Civil War Kansas: Reaping the Whirlwind The Authorized Edition with a New Preface / Edition 1

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Overview

"The long agony" was over: Kansas, as of January 29, 1861, was a stateā€”it had "moved to America." In Leavenworth, Lawrence, Topeka, and other towns Kansans celebrated the "glorious news" of the coming of statehood in a "fury of excitement." Cannons boomed, cheering crowds gathered on the street corners, a judge and a militia general stood on their heads, and the saloons were scenes of inebriated revelry.

So begins Albert Castel's classic history of Kansas during the Civil War. Long recognized as a key study on the war in the trans-Mississippi West, Civil War Kansas describes the political, military, social, and economic events of the state's first four years. Castel contributes to a better understanding of the Civil War in this region through a realistic presentation and analysis of the Kansas-Missouri border conflict, the operations of the Missouri guerrillas under Quantrill, and the Union and Confederate military campaigns in Missouri, Arkansas, the Indian Territory, and Kansas itself.

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In this spirited history, Castel, a Wichita native, uncovers villains by the dozen but nary a hero.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780700608720
  • Publisher: University Press of Kansas
  • Publication date: 10/28/1997
  • Series: Modern War Studies Series
  • Edition description: AUTHORIZED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 266
  • Sales rank: 1,398,109
  • Product dimensions: 5.55 (w) x 8.51 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Authorized Edition

Acknowledgments

1. The New State

2. The Political Gallery

3. The Jayhawkers

4. The Triumph of Lane

5. King Lane and General Blunt

6. The Bushwhackers

7. Lawrence

8. Order No. 11

9. The Tribulations of General Blunt

10. Lane Embattled

11. The Great Raid

12. Wartime Kansas

13. The End of the War

Bibliography

Index

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