Civil War in Kansas

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Pelican Publishing, 2004 - History - 152 pages
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Fighting between pro- and antislavery factions began in the Kansas territory even before the official start of the Civil War in 1861. With conflict beginning upon the territory's bid for statehood and continuing until the end of the Civil War, "Bleeding Kansas" was the battleground for local militias and guerrilla fighters. Kansas historian Roy Bird explores the history of Kansas in the Civil War and describes the war's effects on the state and its residents. Civil War in Kansas also examines the roles played by William Clarke Quantrill, Jim Lane, "Red Leg" Charles Jennison, and Gen. James Blunt.

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Roy Bird began his writing career during his senior year in college and has continued for three decades. He writes about the Civil War, the American West, and his beloved native Kansas. He is the author of Civil War in Kansas, another popular title in this series published by Pelican. Civil War and the Indian Wars is his fifteenth published book.