The Resource Chapel Hill, Missouri : lost visions of America's vanguard on the Western Frontier 1820 to 1865, Robert Anthony O'Bryan-Lawson

Chapel Hill, Missouri : lost visions of America's vanguard on the Western Frontier 1820 to 1865, Robert Anthony O'Bryan-Lawson

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Chapel Hill, Missouri : lost visions of America's vanguard on the Western Frontier 1820 to 1865
Title
Chapel Hill, Missouri
Title remainder
lost visions of America's vanguard on the Western Frontier 1820 to 1865
Statement of responsibility
Robert Anthony O'Bryan-Lawson
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Contributor
Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Despite its present circumstance as an extinct Missouri town in the geographic heart of the Midwest, Chapel Hill College was once the vanguard of the burgeoning American empire. In 1852, Chapel Hill College stood as a monument to the triumph of the small slaveholding society that migrated laterally across the Mississippi and settled in western Missouri. The school's success and inevitable failure is a microcosm of the history of migration into western Missouri that was aided and abetted by government, churches, and men perched atop the pinnacle of power. The history of the region around Chapel Hill has been eclipsed by the rise of Kansas City, Bleeding Kansas, and the Civil War. From the 1840s until the mid 1850s the towns southwest of present day Kansas City thrived along with the trade and travel connected to the Santa Fe and Texas trails. The communities around Chapel Hill, Pleasant Hill, and Lone Jack were flourishing until they were destroyed by the tumult of the Border War that merged into the general violence of the Civil War. Several small Missouri towns went up in smoke and along with them went their histories. Chapel Hill is exactly such a town. This thesis examines the factors that created the town and the college on the geographic edge of the American frontier. It argues that settlers to the area had historic and cultural roots that eased their migration. Technological innovations expedited their move west and shaped the way they thought of the future. The society that built the school was supported economically and militarily by government, underpinned by smallscale slavery, and girded by religion. It further argues that the wealth generated from the Santa Fe trade created a local economy that allowed the school to briefly thrive. The school and town were destroyed during the war and have virtually disappeared in the historic record. According to the scant historic record, the school closed amidst a drought and a downturn in the economy. This thesis examines evidence that suggests the swirling political storm over Bleeding Kansas was an additional cause for the closing of the school
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Cataloging source
UMK
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1962-
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O'Bryan-Lawson, Robert Anthony
Degree
M.A.
Dissertation note
(Department of History).
Dissertation year
2014.
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Kansas City,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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Burke, Diane Mutti
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  • Chapel Hill College (Mo.)
  • Chapel Hill (Mo.)
  • Frontier and pioneer life
Label
Chapel Hill, Missouri : lost visions of America's vanguard on the Western Frontier 1820 to 1865, Robert Anthony O'Bryan-Lawson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A thesis in History."
  • Advisor: Diane Mutti Burke
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-159))
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Abstract -- List of illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Dedication -- Introduction -- Charter generation -- Pearl on a string -- Recipe for war -- "This unhappy struggle" -- Conclusion -- Appendix -- Photograph permissions -- List of references
Control code
904963869
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (160 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)904963869
System details
  • The full text of the thesis is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Chapel Hill, Missouri : lost visions of America's vanguard on the Western Frontier 1820 to 1865, Robert Anthony O'Bryan-Lawson
Publication
Note
  • "A thesis in History."
  • Advisor: Diane Mutti Burke
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-159))
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Abstract -- List of illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Dedication -- Introduction -- Charter generation -- Pearl on a string -- Recipe for war -- "This unhappy struggle" -- Conclusion -- Appendix -- Photograph permissions -- List of references
Control code
904963869
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (160 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)904963869
System details
  • The full text of the thesis is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web

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