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Thomas Ewing Jr. : frontier lawyer and Civil War general

Author: Ronald D Smith
Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, 2008.
Series: Shades of blue and gray series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Examines Thomas Ewing Jr.'s career as a real estate lawyer, judge, soldier, and speculator in Kansas and how he came to national prominence in the fight over the proslavery Lecompton Constitution, was instrumental in starting the Union Pacific Railroad, and became the first chief justice of the Kansas Supreme Court"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biography
History
Named Person: Thomas Ewing; Ewing family.; Ewing family.; Thomas Ewing; Thomas (Soldat) Ewing
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald D Smith
ISBN: 9780826218063 0826218067
OCLC Number: 227919893
Description: xvi, 377 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Part 1 Hardscrabble --
1 The Judgment of Heaven on a Country 3 --
2 Le Grand Detour 20 --
3 Mortgages, Press Books, and Office Boys 66 --
4 Mr. Chief Justice and a Man Named Lincoln 99 --
Part 2 They'd as Soon Fight the Devil as to Fight Kansas Men --
5 A World Was Watching 143 --
6 Ewing's Light Artillery 160 --
7 Exterminate Them, Root and Branch 186 --
8 The Visible Interposition of God 212 --
9 Thermopylae of the West 227 --
Part 3 The Politics of Money --
10 Dr. Mudd's Trial and Widow Adie's Cotton 259 --
11 The Gathering of Evil Birds 280 --
12 The Credit Mobilier and "His Fraudulency" 314 --
13 Sweaty Old Coins and Last Hurrahs 329.
Series Title: Shades of blue and gray series.
Responsibility: Ronald D. Smith.
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An Ohio family with roots in the South, the Ewings influenced the course of the Midwest for more than fifty years. This book describes the seat-of-the-pants law practice in which Ewing worked with  Read more...

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