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Bleeding Kansas, bleeding Missouri : the long Civil War on the border

Earle, Jonathan Halperin. (Added Author). Burke, Diane Mutti. (Added Author).

Summary: "This multi-faceted study gives readers a more nuanced and comprehensive understanding of the violence that erupted--long before the first shot was fired at Fort Sumter--along the Missouri-Kansas border by blending the political and military with the social and intellectual history of the populace. The fifteen essays together explain why the divisiveness was so bitter and persisted so long, still influencing attitudes 150 years later"--

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Machine generated contents note: -- List of Illustrations -- Preface and Acknowledgments -- Introduction: "The Civil War on the Kansas-Missouri Border" / Jonathan Earle and Diane Mutti Burke -- "I Came Not to Bring Peace, but a Sword": The Christian War God and the War of All against All on the Kansas-Missouri Border / Michael Fellman -- Part I. Slavery and Politics of Law and Order along the Border -- Before the Border Wars: Slavery and the Settlement of the Western Frontier, 1825-1845 / Kristen K. Epps -- The Goose Question: The Proslavery Party in Territorial Kansas and the "Crisis in Law and Order" / Nicole Etcheson -- "Nigger-worshipping fanatics" and "villain[s] of the blackest dye": Racialized Manhoods and the Sectional Debates / Kristen Tegtmeier Oertel -- "The Noise of Democracy:" The Lecompton Constitution in Congress and Kansas / Pearl Ponce -- Part II: Making the Border Bleed -- The Illusion of Security: The Governments' Response to the Jayhawker Threat of Late 1860 / Tony R. Mullis -- 'If I Went West, I Think I Would Go To Kansas': Abraham Lincoln, the Sunflower State, and the Election of 1860 / Jonathan Earle -- "A Question of Power Not One of Law": Federal Occupation and the Politics of Loyalty in the Western Border Slave States during the American Civil War" / Christopher Phillips -- "Slavery Dies Hard": Enslaved Missourians' Struggle for Freedom / Diane Mutti Burke -- The Guerrilla Shirt: A Labor of Love and the Style of Rebellion in Civil War Missouri / Joseph M. Beilein Jr. -- Part III: The Border War Reconstructed and Remembered -- The Lexington Weekly Caucasian: White Supremacist Discourse in post-Civil War Western Missouri / Aaron Astor -- Black Suffrage Activism and the Limits of Loyalty in Reconstruction Missouri / John W. McKerley -- "A Little Different than in Alabama": Sectional Narratives and the Rhetoric of Racist Violence / Brent M.S. Campney -- The Quantrill Men Reunions: The Missouri-Kansas Border War, Fifty Years On / Jeremy Neely -- "William Quantrill Is My Homeboy," Or, The Border War Goes to College / Jennifer L. Weber -- List of Contributors -- Notes -- Index.
Subject: Slavery Political aspects Missouri History 19th century
Slavery Political aspects Kansas History 19th century
Borderlands Missouri History 19th century
Borderlands Kansas History 19th century
Missouri History Civil War, 1861-1865 Social aspects
Kansas History Civil War, 1861-1865 Social aspects
Kansas History 1854-1861

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  • ISBN: 0700619291 (paper)
  • ISBN: 9780700619290 (paper)
  • ISBN: 0700619283 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 9780700619283 (hardback)
  • Physical Description: xii, 346 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm.
  • Publisher: Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2013]

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