1/8/13

Kansas County Seat Conflicts




Well, it's finally here! Kansas County Seat Conflicts is now in print!

Here's what the book is about:


Since the establishment of Kansas Territory in 1855 well into the Twentieth Century, communities have fought over the privilege of being named the county seat. Over 60 of the state’s 105 counties have seen some attempt, successful or not, to move the county seat from first designated site.

Some have been brief, like the two-month effort in Reno County. Some have been long, like the eight-decade struggle over the seat of Logan County. And some have become notorious for their violence, like the battle between Woodsdale and Hugoton in Stevens County.

Kansas County Seat Conflicts recounts all the fights that author Robert Collins was able to document and research. There are fascinating period newspaper accounts, as well as analysis on the causes of these fights. Collins also considers what lessons can be drawn from these many and varied conflicts. This book also contains maps of the counties mentioned.



The book is only available as a print book. Trying to make the maps come out right in an ebook was going to be too much of an effort for not much reward.

Here's the link to it at Amazon.

I plan to give book talks and do other events to promote this book through this year and probably into next year. Once I've done the last event for KCSC, I believe that will be it for me as far as nonfiction goes. I've run out of projects that I feel passionate about.

More of my works will be going up this month, so stay tuned!

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