I intend to focus the class on Kansas City history with special attention placed upon race and neighborhoods. Students will fulfill their ASL requirements by taking oral histories from current and former residents of the neighborhood(s) bounded by 49th Street, 63rd, the Paseo, and Oak Street. I don’t yet have a full syllabus or a description, but I’ll use my blog as a placeholder for relevant links as I work on the course design.
- The 49/63 Neighborhood Coalition
- The Western Historical Manuscript Collection in Kansas City
- The Center for Studies in Oral Tradition at the University of Missouri-Columbia
- Race, Real Estate, and Uneven Development: The Kansas City Experience, 1900-2000 by Kevin Fox Gotham (SUNY Press, 2002)
- A City Divided: The Racial Landscape of Kansas City, 1900-1960, by Sherry Lamb Schirmer (U of Missouri Press, 2002)
- The Huntsman, by Whitney Terrell (Penguin, 2002)
- Kansas City Soil, by Joe Miller