Civil War on the Western Border, 1854-1865 by Jay Monaghan

By Jay Monaghan

The first part of the Civil conflict used to be fought west of the Mississippi River at the least six years ahead of the assault on fortress Sumter. beginning with the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act in 1854, Jay Monaghan lines the improvement of the clash among the pro-slavery parts 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, geared up bushwhackery, and border battles that expense hundreds of thousands of lives. now not the least invaluable are chapters at the American Indians’ half within the clash. The list turns into devastatingly transparent: the battling within the West was once the harshest and such a lot lifeless of the entire affair, and if males of imaginative and prescient have been in Washington within the 1850s it could were avoided.

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