The first phase of the Civil War was fought west of the Mississippi River at least six years before the attack on Fort Sumter. Starting with the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act in 1854, Jay Monaghan traces the development of the conflict between the pro-slavery elements from Missouri and the New England abolitionists who migrated to Kansas. ...
The first phase of the Civil War was fought west of the Mississippi River at least six years before the attack on Fort Sumter. Starting with the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act in 1854, Jay Monaghan traces the development of the conflict between the pro-slavery elements from Missouri and the New England abolitionists who migrated to Kansas. "Bleeding Kansas" provided a preview of the greater national struggle to come. The author allows a new look at Quantrill's sacking of Lawrence, organized bushwhackery, and border battles that cost thousands of lives. Not the least valuable are chapters on the American Indians' part in the conflict. The record becomes devastatingly clear: the fighting in the West was the cruelest and most useless of the whole affair, and if men of vision had been in Washington in the 1850s it might have been avoided.
Acceptable. 1955 Hardcover 1st. x, 454 p. Former Library book. Bibliography: p. -433. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
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Good. Hardcover w / dustjacket. Very good condition overall but ink underlining on one page; edges, corners, and covers of book show minor wear. No underlining; no highlighting; no internal markings except for previous owner's name on ffep or inside front cover. DJ is VG. "Civilwar 20140404" Stored in sealed plastic protection. In the event of a problem we guarantee full refund. 1955. Hardcover w / dustjacket.
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Good. No dust jacket. x, 454 p. 23 cm. Bk is clean & tight, slight tilt to spine, has some edgewear & rubbing, with fading on spine & on cvrs where smaller book has been stacked. This is a Frontier Edition and is Autographed by the Author for the members of the Civil War Book Club. This page is bound in after the Title Page.
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