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The Resource The Nebraska-Kansas Act of 1854, edited by John R. Wunder and Joann M. Ross

The Nebraska-Kansas Act of 1854, edited by John R. Wunder and Joann M. Ross

Label
The Nebraska-Kansas Act of 1854
Title
The Nebraska-Kansas Act of 1854
Statement of responsibility
edited by John R. Wunder and Joann M. Ross
Contributor
Enacting jurisdiction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The Nebraska-Kansas Act of 1854 turns upside down the traditional way of thinking about one of the most important laws ever passed in American history. The act that created Nebraska and Kansas also, in effect, abolished the Missouri Compromise, which had prohibited slavery in the region since 1820. This bow to local control outraged the nation and led to vicious confrontations, including Kansas's subsequent mini-civil war. The essays in this volume shift the focus from the violent and influential reaction of "Bleeding Kansas" to the role that Nebraska played in this decisive moment
  • Essays from both established and new scholars examine the historical context and significance of this statute. They treat American political culture of the 1850s; American territorial history; the roles of Abraham Lincoln, Stephen Douglas, and Frederick Douglass in the creation and implementation of the law; the reactions of African Americans to the act; and the comparative impact on Nebraskans and Kansans. At the 150th anniversary of the Kansas-Nebraska Act, as it came to be known, these scholars reexamine the political, social, and personal contexts of this act and its effect on the course of American history
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E433
LC item number
.N355 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Wunder, John R
  • Ross, Joann M
Series statement
Law in the American West
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Nebraska
  • Law
  • Kansas
  • Law
  • Sovereignty
  • Slavery
  • Political culture
Label
The Nebraska-Kansas Act of 1854, edited by John R. Wunder and Joann M. Ross
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Stephen A. Douglas and the Kansas-Nebraska Act
  • James A. Rawley
  • Lincoln's firebell
  • Phillip S. Paludan
  • Frederick Douglass and the Kansas-Nebraska Act
  • Tekla Ali Johnson
  • Unpopular sovereignty
  • Walter C. Rucker
  • Where popular sovereignty worked
  • Nicole Etcheson
  • An
  • eclipse of the sun
  • John R. Wunder and Joann M. Ross
  • The
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act in American political culture
  • Mark E. Neely, Jr.
  • Nebraska and Kansas territories in American legal culture
  • Brenden Rensink
Control code
180689966
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 220 pages
Isbn
9780803248229
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007043178
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)180689966
Label
The Nebraska-Kansas Act of 1854, edited by John R. Wunder and Joann M. Ross
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Stephen A. Douglas and the Kansas-Nebraska Act
  • James A. Rawley
  • Lincoln's firebell
  • Phillip S. Paludan
  • Frederick Douglass and the Kansas-Nebraska Act
  • Tekla Ali Johnson
  • Unpopular sovereignty
  • Walter C. Rucker
  • Where popular sovereignty worked
  • Nicole Etcheson
  • An
  • eclipse of the sun
  • John R. Wunder and Joann M. Ross
  • The
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act in American political culture
  • Mark E. Neely, Jr.
  • Nebraska and Kansas territories in American legal culture
  • Brenden Rensink
Control code
180689966
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 220 pages
Isbn
9780803248229
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007043178
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)180689966

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