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"Kansas Territory did indeed bleed for freedom, but as Etcheson's elegant, balanced, and deep account shows, the 'slaves' about whom combatants there were most passionate were white."--Craig Miner, author of Kansas: The History of the Sunflower State, 1854-2000
"An ambitious, important, long-overdue, and very successful revisionist history of the organization of Kansas Territory. . . . Essential reading for anyone interested in the ideological origins of the Civil War."--Kenneth Winkle, author of The Young Eagle: The Rise of Abraham Lincoln
I am using this book for a college research paper and could not have asked for more. I'm a Kansan, so the story is interesting to me but the big bonus with this book is the... Read morePublished 22 days ago by Anthony
Really good read! This book covers a period of the Civil War that is often glossed over, "Bleeding Kansas". "Hardcore" CW buffs will especially enjoy this work. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Michael Herndon
My G-G-grandparents came from Ireland to Pennaylvania then to Iowa and finally to Kansas in 1859, at the height of the years recorded in this book. Read morePublished 18 months ago by ken carlat
A good read on that slice of history. I thought it was well constructed and certainly detailed. I would recommend it.Published 21 months ago by tek
Having recently moved to Kansas I bought this book with the intention of educating myself about this state. Read morePublished on October 2, 2013 by Kris Gustafson
This book made me look at the Civil War in ways that I've never seen it. It was unforgetable and a great read.Published on June 11, 2010 by J. Santiago
This is a very good general history of the era with significant details to entice more research. It is well written and touches on part of the History of Kansas that is often... Read morePublished on February 17, 2010 by J. C. Campbell