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Borderland Families--Always on the Edge: Journey of the Lykins, Peery and Heiskell Families along the Missouri and Kansas Border|
Borderland Families--Always on the Edge: Journey of the Lykins, Peery and Heiskell Families along the Missouri and Kansas Border by Rose Ann Findlen. One of the more distinguishing features of Borderland Families Always on the Edge is that it is in the genre of cluster family histories/genealogies. At the national level, many family historians are promoting the idea of using the "cluster" approach because it gives a richer, more nuanced, view of how our ancestors lived, what motivated them and how they were both shapers of and shaped by the events of their day. It takes family history readers and writers beyond the "tree-climbing" mode and into more interpretation and analysis. The book features a large number of photographs, family writing, and documents of the time.
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Kansas City Chronicles: An Up-to-Date History|
Kansas City Chronicles: An Up-to-Date History by David W. Jackson (Charlotte, SC: The History Press, 2010). Encounter the history pulsing through the Heart of America. From guerrilla warfare and martial law to the elegant dresses of the Harzfeld's Parisian Cloak Company, discover how everything became up-to-date in Kansas City (including the famous phrase "up-to-date" itself). All proceeds benefit your nonprofit Jackson County Historical Society!
LOCK DOWN: Outlaws, Lawmen & Frontier Justice in Jackson County, Missouri|
LOCK DOWN: Outlaws, Lawmen & Frontier Justice in Jackson County, Missouri. This 125-page comprehensive history engages readers with documented facts, figures and images relating to Jackson County's 19th century jails and the outlaws and lawmen (AND women) associated with them. Yes, Quantrill, Frank and Jesse James, and MANY other figures are represented from 1826-1933. Several appendices include: A roster of ALL Jackson County Sheriffs AND Jackson County Marshals (and many deputies) from 1826-1933; A rap sheet of all known "legal" hangings in Jackson County for the same time period; A list of all U.S. Marshals; a special discussion about the Provost Marshals of the Civil War-era; a "Rogues' Gallery" of MUG SHOTS taken at the 1859 Jail in the late 1890s; and, maps showing the evolution of the 1859 Jackson County Jail site.
Jackson County (Mo.) Historical Society
P. O. Box 4241
Independence, MO 64051-4241