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Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Samuel J. Sackett
Atchison stands in a corner of Kansas, where the Missouri River slices off the northeast edge of the state. Situated there, away from the main highways, and settled with a population under 15,000, Atchison today belies its importance in Kansas history. It once competed with Kansas City for industry and transportation; it provided some of the most important early governors and legislators, including both Kansans honored at Statuary Hall in Washington; it boasted a college before any state college or university began. And for thirty years it gave Kansas one of the most interesting and most famous of all small-town newspapers in the country, the Atchison Globe, written and published by E. W. Howe.
Copyright 1974 Gilmary Tallman
Tallman, Gilmary, "Religious Attitudes of E. W. Howe" (1974). Master's Theses. 1538.