Thursday, September 04, 2008

Seeding Civil War: Kansas in the National News 1854-1858

Thursday, September 25. 7:00 p.m.

Craig Miner reading, talk & signing. "Seeding Civil War: Kansas in the National News, 1854-1858" -

At the Wichita/Sedgwick County Historical Museum 204 S. Main.

Following the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act, Kansas Territory was a national issue that dominated America's press, not to mention three sessions of Congress. Hundreds of thousands of articles and editorials--4,500 in the New York Herald alone--were published about Bleeding Kansas during those four tumultuous years leading up to the Lecompton Constitution. Craig Miner now offers the first in-depth study of national media coverage devoted to the beleaguered territory, unearthing new examples of what Americans were saying about Kansas and showing how those words affected the course of national events.

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