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Bucking the railroads on the Kansas frontier : the struggle over land claims by homesteading Civil War veterans, 1867-1876

Author: John N Mack
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. ; London : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2012]
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"By linking farmers and businessmen with eastern markets, the railroads guaranteed the prospects of economic gain. However, when they claimed rights to the land that settlers had already claimed, railroad monopolies were identified as a new manifestation of the same threat to republican values they had fought against in the recently concluded War "--Provided by publisher.
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Mack, John N., 1963-
Bucking the railroads on the Kansas frontier.
Jefferson, N.C., ; London : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2012]
(DLC) 2012043792
(OCoLC)793581436
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John N Mack
ISBN: 9781476601755 1476601755 9781283872188 1283872188
OCLC Number: 821611708
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction: the war that had no end --
veterans as settlers --
The battle begins (1866-1867) --
Vigilance committees and settlers' clubs (1868-1870) --
The transformation of settler society (1870) --
Challenges to public order (1871-1874) --
Settlers triumphant (1875-1876) --
Epilogue --
Appendix: the Osage in Neosho Country (1825-1865).
Responsibility: John N. Mack.

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As the Civil War ended, thousands of Union veterans imagined Kansas as a place to make a new beginning. Many veterans settled in the southeastern part of the state. In their struggle to establish  Read more...

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