The Civil War in Kansas: Ten Years of Turmoil

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The Civil War in Kansas: Ten Years of Turmoil

Format:  Paperback,

677 pages

Publisher: Univ of Nebraska Pr

Publish Date: Apr 2012

ISBN-13: 9780803220393

ISBN-10: 0803220391

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In the 1850s, the eyes of the world were on Kansas. The Civil War in Kansas will be an overview of the years 1854 -- 1865, since the war began in Kansas nearly seven years before it spread to the rest of the nation. From the repeal of the Missouri Compromise to its entry in the Union, Kansas played a small role in the war as a whole, but its effects on the state were nonetheless important. With regards to the Kansas citizens who played a part, it would be an understatement to call them "colorful." From John Brown to Jim Lane, Kansans made headlines throughout the nation and the world. Bisel presents the history of Kansas during the Civil War years in an accessible way that will satisfy history buffs as well as enlighten novices.


Publisher: Univ of Nebraska Pr
Publish Date: Apr 2012
ISBN-13: 9780803220393
ISBN-10: 0803220391
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 677
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.7
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.5 x 9.25 x 0.75

Chapter outline

Forewordp. 9
Prefacep. 13
Acknowledgementsp. 15
Introduction: The Kansas Imagep. 17
A Peaceful Valleyp. 23
That "Damned Yankee Townp. 30
Propaganda and Privationp. 35
Old Osawatomiep. 41
Air Castlesp. 45
Governmentp. 49
The Wakarusa Warp. 55
Same Song, Second Versep. 59
Black Jackp. 70
Insurrectionp. 78
Another Enemyp. 84
Peculiar Minds.p. 89
Battle of the Spursp. 96
Treasonp. 102
The Thirty-fourth Starp. 112
The Fox and the Lyonp. 119
The War Chieftainp. 124
The Problem with Slaveryp. 126
The Enigmap. 131
City of Sorrowp. 137
Order No. 11p. 146
Mine Creekp. 151
Epiloguep. 159
Appendixp. 165
Notesp. 169
Bibliographyp. 179
Indexp. 187
About the Authorp. 191

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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. Book jacket.

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