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Bleeding Kansas by Nicole Etcheson
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May 31, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: kansas-history

Good "new" history of the Territorial period (it's been some time since it came out). Follows in the current view that the Free-State movement was not abolitionist, but comprised of abolitionists and the less radical Westerners. My one concern is the conclusion that Kansas was radicalized by the Territorial struggle. Perhaps so during the Civil War, but not after.

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