New PDF release: Civil War on the Western Border, 1854-1865

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By Jay Monaghan

ISBN-10: 0282534261

ISBN-13: 9780282534264

ISBN-10: 1258295490

ISBN-13: 9781258295493

The first part of the Civil battle used to be fought west of the Mississippi River at the least six years sooner than the assault on castle Sumter. beginning with the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act in 1854, Jay Monaghan lines the improvement of the clash among the pro-slavery components from Missouri and the hot England abolitionists who migrated to Kansas. "Bleeding Kansas" supplied a preview of the better nationwide fight to come.

The writer permits a brand new examine Quantrill's sacking of Lawrence, prepared bushwhackery, and border battles that expense hundreds of thousands of lives. now not the least worthy are chapters at the American Indians’ half within the clash. The list turns into devastatingly transparent: the scuffling with within the West was once the most harsh and so much lifeless of the complete affair, and if males of imaginative and prescient have been in Washington within the 1850s it may were avoided.

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