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White Man’s Heaven reviewed in the Journal of American History by Randy Finley

White Man’s Heaven explores the racial dynamics in the Ozark Mountains, circa 1900. The author studies Arkansas and Missouri villages (focusing on Springfield, Missouri, the largest community in the region) and contends that the lynching and expulsion of blacks in … Continue reading

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White Man’s Heaven wins Governor’s Humanities Award for Distinguished Achievement in Literature (Non-Fiction)

 

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White Man’s Heaven reviewed in Journal of Southern History by John Williams Graves

The following review first appeared in the February 2012 issue of the Journal of Southern History. It appears here with the express permission of the Journal of Southern History. Just four days after the U.S. Supreme Court issued the Brown … Continue reading

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White Man’s Heaven reviewed by Jarod Roll in Arkansas Historical Quarterly

The following review first appeared in the Summer 2011 issue of the Arkansas Historical Quarterly (AHQ). It appears here with the express permission of the Arkansas Historical Quarterly. In this powerful and important book, Kimberly Harper tells the story of … Continue reading

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White Man’s Heaven Reviewed by Amy Louise Wood in the American Historical Review

The following review of White Man’s Heaven appeared in the June 2011 issue of the American Historical Review published by the University of Chicago Press. This review appears in its entirety with the express permission of the American Historical Review … Continue reading

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WMH and Author Featured in Columbia Tribune Ovation Section

On Sunday, January 9, White Man’s Heaven and Kimberly Harper were featured in the Columbia Tribune‘s Ovation section.  Journalist Lynn Israel, describes WMH as “powerful” and describes the work as, “Rich in research and stories, Harper gleaned details and first-person … Continue reading

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WMH Featured On University of Arkansas History Website

The University of Arkansas’ History Department website recently heralded the publication of White Man’s Heaven. Here is the text of the announcement: “Kimberly Harper (MA 2007) began her work on racial violence and ethnic cleansing in the Ozarks in a … Continue reading

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White Man’s Heaven

A new book this fall will offer the first comprehensive examination of five interconnected episodes of racial violence in the Ozarks.  Here are the details: “Drawing on court records, newspaper accounts, penitentiary records, letters, and diaries, “White Man’s Heaven” is … Continue reading

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