A History of Kansas

A History of Kansas

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...could little more than equal waste and loss. The population of Kansas numbered about 100,000 at the beginning of the war, and about 136,000 at the close. There had been little improvement in the manner of living during the four years. SUMMARY The Civil War began within three months after Kansas became a state. Although Kansas had had no opportunity to recover from the Territorial struggle, it took an active part in the war. General Price threatened to invade Kansas with a large Confederate force, but did not succeed. The Indians committed depredations on the western frontier. The worst feature of the war was the border trouble, of which the Quantrill raid was the climax. During the four years of the Civil War Kansas did not make a large gain in population or in progress. REFERENCES Andreas, History of Kansas, pp. 179-215. Blackmar, Life of Robinson. Crawford, Kansas in the Sixties. Cordley, History of Lawrence. Connelley, Quantrill and the Border Wars. Historical Collections, vol. vm, pp. 271, 352; vol. ix, pp. 430, 455; vol. XI, p. 217; vol. v, p. 116; vol. VI, pp. 305, 317. Prentis, History of Kansas, pp. 143-168. Spring, Kansas, chap. xm. QUESTIONS 1. When did the Civil War begin? How long was this after Kansas had become a state? 2. What part did Kansas take in the war? Explain. 3. What were the three classes of danger to which Kansas was exposed? Discuss each. 4. To which of these does the Price campaign belong? 5. Who was General Price? Give an account of his threatened invasion of Kansas. 6. Who was Quantrill? Give an account of his raid on Lawrence. 7. How long did the Civil War last? 8. How long had it been since Kansas was opened for settlement? What progress had been made? 9. What was the population of kKansas in 1865? It has...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236829069
  • 9781236829061