Civil War Kansas

Civil War Kansas

Reaping the Whirlwind

Book - 1997
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"The long agony" was over: Kansas, as of January 29, 1861, was a state--it had "moved to America." In Leavenworth, Lawrence, Topeka, and other towns Kansans celebrated the "glorious news" of the coming of statehood in a "fury of excitement." Cannons boomed, cheering crowds gathered on the street corners, a judge and a militia general stood on their heads, and the saloons were scenes of inebriated revelry.

So begins Albert Castel's classic history of Kansas during the Civil War. Long recognized as a key study on the war in the trans-Mississippi West, Civil War Kansas describes the political, military, social, and economic events of the state's first four years. Castel contributes to a better understanding of the Civil War in this region through a realistic presentation and analysis of the Kansas-Missouri border conflict, the operations of the Missouri guerrillas under Quantrill, and the Union and Confederate military campaigns in Missouri, Arkansas, the Indian Territory, and Kansas itself.
Publisher: Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, c1997.
Edition: Authorized edition
ISBN: 9780700608720
0700608729
Branch Call Number: KC 978.103 CASTEL A 1997
Characteristics: xiv, 251 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 22 cm.

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