Stark Mad Abolitionists: Lawrence, Kansas, and the Battle over Slavery in the Civil War Era

Stark Mad Abolitionists: Lawrence, Kansas, and the Battle over Slavery in the Civil War Era


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510716490
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date: 08/01/2017
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 330,346
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Robert K. Sutton, former Chief Historian of the National Park Service, devoted his career to sharing stories with the public at America’s most iconic historic parks. He has written, contributed to, and edited over thirty books and articles on American history. Sutton lives with his wife Harriet Davidson in Bethesda, Maryland.

Robert Joseph “Bob” Dole (born July 22, 1923 in Russell, Kansas) is an attorney and politician who served as a US senator from Kansas from 1969 to 1996. He was senate majority leader from 1985 to 1996 and the Republican nominee for president in 1996. Dole is married to former cabinet member and US senator Elizabeth Hanford Dole of North Carolina.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Preface xii

Acknowledgments xv

Introduction xviii

Part I The Awakening

Chapter 1 We Waked Up Stark Mad Abolitionists 3

Chapter 2 Nothing but a Beautiful Green Carpet 17

Chapter 3 I Shall Build a Cabin for Myself Forthwith 32

Chapter 4 You Might as Well Read Bibles to Buffaloes 43

Part II The Conflict

Chapter 5 The Almost Bloodless Wakarusa War 63

Chapter 6 The Fabian Policy is the True One 70

Chapter 7 It Was the Grossest Outrage Ever Perpetuated 81

Chapter 8 The Latest Edition of the Herald of Freedom 89

Chapter 9 Will Buchanan See That Justice is Done? 100

Chapter 10 Glorious Intelligence! Kansas in the Union! 112

Part III The War

Chapter 11 My Life Belongs to My Country, But My Heart Belongs to You 129

Chapter 12 Don't Turn Your Back on This Bird 142

Chapter 13 We Could Stand No More 156

Chapter 14 Lawrence or Hell 176

Chapter 15 Oh God, the Heathen Are Come into Thine Inheritance 192

Epilogue: From Ashes to Immortality 209

Appendix: What Happened to the Players in This Story? 223

Notes 236

Bibliography 260

Index 269

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