War to the knife : bleeding Kansas, 1854-1861

by Goodrich, Th.

Format: Print Book 1998
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Andrew Carnegie Free Library Civil War 973.711 GOODRI
Location  Andrew Carnegie Free Library
Collection  Civil War
Call Number  973.711 GOODRI
A powerful narrative of the border war between pro-slavery Missouri and free-state Kansas as prologue to the American Civil War.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "From the admirable Black Flag (1995), a history of guerrilla warfare in the western theater of the Civil War, Goodrich turns to the rehearsal for that warfare: the "Bleeding Kansas" struggle of 1854-61, when proslavery and free-soil militants slaughtered one another and innocent bystanders over whether Kansas should be a slave or a free state. During the fighting, both John Brown and William Quantrill began their careers, and the fighting also polarized supporters of both factions elsewhere in the country, accelerating the slide toward war. Goodrich is exemplarily impartial (unless one can call a distaste for bigoted thuggery a partiality), omits few of the gory details of his subject, and generally offers a more-than-adequate history of an episode whose horrifying body count is passed over too lightly too often. Perhaps the book is for dedicated (not to mention strong-stomached) Civil War students, but all of them, and collections catering to them, will find it invaluable. (Reviewed April 1, 1998)0811719219Roland Green"
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Additional Information
Subjects Kansas -- Politics and government -- 1854-1861.
Kansas -- History, Military.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Causes.
Publisher Mechanicsburg, PA :Stackpole Books,1998
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description v, 296 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-292) and index.
ISBN 0811719219
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