Bleeding Kansas and the American Civil War

Bleeding Kansas and the American Civil War

This book includes events that led up to the American Civil War. Kansas is where it all began. The book starts out with the U.S. Presidential Elections of 1852 and the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act in 1854, which allowed settlers, not Congress, to determine by popular vote, if they wanted to be admitted into the United States as a Free State or a Slave State. Streams of emigrants began to settle from Midwestern States, Northern States, and Southern States to make land claims in the Kansas Territory. It became a battleground. Politics, violent murders, rivalry governments, and election fraud in Kansas Territory, all played an important role leading up to the American Civil War. Abolitionist John Brown, his militants, and his sons, played a role in the violent murders in the Kansas Territory. Details of John Brown's raid into neighboring State of Missouri are also included, where he freed 11 slaves, murdered a slave owner, and stole several ox, wagons, supplies, and valuables. He was condemned by both Free-State and Pro-Slavery newspapers across the country, as well as the President of the United States and the Governor of Missouri, who both offered a combined reward of $3,250 for the capture of John Brown. He was a wanted man on the run. John Brown's unsuccessful raid on Harpers Ferry, Virginia, including Robert E. Lee and J.E.B. Stuart's involvement, and John Brown's subsequent hanging, are noted in the book. All major battles during the Civil War in Kansas are mentioned in the book, with troops strength details, casualty details, and colored battlefield maps showing the positions of the troops, including Maj Gen Sterling Price's retreat southwards with 500 supply trains, and Quantrill's Lawrence Massacre, where over 200 men and boys in town were killed, and where the town was pillaged and burned. This massacre became the bloodiest atrocity in the American Civil War. The book summarizes the places to stay and places to visit in Kansas by County, including battlefields, historical sites, museums, and cemeteries.


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Pages 282 pages
Bleeding Kansas and the American Civil War
Language: en
Pages: 282
Authors: Donald C. Reimer
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-01-09 - Publisher:

This book includes events that led up to the American Civil War. Kansas is where it all began. The book starts out with the U.S. Presidential Elections of 1852
The Kansas-Nebraska Act and
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: Debra McArthur
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: Enslow Pub Incorporated

Describes the violent period of Kansas Territory history, prior to statehood and the Civil War, when abolitionists and pro-slavery factions openly murdered in d
Bleeding Kansas
Language: en
Pages: 370
Authors: Nicole Etcheson
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher:

Examines the social milieu of the settlers and traces the complex interactions among groups inside and outside the territory, creating a comprehensive political
The Causes of the American Civil War
Language: en
Pages: 13
Authors: Doreen Bärwolf
Categories: Foreign Language Study
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-09-09 - Publisher: GRIN Verlag

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Bleeding Kansas
Language: en
Pages: 216
Authors: Michael E. Woods
Categories: HISTORY
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017 - Publisher: Routledge

Between 1854 and 1861, the struggle between pro-and anti-slavery factions over Kansas Territory captivated Americans nationwide and contributed directly to the
Bleeding Borders
Language: en
Pages: 0
Authors: Kristen Tegtmeier Oertel
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-04-08 - Publisher: LSU Press

In Bleeding Borders, Kristen Tegtmeier Oertel offers a fresh, multifaceted interpretation of the quintessential sectional conflict in pre–Civil War Kansas. In
Race and Politics
Language: en
Pages: 328
Authors: James A. Rawley
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1979-01-01 - Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

Race and Politics offers an analysis of the controversies that followed the repeal of the Missouri Compromise. The question of whether the still unsettled Kansa
Civil War on the Western Border, 1854-1865
Language: en
Pages: 468
Authors: Jay Monaghan
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1955-01-01 - Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

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Kansas’s War
Language: en
Pages: 296
Authors: Pearl T. Ponce
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-01-28 - Publisher: Ohio University Press

When the Civil War broke out in April 1861, Kansas was in a unique position. Although it had been a state for mere weeks, its residents were already intimately
America on the Eve of the Civil War
Language: en
Pages: 129
Authors: Edward L. Ayers
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010 - Publisher: University of Virginia Press

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