The Civil War in Kansas: Ten Years of Turmoil

The Civil War in Kansas: Ten Years of Turmoil

by Debra Goodrich Bisel

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ISBN-13: 9781609495633
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 04/22/2012
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 822,424
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author


A native Virginian, Deb has adopted Kansas as her home. She received her BA in history at Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas, and also studied at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming. Bleeding Kansas, the Civil War and the Plains Indian Wars are her areas of focus. She consults at the Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, on media training. History is Deb's first passion, and she has appeared in more than a dozen documentaries including, A&E's American Experience and productions for the History Channel, the Discovery Channel and PBS, and she has been a featured speaker on C-SPAN. Deb has been the guest on dozens of talk radio shows around the country, including Captain Dale Dye in Los Angeles and Jan Mickelson in Des Moines. Deb was the host of her own radio show, Topeka Talks, on KMAJ AM in Topeka. As a freelance journalist, she contributes regularly to TK Magazine and localgrass.com. She is active in many groups and is president of the Shawnee County Historical Society and co-president of the Civil War Roundtable of Eastern Kansas. She is married to musician Gary Bisel.

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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