Wide-Open Town: Kansas City in the Pendergast Era


Edited by Diane Mutti Burke, Jason Roe, and John Herron.

Wide-Open Town captures the defining moments of a society rocked by World War I, the mass migration of people of color into cities, the entrance of women into the labor force and politics, Prohibition, economic collapse, and a revolution in social mores. Revealing how these changes influenced Kansas City—and how the city responded—this volume helps us understand nothing less than how citizens of the age adapted to the rise of modern America.

384 pages.

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