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Slavery on the periphery : the Kansas-Missouri border in the antebellum and Civil War eras

Author: Kristen Epps
Publisher: Athens, Georgia University of Georgia Press [2018]
Series: Early American places
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Slavery on the Periphery focuses on nineteen counties on the Kansas-Missouri border, tracing slavery's rise and fall from the earliest years of American settlement through the Civil War along this critical geographical, political, and social fault line. Kristen Epps explores slavery's emergence from an upper South slaveholding culture and its development into a small-scale system characterized by slaves' diverse  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kristen Epps
ISBN: 9780820354781 0820354783
OCLC Number: 1047477445
Description: xv, 265 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Westward ho! Southern settlement on the frontier, 1820-1840 --
Becoming little Dixie : the creation of a western slave society, 1840-1854 --
Contested ground : the enslaved experience during bleeding Kansas, 1854-1857 --
The tide turns : the demise of slavery on the border, 1857-1861 --
Entering the promised land : the Black experience in the Civil War years, 1861-1865 --
Epilogue.
Series Title: Early American places
Responsibility: Kristen Epps.

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Focuses on nineteen counties on the Kansas-Missouri border, tracing slavery's rise and fall from the earliest years of American settlement through the Civil War along this critical geographical,  Read more...

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