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The Resource Stark mad abolitionists : Lawrence, Kansas, and the battle over slavery in the Civil War era, Robert K. Sutton ; foreword by Bob Dole

Stark mad abolitionists : Lawrence, Kansas, and the battle over slavery in the Civil War era, Robert K. Sutton ; foreword by Bob Dole

Label
Stark mad abolitionists : Lawrence, Kansas, and the battle over slavery in the Civil War era
Title
Stark mad abolitionists
Title remainder
Lawrence, Kansas, and the battle over slavery in the Civil War era
Statement of responsibility
Robert K. Sutton ; foreword by Bob Dole
Title variation
Lawrence, Kansas, and the battle over slavery in the Civil War era
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A town at the center of the United States becomes the site of an ongoing struggle for freedom and equality. In May, 1854, Massachusetts was in an uproar. A judge, bound by the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850, had just ordered a young African American man who had escaped from slavery in Virginia and settled in Boston to be returned to bondage in the South. An estimated fifty thousand citizens rioted in protest. Observing the scene was Amos Adams Lawrence, a wealthy Bostonian, who waked up a stark mad Abolitionist. As quickly as Lawrence waked up, he combined his fortune and his energy with others to create the New England Emigrant Aid Company to encourage abolitionists to emigrate to Kansas to ensure that it would be a free state. The town that came to bear Lawrence's name became the battleground for the soul of America, with abolitionists battling pro-slavery Missourians who were determined to make Kansas a slave state. The onset of the Civil War only escalated the violence, leading to the infamous raid of William Clarke Quantrill when he led a band of vicious Confederates (including Frank James, whose brother Jesse would soon join them) into town and killed two hundred men and boys.− Stark Mad Abolitionists shows how John Brown, Reverend Henry Ward Beecher, Sam Houston, and Abraham Lincoln all figure into the story of Lawrence and Bleeding Kansas. The story of Amos Lawrence's eponymous town is part of a bigger story of people who were willing to risk their lives and their fortunes in the ongoing struggle for freedom and equality
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
978.1/02
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Stark mad abolitionists : Lawrence, Kansas, and the battle over slavery in the Civil War era, Robert K. Sutton ; foreword by Bob Dole
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 236-268) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. The awakening -- We waked up stark mad abolitionists -- Nothing but a beautiful green carpet -- I shall build a cabin for myself forthwith -- You might as well read bibles to buffaloes -- Part 2. The conflict -- The almost bloodless Wakarusa War -- The Fabian policy is the true one -- It was the grossest outrage ever perpetuated -- The latest edition of the Herald of Freedom -- Will Buchanan see that justice is done? -- Glorious intelligence! Kansas in the Union! -- The war -- My life belongs to my country, but my heart belongs to you -- Don't turn your back on this bird -- We could stand no more -- Lawrence or hell -- Oh God, the heathen are come into thine inheritance -- Epilogue: From ashes to immortality -- Appendix: What happened to the players in this story?
Control code
ocn993672970
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxv, 276 pages
Isbn
9781510716490
Lccn
2017027933
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)993672970
Label
Stark mad abolitionists : Lawrence, Kansas, and the battle over slavery in the Civil War era, Robert K. Sutton ; foreword by Bob Dole
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 236-268) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. The awakening -- We waked up stark mad abolitionists -- Nothing but a beautiful green carpet -- I shall build a cabin for myself forthwith -- You might as well read bibles to buffaloes -- Part 2. The conflict -- The almost bloodless Wakarusa War -- The Fabian policy is the true one -- It was the grossest outrage ever perpetuated -- The latest edition of the Herald of Freedom -- Will Buchanan see that justice is done? -- Glorious intelligence! Kansas in the Union! -- The war -- My life belongs to my country, but my heart belongs to you -- Don't turn your back on this bird -- We could stand no more -- Lawrence or hell -- Oh God, the heathen are come into thine inheritance -- Epilogue: From ashes to immortality -- Appendix: What happened to the players in this story?
Control code
ocn993672970
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxv, 276 pages
Isbn
9781510716490
Lccn
2017027933
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)993672970

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