HISTORY PAPER - In the book Bleeding Kansas, the author...

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In the book Bleeding Kansas, the author argues that one man, Dr. Charles Robinson, established that “the political liberties of whites” make up the essential basics to understand the phrase “Bleeding Kansas.” The prime idea is expressed as a “struggle to balance personal liberty with communal order.” This thought is accompanied by the dilemma of “rights of individuals and states against the power of the federal government.” Etcheson explicates that in pre-Civil War Kansas the political liberties of white males served as a foundation for the hostility in the entire country. She also expounds upon these liberties being the controlling ideology that led to the steady separation of the North and South, and furthermore, led to the Civil War. The Author gathered information from newspaper articles, university library archives, and many other sources to procure quotes, rekindle pre-war emotion, and describe the dealings of the Kansas settlers. She uses a dry, “to the point” tone, and writes in a simple descriptive viewpoint. The book is chronologically organized in
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course BIO 1407 taught by Professor Grise during the Spring '08 term at Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi.

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HISTORY PAPER - In the book Bleeding Kansas, the author...

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