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By Harriet C. Frazier

In 1933, Genevieve Yost, Kansas kingdom old Society cataloger, released a “History of Lynching in Kansas.” the current publication is a improvement of that paintings, researched with the good thing about smooth know-how. the writer locates fifty eight lynchings Yost neglected and gets rid of 19 from her record that for varied purposes aren't lynchings in Kansas.
Yost it seems that catalogued her 123 entries, a few containing as much as six names, in keeping with her newspaper resources’ headlines, now not the particular tales at the lynchings. Her catalog locations a few occasions in counties that didn't exist on the time of the lynching. during this e-book, blunders in her information are corrected: misspelled names, unsuitable locations and dates, and the variety of sufferers consistent with incident.
In contract with Yost, the writer reveals that almost all of the sufferers have been white males who have been horse thieves, their deaths occurring within the jap tier of counties bordering Missouri, a space then and now the place such a lot Kansans lived. The final lynching in Kansas came about in 1932 within the severe northwest of the kingdom, and an interview of an eyewitness is included.

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