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October 28, 2022

Autumn issue of Kansas History now available

Submitted by September Gering

Green cover of Autumn 2022 issue, with a painting of Stormont Vail Hospital centered.

Love Kansas? Desire to delve further into her vast, rich history? Check out the new Autumn 2022 issue of Kansas History, out now. This issue of peer-reviewed articles includes an examination of Emporia's economic turmoil in 1935, a personal recollection of the 1952 polio epidemic, and an analysis of how redlining shaped Johnson County.

"When Emporia's Unemployed Went on Strike: The 1935 Strike of Government Relief Workers" by James Ducker uses Emporia as a historical case study of the rise, success, effect and fall of the unemployment movement during the Great Depression.

"2022: A Polio Anniversary Year in Kansas" is Ernst F. Tonsing's memoir, edited and introduced by Melanie Highsmith, about his experiences contracting, living with and being cured of polio.

"Redlining, White Flight, and the Making of Suburban Johnson County, Kansas" by Andrew Gustafson and Mary McMurray explores how urban planning, mortgages allotments and government programs restricted the ability of African Americans to buy and build homes in the early and mid-20th centuries.

The issue also includes book reviews of scholarship on Kansas and/or the West, and short book notes —  abstracts — of other relevant titles. To learn more about the journal or to subscribe, please visit the website. Subscriptions can be purchased by clicking on the seal in the right sidebar.

Kansas History, headquartered in Calvin Hall, is a peer-reviewed, quarterly journal that publishes scholarly articles, edited documents and other materials that contribute to an understanding of the history and cultural heritage of Kansas and the Central Plains.