The Civil War in Kansas: Ten Years of Turmoil

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The History Press, 2012 - History - 189 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

Foreword by Richard B Myers
9
Preface
13
Acknowledgements
15
Introduction The Kansas Image
17
ChaPter
22
A Peaceful Valley
23
That Damned Yankee Town
30
Langsdorf and Richard Letters of Daniel R Anthony 286
32
Battle of the Spurs
96
Treason
102
The Thirtyfourth Star
112
Prentis History of Kansas
113
The Fox and the Lyon
119
The War Chieftain
124
The Problem with Slavery
126
The Enigma
131

Propaganda and Privation
35
Old Osawatomie
41
Air Castles
45
Government
49
The Wakarusa War
55
Same Song Second Verse
59
BlackJack
70
Insurrection
78
Another Enemy
84
Langsdorf and Richard Letters of Daniel R Anthony 28485
85
Peculiar Minds
89
City of Sorrow
137
Order No 11 Chapter 22 Mine Creek 146
146
Epilogue
159
Appendix
165
Notes
169
Bibliography
179
Giles Thirty Years in Topeka 139
181
Rutherford Arabia Incident 3947
184
Index
187
About the Author
191
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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.