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Stark Mad Abolitionists: Lawrence, Kansas, and the Battle over Slavery in t…

A town at the center of the United States becomes the site of an ongoing struggle for freedom and equality.

In May, 1854, Massachusetts was in an uproar. A judge, bound by the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850, had just ordered a young African American man who had escaped from slavery in Virginia and settled in Boston to be returned to bondage in the South. An estimated fifty thousand citizens rioted in protest. Observing the scene was Amos Adams Lawrence, a wealthy Bostonian, who “waked up a stark…

Stark Mad Abolitionists

Author : Robert K. Sutton  |  Pub Date : 2017-08-01  |  Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN 10 : 9781510716513
ISBN 13 : 1510716513

A town at the center of the United States becomes the site of an ongoing struggle for freedom and equality. In May, 1854, Massachusetts was in an uproar. A judge, bound by the Fugi..

A Death At Crooked Creek

Author : Marianne Wesson  |  Pub Date : 2013-05-24  |  Publisher : NYU Press

ISBN 10 : 9780814784563
ISBN 13 : 0814784569

"This is an extraordinary and ground-breaking book, a wonderfully creative mix of fact and theory, imagination and drama…The startling origin of the complex 'intention exception'..

My Ruby Slippers

Author : Tracy Seeley  |  Pub Date : 2011  |  Publisher : U of Nebraska Press

ISBN 10 : 9780803235014
ISBN 13 : 0803235011

Sure, there's no place like home--but what if you can't really pinpoint where home is? By the time she was nine, Tracy Seeley had lived in seven towns and thirteen different houses..

Bleeding Kansas

Author : Michael Woods  |  Pub Date : 2016-10-04  |  Publisher : Routledge

ISBN 10 : 9781317339137
ISBN 13 : 1317339134

Between 1854 and 1861, the struggle between pro-and anti-slavery factions over Kansas Territory captivated Americans nationwide and contributed directly to the Civil War. Combining..

Vaqueros In Blue And Gray

Author : Jerry D. Thompson  |  Pub Date : 2000-02  |  Publisher : State House Pr

ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105028622913
ISBN 13 :

It is estimated that 9,500 Mexican-Americans fought in the American Civil War. The conflict in Texas deeply divided the Mexican-Texans. An estimated 2,550 fought in the ranks of th..

That Is My Dream

Author : Langston Hughes  |  Pub Date : 2017-10-03  |  Publisher : Schwartz & Wade

ISBN 10 : 9780399550195
ISBN 13 : 0399550194

“Dream Variation,” one of Langston Hughes's most celebrated poems, about the dream of a world free of discrimination and racial prejudice, is now a picture book stunningly illu..


Author : Amnesty International  |  Pub Date : 2011-03-04  |  Publisher : Random House

ISBN 10 : 9781845968571
ISBN 13 : 1845968573

Inspired by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), which starts memorably with Article 1: we are all born free and equal, Freedom is an enthralling anthology of short st..

Tale Of A Scaredy Dog

Author : Deborah Zemke  |  Pub Date : 2018-07-03  |  Publisher : Penguin

ISBN 10 : 9780735229402
ISBN 13 : 0735229406

Bea Garcia loves art, especially when she gets to draw pictures of her dog, Sophie. Their friendship is the star of this third story in the spunky chapter book series for fans of A..

The Civil War In Kansas

Author : Debra Goodrich Bisel  |  Pub Date : 2012-04-18  |  Publisher : Arcadia Publishing

ISBN 10 : 9781614234050
ISBN 13 : 1614234051

In the 1850s, the eyes of the world were on Kansas. The Civil War in Kansas will be an overview of the years 1854-1865, since the war began in Kansas nearly seven years before it s..

Wrestling With His Angel

Author : Sidney Blumenthal  |  Pub Date : 2017-05-16  |  Publisher : Simon and Schuster

ISBN 10 : 9781501153785
ISBN 13 : 1501153781

"Volume II of Sidney Blumenthal's ... biography ... reveals the future president's genius during the most decisive period of his political life when he seizes the moment, finds his..

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