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Bleeding Kansas, bleeding Missouri : the long Civil War on the border / edited by Jonathan Earle and Diane Mutti Burke.

Contributor(s): Earle, Jonathan Halperin [editor.] | Burke, Diane Mutti [editor.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2013]Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780700620289; 0700620281.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Bleeding Kansas, bleeding Missouri.DDC classification: 978.1/03 Other classification: HIS036050 | HIS036090 | HIS036040 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: -- List of Illustrations -- Preface and Acknowledgments -- Introduction: "The Civil War on the Kansas-Missouri Border" / Jonathan Earle and Diane Mutti Burke -- "I Came Not to Bring Peace, but a Sword": The Christian War God and the War of All against All on the Kansas-Missouri Border / Michael Fellman -- Part I. Slavery and Politics of Law and Order along the Border -- Before the Border Wars: Slavery and the Settlement of the Western Frontier, 1825-1845 / Kristen K. Epps -- The Goose Question: The Proslavery Party in Territorial Kansas and the "Crisis in Law and Order" / Nicole Etcheson -- "Nigger-worshipping fanatics" and "villain[s] of the blackest dye": Racialized Manhoods and the Sectional Debates / Kristen Tegtmeier Oertel -- "The Noise of Democracy:" The Lecompton Constitution in Congress and Kansas / Pearl Ponce -- Part II: Making the Border Bleed -- The Illusion of Security: The Governments' Response to the Jayhawker Threat of Late 1860 / Tony R. Mullis -- 'If I Went West, I Think I Would Go To Kansas': Abraham Lincoln, the Sunflower State, and the Election of 1860 / Jonathan Earle -- "A Question of Power Not One of Law": Federal Occupation and the Politics of Loyalty in the Western Border Slave States during the American Civil War" / Christopher Phillips -- "Slavery Dies Hard": Enslaved Missourians' Struggle for Freedom / Diane Mutti Burke -- The Guerrilla Shirt: A Labor of Love and the Style of Rebellion in Civil War Missouri / Joseph M. Beilein Jr. -- Part III: The Border War Reconstructed and Remembered -- The Lexington Weekly Caucasian: White Supremacist Discourse in post-Civil War Western Missouri / Aaron Astor -- Black Suffrage Activism and the Limits of Loyalty in Reconstruction Missouri / John W. McKerley -- "A Little Different than in Alabama": Sectional Narratives and the Rhetoric of Racist Violence / Brent M.S. Campney -- The Quantrill Men Reunions: The Missouri-Kansas Border War, Fifty Years On / Jeremy Neely -- "William Quantrill Is My Homeboy," Or, The Border War Goes to College / Jennifer L. Weber -- List of Contributors -- Notes -- Index.
Summary: "This multi-faceted study gives readers a more nuanced and comprehensive understanding of the violence that erupted--long before the first shot was fired at Fort Sumter--along the Missouri-Kansas border by blending the political and military with the social and intellectual history of the populace. The fifteen essays together explain why the divisiveness was so bitter and persisted so long, still influencing attitudes 150 years later"-- Provided by publisher.Summary: "Long before the first shot of the Civil War was fired at Fort Sumter, violence had already erupted along the Missouri-Kansas border--a recurring cycle of robbery, arson, torture, murder, and revenge. This multifaceted study brings together fifteen scholars to expand our understanding of this vitally important region, the violence that besieged it, and its overall impact on the Civil War. Bleeding Kansas, Bleeding Missouri blends political, military, social, and intellectual history to explain why the region's divisiveness was so bitter and persisted for so long. Providing a more nuanced understanding of the conflict, it defines both what united and divided the men and women who lived there and how various political disagreements ultimately disintegrated into violence. By focusing on contested definitions of liberty, citizenship, and freedom, it also explores how civil societies break down and how they are reconstructed when the conflict ends. The contributors examine this key chapter in American history in all of its complexity. Essays on "Slavery and Politics of Law and Order along the Border" examine how the border region was transformed by the conflict over the status of slavery in Kansas Territory and how the emerging conflict on the Kansas-Missouri border took on a larger national significance. Other essays focus on the transition to total warfare and examine the wartime experiences of the diverse people who populated the region in "Making the Border Bleed." Final articles on "The Border Reconstructed and Remembered" explore the ways in which border residents rebuilt their society after the war and how they remembered it decades later. As this penetrating collection shows, only when Missourians and Kansans embraced a common vision for America--one based on shared agricultural practices, ideas about economic development, and racial equality--could citizens on both sides of the border reconcile"-- Provided by publisher.
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Machine generated contents note: -- List of Illustrations -- Preface and Acknowledgments -- Introduction: "The Civil War on the Kansas-Missouri Border" / Jonathan Earle and Diane Mutti Burke -- "I Came Not to Bring Peace, but a Sword": The Christian War God and the War of All against All on the Kansas-Missouri Border / Michael Fellman -- Part I. Slavery and Politics of Law and Order along the Border -- Before the Border Wars: Slavery and the Settlement of the Western Frontier, 1825-1845 / Kristen K. Epps -- The Goose Question: The Proslavery Party in Territorial Kansas and the "Crisis in Law and Order" / Nicole Etcheson -- "Nigger-worshipping fanatics" and "villain[s] of the blackest dye": Racialized Manhoods and the Sectional Debates / Kristen Tegtmeier Oertel -- "The Noise of Democracy:" The Lecompton Constitution in Congress and Kansas / Pearl Ponce -- Part II: Making the Border Bleed -- The Illusion of Security: The Governments' Response to the Jayhawker Threat of Late 1860 / Tony R. Mullis -- 'If I Went West, I Think I Would Go To Kansas': Abraham Lincoln, the Sunflower State, and the Election of 1860 / Jonathan Earle -- "A Question of Power Not One of Law": Federal Occupation and the Politics of Loyalty in the Western Border Slave States during the American Civil War" / Christopher Phillips -- "Slavery Dies Hard": Enslaved Missourians' Struggle for Freedom / Diane Mutti Burke -- The Guerrilla Shirt: A Labor of Love and the Style of Rebellion in Civil War Missouri / Joseph M. Beilein Jr. -- Part III: The Border War Reconstructed and Remembered -- The Lexington Weekly Caucasian: White Supremacist Discourse in post-Civil War Western Missouri / Aaron Astor -- Black Suffrage Activism and the Limits of Loyalty in Reconstruction Missouri / John W. McKerley -- "A Little Different than in Alabama": Sectional Narratives and the Rhetoric of Racist Violence / Brent M.S. Campney -- The Quantrill Men Reunions: The Missouri-Kansas Border War, Fifty Years On / Jeremy Neely -- "William Quantrill Is My Homeboy," Or, The Border War Goes to College / Jennifer L. Weber -- List of Contributors -- Notes -- Index.

