Bleeding Kansas: Contested Liberty in the Civil War Era / Edition 1

Bleeding Kansas: Contested Liberty in the Civil War Era / Edition 1

by Nicole Etcheson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0700614923

ISBN-13: 9780700614929

Pub. Date: 09/28/2006

Publisher: University Press of Kansas

This comprehensive political, military, social, and intellectual history of America's tumultuous mid-nineteenth century offers a new interpretation of how the struggle of Kansas politicians and settlers over the meaning of liberty for whites eventually led to a broadening definition of liberty that included the rights of blacks.  See more details below

Overview

This comprehensive political, military, social, and intellectual history of America's tumultuous mid-nineteenth century offers a new interpretation of how the struggle of Kansas politicians and settlers over the meaning of liberty for whites eventually led to a broadening definition of liberty that included the rights of blacks.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700614929
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Publication date:
09/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
555,011
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Preface

Introduction: Slaves Ourselves

1. The Triumph of Squatter Sovereignty: The Kansas-Nebraska Act

2. Freedom in the Scale: The Migration to Kansas Territory

3. All Right on the Hump: The Territorial Legislature

4. We Are But Slaves: The Free-State Movement

5. The War Commences in Earnest: Bleeding Kansas

6. We Fight to Free White Men: The Guerrilla War of 1856

7. Imposing a Constitution against Their Will: The Lecompton Constitution

8. The Language of a Freeman: The English Compromise

9. A Fruit of the Kansas Tree: The Harpers Ferry Raid

10. I Am Here for Revenge: The National Civil War

Conclusion: The Sacredness of Her Soil in the Cause for Freedom

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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