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KC History: Small-Scale Slavery In Missouri

On Friday's Walt Bodine Show, co-host Monroe Dodd discusses the history of small-scale slavery in Missouri with Diane Mutti Burke.

Burke is an Associate Professor of History at UMKC, where she teaches course on the Civil War, Southern History and the history of early American women.

On the show today, we learn about her book On Slavery’s Border: Missouri’s Small-Slaveholding Households, 1815-1865.

The National Archives at Kansas City
will host Diane Mutti Burke on Wednesday, February 22 at 6:30 p.m. for a discussion of her book. Mutti Burke will be available to sign copies after the discussion.  A 6:00 p.m. reception will precede the event. For more information or to make a reservation for this free event call 816.268.8010.

Diana Mutti-Burke will be teaching a NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshopfor K-12 teachers this summer (June 24–29 or July 8–13). The deadline for local teachers to apply is March 1st. For more information contact Mary Ann Wynkoop by calling 816-235-1631 or e-mail NEHBorderWars@umkc.edu. More info here.

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