Difference between revisions of "Bleeding Kansas"

From Conservapedia
Jump to: navigation, search
m
(update)
Line 1: Line 1:
'''Bleeding Kansas''' is the name given to a "civil war" that took place in [[Kansas]] in the early 1850s over the issue of [[slavery]]. It led to the [[Kansas-Nebraska Act]], which introduced the idea of [[popular sovereignty]]. This did not immediately lead to peace, but begat further violence such as raids in [[Lawrence]] and by [[John Brown]].
+
'''Bleeding Kansas''' is the name given to a small scale civil war that took place in [[Kansas]] territory 1855-57 over the issue of [[slavery]]. It followed the [[Kansas-Nebraska Act]], which introduced the idea of [[popular sovereignty]]. The voters got to decide on whether Kansas would have slavery, so pro and anti-slavery forces in other states subsidized armed immigrants, who fought it out. Major violence took place when pro-southern elements from Missouri burned [[Lawrence]] in retaliation by the killings of pro-slavery men by [[John Brown]].  President [[James Buchanan]] intervened on the pro-slavery side, but that broke apart the [[Democratic Party]], as [[Stephen Douglas]] was outraged by Buchanan's violation of democracy.
   
+
 
 +
see also [[Kansas-Nebraska Act]]
 +
==Further reading==
 +
* Etcheson, Nicole. ''Bleeding Kansas: Contested Liberty in the Civil War Era'' (2006) [http://www.amazon.com/Bleeding-Kansas-Contested-Liberty-Civil/dp/0700614923/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1222265257&sr=8-1 excerpt and text search]
 +
* Nevins, Allan. ''Ordeal of the Union''. vol 2 (1947), the most detailed history.
 +
*[[David Potter|Potter, David M.]] ''The Impending Crisis, 1848-1861'' (1976), Pulitzer prize winning scholarly history. [http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/0061319295/ref=sib_dp_pop_idx?ie=UTF8&p=S0IA#reader-link excerpt and text search]
 +
*[http://www.kshs.org/publicat/history/2001winter_sengupta.pdf SenGupta, Gunja. “Bleeding Kansas: A Review Essay.” ''Kansas History ''24 (Winter 2001/2002): 318-341.]
 +
 
 +
 
 
[[Category: Kansas]]
 
[[Category: Kansas]]
 
[[Category: Slavery]]
 
[[Category: Slavery]]
 +
[[Category: American Civil War]]

Revision as of 01:22, 16 February 2009

Bleeding Kansas is the name given to a small scale civil war that took place in Kansas territory 1855-57 over the issue of slavery. It followed the Kansas-Nebraska Act, which introduced the idea of popular sovereignty. The voters got to decide on whether Kansas would have slavery, so pro and anti-slavery forces in other states subsidized armed immigrants, who fought it out. Major violence took place when pro-southern elements from Missouri burned Lawrence in retaliation by the killings of pro-slavery men by John Brown. President James Buchanan intervened on the pro-slavery side, but that broke apart the Democratic Party, as Stephen Douglas was outraged by Buchanan's violation of democracy.

see also Kansas-Nebraska Act

Further reading