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The Resource The border between them : violence and reconciliation on the Kansas-Missouri line, Jeremy Neely

The border between them : violence and reconciliation on the Kansas-Missouri line, Jeremy Neely

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The border between them : violence and reconciliation on the Kansas-Missouri line
Title
The border between them
Title remainder
violence and reconciliation on the Kansas-Missouri line
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Jeremy Neely
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Jeremy Neely recounts the exploits of John Brown, William Quantrill, and other notorious guerrillas, as well as the stories of everyday people who lived through the conflict that marked the terrible first act of the American Civil War. He then examines how emancipation, industrialization, and immigration eventually eroded wartime divisions"--Provided by publisher
  • "The most bitter guerrilla conflict in American history raged along the Kansas-Missouri border from 1856 to 1865, making that frontier the first battleground in the struggle over slavery. That fiercely contested boundary represented the most explosive political fault line in the United States, and its bitter divisions foreshadowed an entire nation torn asunder. Jeremy Neely now examines the significance of the border war on both sides of the Kansas-Missouri line and offers a comparative, cross-border analysis of its origins, meanings, and consequences. A narrative history of the border war and its impact on citizens of both states, The Border between Them recounts the exploits of John Brown, William Quantrill, and other notorious guerrillas, but it also uncovers the stories of everyday people who lived through that conflict. Examining the frontier period to the close of the nineteenth century, Neely frames the guerrilla conflict within the larger story of the developing West and squares that violent period with the more peaceful{u2014}though never tranquil{u2014}periods that preceded and followed it. Focusing on the countryside south of the big bend in the Missouri River, an area where there was no natural boundary separating the states, Neely examines three border counties in each state that together illustrate both sectional division and national reunion. He draws on the letters and diaries of ordinary citizens{u2014}as well as newspaper accounts, election results, and census data{u2014}to illuminate the complex strands that helped bind Kansas and Missouri together in post{u2013}Civil War America. He shows how people on both sides of the line were already linked by common racial attitudes, farming practices, and ambivalence toward railroad expansion; he then tells how emancipation, industrialization, and immigration eventually eroded wartime divisions and facilitated the reconciliation of old foes from each state. Today the 2border war3 survives in the form of interstate rivalries between collegiate Tigers and Jayhawks, allowing Neely to consider the limits of that reconciliation and the enduring power of identities forged in wartime. The Border between Them is a compelling account of the terrible first act of the American Civil War and its enduring legacy for the conflict{u2019}s veterans, victims, and survivors, as well as subsequent generations"--Publishers website
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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1975-
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Neely, Jeremy
Dewey number
973.7/309781
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
E508
LC item number
.N44 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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University of Missouri Press
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  • Violence
  • Violence
  • Reconciliation
  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • United States
  • United States
  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • Gewalt
  • Sezessionskrieg <1861-1865>
  • Grenzgebiet
  • Partisanenkrieg
  • frontière
Label
The border between them : violence and reconciliation on the Kansas-Missouri line, Jeremy Neely
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-290) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Drawing the permanent frontier -- To settle the slaveholder frontier -- On the border of war -- "'Revenge" was the watchword" -- A border reconstructed -- "That the dispute has two sides is evident" -- The border of the corn belt -- The border reconciled and remembered
Control code
86115255
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 305 pages
Isbn
9780826217295
Isbn Type
(hard cover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006101813
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)86115255
Label
The border between them : violence and reconciliation on the Kansas-Missouri line, Jeremy Neely
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-290) 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
Drawing the permanent frontier -- To settle the slaveholder frontier -- On the border of war -- "'Revenge" was the watchword" -- A border reconstructed -- "That the dispute has two sides is evident" -- The border of the corn belt -- The border reconciled and remembered
Control code
86115255
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 305 pages
Isbn
9780826217295
Isbn Type
(hard cover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006101813
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)86115255

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