a book .
Author: Kansas Bar Association
Category: Bar associations
There are several references in What People Said , which is a book about the
great Kansas bond scandal , about how she made fun of Emporia women for
wearing machine - made lace instead of handmade lace , that kind of thing.27 I ...
The Special Commission on a Public Agenda for Kansas was created by the Kansas Legislature in 1985 and given the following tasks: 1. identify public issues critical to the future of Kansas; 2. Identify policy choices available to Kansas in responding to these issues; 3. Draw upon leadership and expertise within Kansas to analyze these public issues and policy choices; 4. Solicit views from the public at-large on these issues and policy choices; and 5. Report to the Kansas Legislature by July 1, 1986.
The 1933 special session of the Kansas legislature ironically had as its major
occupation the impeachment of the state auditor and the attorney general in the "
great Kansas bond scandal " ( that arose from the appalling lack of state ...
Author: Special Commission on a Public Agenda for Kansas
Category: Business & Economics
SECONDARY SOURCES Bader , Robert S . The Great Kansas Bond Scandal .
Lawrence : University Press of Kansas , 1982 . Well - documented , dramatically
written account of the Finney bank and bond scandal . Many references to the ...
Author: E. Jay Jernigan
Publisher: Boston : Twayne Publishers
Category: Literary Criticism
Lists state names, mottos, songs, symbols, nicknames, and capital cities, and includes information on geography, climate, history, population and culture
Author: Joseph Nathan Kane
Publisher: Hw Wilson Company
Socolofsky (history, Kansas State U.) provides a concise biographical sketch of each of 51 governors, comparative election and demographic data, and evaluations of their roles in Kansas history. Maps and tables depict and compare various aspects of the governors' lives, and 94 photographs supplement the text. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Kansas Historical Quarterly 33 ( 1967 ) : 443 – 69 . - . Populism and Politics :
William Alfred Peffer and the People ' s Party . Lexington : University Press of
Kentucky , 1974 . Bader , Robert Smith . The Great Kansas Bond Scandal .
Author: Homer Edward Socolofsky
Contains chapters on Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin, Missouri, North Dakota, Illinois, Indiana, South Dakota, Ohio, Nebraska, Kansas, and Iowa.
James Rawley analyzed Race and Politics : Bleeding Kansas and the Coming of
the Civil War ( New York , 1969 ) . Robert Smith Bader dealt carefully with two
controversial topics , The Great Kansas Bond Scandal ( Lawrence , 1982 ) and ...
Author: James H. Madison
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press
The tattered image of modern-day Kansas and how it got that way is the subject of this pioneering and wonderfully entertaining book. Robert Smith Bader traces the rise and fall of the state's reputation from the turn of the century--when it was a national leader in the two most prominent sociopolitical movements of the era, Progressivism and prohibition--through the Jazz Age--when Kansas came to epitomize strait-laced, fundamentalist values (H.L. Mencken proclaimed it the quintessential "cow state," chock-full of hayseeds, moralizers, and Methodists)--to today's consensus view of Kansas as drab and boring. The book concludes with a marvelous survey of recent popular culture and with a call for a reexamination of the state's historic strengths.
The Twentieth-century Image of Kansas Robert Smith Bader. Angoff , Charles ,
and H. L. ... The Truth about Kansas - A Scofflaw's Confession . ” McNaught's
Monthly 3 ( 1925 ) ... The Great Kansas Bond Scandal . Lawrence : University
Press of ...
Author: Robert Smith Bader