Bleeding Borders

Bleeding Borders

Race, Gender, and Violence in Pre-Civil War Kansas

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In Bleeding Borders, Kristen Tegtmeier Oertel offers a fresh, multifaceted interpretation of the quintessential sectional conflict in pre-Civil War Kansas. Instead of focusing on the white, male politicians and settlers who vied for control of the Kansas territorial legislature, Oertel explores the crucial roles Native Americans, African Americans, and white women played in the literal and rhetorical battle between proslavery and antislavery settlers in the region. She brings attention to the local debates and the diverse peoples who participated in them during that contentious period. Oertel b.
Publisher: Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge :2009
ISBN: 9780807135006
0807135003
9780807133903
Branch Call Number: REM
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 198 pages, [4] pages of plates) : illustrations, map

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