Bloody Dawn: The Story of the Lawrence Massacre

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For many, the Civil War was a struggle between North and South; however for the residents of Lawrence, Kansas, the Civil War was a struggle of East and West. In 1856, when John Brown killed five proslavery supporters in Kansas, the Kansas-Missouri border became a center of turmoil. Jayhawkers crossed into Missouri to wreak havoc, only to be countered by raids into Kansas. Not until William Quantrill staged his raid of August 21, 1863 on the sleeping town of Lawrence had the raids reached such a fevered pitch. Slaughtering townspeople and burning buildings, Quantrill left behind a near-barren wasteland. Goodrich relates this story of Quantrill and his raid in a dramatic and spellbinding manner. For the residents of Kansas and Missouri, these border wars were their own private hell; there was no gallantry or honor for these participants. Recommended for most libraries. History Book Club alternate.-- Barbara Zaborowski, Cambria Cty. Lib., Johnstown, Pa.
On August 21, 1863, William Quantrill led 400 Confederate irregulars in an attack on the prosperous frontier town of Lawrence, Kansas, killing more than 150 townsmen and burning most of the settlement to the ground. Goodrich considers why this remote settlement was singled out, and also describes the retribution that soon followed, which in many ways surpassed the significance of the massacre itself. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780873384766
  • Publisher: Kent State University Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/1992
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 975,652
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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  • Posted February 15, 2013

    One heck of a book!

    I had to read an extra text for an Honors class I am taking this semester. I picked this book because I have ancestors who rode with Quantrill. Reading this book helped satisfy the requirements of my assignment and to get a better idea of attitudes and occurrences that up to the unnecessary Lawrence tragedy. Goodrich implements numerous citations from both sides of the conflict, giving a very "balanced" means by which to quantify the information given. Anyone who is remotely interested in United States history will regard this book as a gold brick in their treasure chest of historical resources.

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  • Posted December 2, 2008

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    A terrible day

    This was well told. Tells the history of the conflicts between Missouri and Kansas during the 1860's. So much was documented here to describe the individuals and how they reacted in this gripping play by play account of the terrible day's massacre in Lawrence Kansas.

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