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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..



To The Stars Through Difficulties

Author : Romalyn Tilghman  |  Pub Date : 2017-04-04  |  Publisher : She Writes Press

ISBN 10 : 9781631522321
ISBN 13 : 1631522329

Andrew Carnegie funded fifty-nine public libraries in Kansas in the early 20th century—but it was frontier women who organized waffle suppers, minstrel shows, and women's basebal..



Freedom

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..



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..



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..



Soldiers In The Army Of Freedom

Author : Ian Michael Spurgeon  |  Pub Date : 2014-10-22  |  Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN 10 : 9780806147222
ISBN 13 : 0806147229

"Soldiers in the Army of Freedom" is the first published account of this largely forgotten regiment--in particular, its contribution to Union victory in the trans-Mississippi theat..



Lincoln And The Abolitionists

Author : Fred Kaplan  |  Pub Date : 2017-06-13  |  Publisher : HarperCollins

ISBN 10 : 9780062440013
ISBN 13 : 0062440012

“[Kaplan] tells this story with precision and eloquence.” —Seattle Times “An eye-opening biography from a trusted source on the topic.” —Kirkus Review “Elegantly writ..



The Illustrated Battle Cry Of Freedom The Civil War Era

Author : James M. McPherson George Henry Davis '86 Professor of History Princeton University  |  Pub Date : 2003-11-06  |  Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN 10 : 9780199729364
ISBN 13 : 0199729360

Winner of the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for History and a New York Times Bestseller, Battle Cry of Freedom is universally recognized as the definitive account of the Civil War. It was ha..



The Pursuit Of Power

Author : Richard J. Evans  |  Pub Date : 2016-09-01  |  Publisher : Penguin UK

ISBN 10 : 9780241295779
ISBN 13 : 0241295777

ECONOMIST BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2016 'A scintillating, encyclopaedic history, rich in detail from the arcane to the familiar... a veritable tour de force' Richard Overy, New Statesman ..



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