The Resource Stark mad abolitionists : Lawrence, Kansas, and the battle over slavery in the Civil War era, (electronic resource)

Stark mad abolitionists : Lawrence, Kansas, and the battle over slavery in the Civil War era, (electronic resource)

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Stark mad abolitionists : Lawrence, Kansas, and the battle over slavery in the Civil War era
Title
Stark mad abolitionists
Title remainder
Lawrence, Kansas, and the battle over slavery in the Civil War era
Title variation
Lawrence, Kansas, and the battle over slavery in the Civil War era
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Language
eng
Summary
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 50,000 citizen rioted in protest. Observing the scene was Amos Adams Lawrence, a wealthy Bostonian, who "waked up a stark mad Abolitionist." As quickly as Lawrence waked up, he combined his fortune and his energy with others to create the New England Emigrant Aid Company to encourage abolitionists to emigrate to Kansas to ensure that it would be a free state. The town that came to bear Lawrence's name became the battleground for the soul of America, with abolitionists battling pro-slavery Missourians who were determined to make Kansas a slave state. The onset of the Civil War only escalated the violence, leading to the infamous raid of William Clarke Quantrill when he led a band of vicious Confederates (including a young Jesse James and his brother) into town and killed two hundred men and boys. Stark Mad Abolitionists shows how John Brown, Rev. Henry Ward Beecher, Sam Houston, and Abraham Lincoln all figure into the story of Lawrence and "Bleeding Kansas." The story of Amos Lawrence's eponymous town is part of a bigger story of people who were willing to risk their lives and their fortunes in the ongoing struggle for freedom and equality
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Midwest
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Sutton, Robert Kent
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978.1/02
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non fiction
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  • Electronic books
  • Kansas
  • Lawrence (Kan.)
  • Antislavery movements
  • Abolitionists
  • Kansas
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adult
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Stark mad abolitionists : Lawrence, Kansas, and the battle over slavery in the Civil War era, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11926081
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rdacontent
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MWT11926081
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1 online resource
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  • online
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rdamedia
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MWT11926081
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11926081
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Stark mad abolitionists : Lawrence, Kansas, and the battle over slavery in the Civil War era, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11926081
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11926081
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11926081
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11926081
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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