The Civil War in Kansas: Ten Years of Turmoil

Overview

No other state's history is so entwined with the American Civil War as that of the Sunflower State. By the time the war officially began in 1861, Kansas and Missouri had already been fighting for six years. The passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act left the Kansas Territory wide open for white settlement, and the stage was set for a battle that would ignite the nation. From the hopes and dreams of settlers and the exploits of John Brown to the Lawrence and Pottawatomie Massacres and the many other battles and ...

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Overview

No other state's history is so entwined with the American Civil War as that of the Sunflower State. By the time the war officially began in 1861, Kansas and Missouri had already been fighting for six years. The passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act left the Kansas Territory wide open for white settlement, and the stage was set for a battle that would ignite the nation. From the hopes and dreams of settlers and the exploits of John Brown to the Lawrence and Pottawatomie Massacres and the many other battles and skirmishes, historian Debra Goodrich Bisel tells that tumultuous story.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609495633
  • Publisher: History Press, The
  • Publication date: 4/22/2012
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,374,282
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Richard B. Myers 9

Preface 13

Acknowledgements 15

Introduction: The Kansas Image 17

Chapter 1 A Peaceful Valley 23

Chapter 2 That "Damned Yankee Town" 30

Chapter 3 Propaganda and Privation 35

Chapter 4 Old Osawatomie 41

Chapter 5 Air Castles 45

Chapter 6 Government 49

Chapter 7 The Wakarusa War 55

Chapter 8 Same Song, Second Verse 59

Chapter 9 Black Jack 70

Chapter 10 Insurrection 78

Chapter 11 Another Enemy 84

Chapter 12 Peculiar Minds. 89

Chapter 13 Battle of the Spurs 96

Chapter 14 Treason 102

Chapter 15 The Thirty-fourth Star 112

Chapter 16 The Fox and the Lyon 119

Chapter 17 The War Chieftain 124

Chapter 18 The Problem with Slavery 126

Chapter 19 The Enigma 131

Chapter 20 City of Sorrow 137

Chapter 21 Order No. 11 146

Chapter 22 Mine Creek 151

Epilogue 159

Appendix 165

Notes 169

Bibliography 179

Index 187

About the Author 191

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