Bleeding Kansas

Bleeding Kansas

by Richard Reece

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Overview

This title examines an important historic event - bleeding Kansas. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the history of America during this violent time period as territories entered the Union as free or slave states. Readers will learn about the Missouri Compromise, the Kansas-Nebraska Act and the man behind it, Illinois Senator Stephen A. Douglas, the signer of the Kansas-Nebraska Act, President Franklin Pierce, and the effects of this event on society. Also discussed are the abolition movement, Nat Turner's Rebellion, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin, and the Lincoln-Douglas Debates. Features include a table of contents, glossary, selected bibliography, Web links, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and essential facts. Essential Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781614784456
Publisher: ABDO Publishing
Publication date: 01/01/2012
Series: Essential Events Set 8 Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 6 MB
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Kansas Question 6

Chapter 2 Slavery in the United States 14

Chapter 2 The Race to Kansas 24

Chapter 4 A Territory Divided 34

Chapter 5 Bleeding Kansas 46

Chapter 6 The Path Toward Statehood 56

Chapter 7 Guerilla Warfare 68

Chapter 8 Civil War 76

Chapter 9 Bleeding Kansas Legacy 86

Timeline 96

Essential Facts 100

Glossary 102

Additional Resources 104

Source Notes 106

Index 110

About the Author 112

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