"This multi-faceted study gives readers a more nuanced and comprehensive understanding of the violence that erupted--long before the first shot was fired at Fort Sumter--along the Missouri-Kansas border by blending the political and military with the social and intellectual history of the populace. The fifteen essays together explain why the divisiveness was so bitter and persisted so long, still influencing attitudes 150 years later"-- Provided by publisher.

"Long before the first shot of the Civil War was fired at Fort Sumter, violence had already erupted along the Missouri-Kansas border--a recurring cycle of robbery, arson, torture, murder, and revenge. This multifaceted study brings together fifteen scholars to expand our understanding of this vitally important region, the violence that besieged it, and its overall impact on the Civil War. Bleeding Kansas, Bleeding Missouri blends political, military, social, and intellectual history to explain why the region's divisiveness was so bitter and persisted for so long. Providing a more nuanced understanding of the conflict, it defines both what united and divided the men and women who lived there and how various political disagreements ultimately disintegrated into violence. By focusing on contested definitions of liberty, citizenship, and freedom, it also explores how civil societies break down and how they are reconstructed when the conflict ends. The contributors examine this key chapter in American history in all of its complexity. Essays on "Slavery and Politics of Law and Order along the Border" examine how the border region was transformed by the conflict over the status of slavery in Kansas Territory and how the emerging conflict on the Kansas-Missouri border took on a larger national significance. Other essays focus on the transition to total warfare and examine the wartime experiences of the diverse people who populated the region in "Making the Border Bleed." Final articles on "The Border Reconstructed and Remembered" explore the ways in which border residents rebuilt their society after the war and how they remembered it decades later. As this penetrating collection shows, only when Missourians and Kansans embraced a common vision for America--one based on shared agricultural practices, ideas about economic development, and racial equality--could citizens on both sides of the border reconcile"-- Provided by publisher.

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This important and interesting collection of essays covers the Kansas-Missouri borderland's "long Civil War"--defined as roughly the 1850s through the end of the 19th century (though the final essay, on the legacy of the "border war" in collegiate sports rivalries, carries the story to the present). The authors present original, stimulating chapters on a range of topics: the origins of slavery in Kansas; viewing "Bleeding Kansas" through lenses of "law and order" rhetoric or through the prism of gender; the region's political cultures; and the development of a gruesome war of "each against all." The volume's third section, "The Border War Reconstructed and Remembered," is especially engaging; its essays examine the legacies of violence and emancipation to challenge the Ken Burnsesque narrative of rapid reconciliation and the return of intersectional harmony. Not only the war years, but also those afterward, were complicated, ambiguous, and violent in the Kansas-Missouri borderland. These essays offer scholars a model for examining the postwar decades in a larger national context. The contributions are uniformly excellent, and their importance transcends the region. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-level undergraduates and above. K. M. Gannon Grand View University

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