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The Belligerent Rain Crows and the Middle Border War: The Kansas-Missouri Conflict, 1854-1865 Merle Leon Faubion

The Belligerent Rain Crows and the Middle Border War: The Kansas-Missouri Conflict, 1854-1865

Merle Leon Faubion

Published September 1st 2009
ISBN : 9781448993697
Hardcover
268 pages
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By the time the nation became engulfed in the American Civil War, the inhabitants of the Kansas-Missouri border region had already been subjected to a vicious local war of seven years duration. Along this border area there had developed a deep hatredMoreBy the time the nation became engulfed in the American Civil War, the inhabitants of the Kansas-Missouri border region had already been subjected to a vicious local war of seven years duration. Along this border area there had developed a deep hatred between the people of Kansas and western Missourians which transcended the slavery issue. Much of the history of that time and place, as we know it, has come from those who were living in bleeding Kansas. There is, however, another history, sometimes at odds with the Kansas accounts, which illustrates how profoundly devastated this western edge of Missouri became. The Belligerent Rain Crows and the Middle Border War revisits this chaotic time from the perspective of Missourians who were living in a small region nestled against the Kansas-Missouri state line. The death and destruction which occurred here, leading up to the Civil War and on through the war itself, are unprecedented in American history.