Ruins of the Free State Hotel; Lawrence, Kansas, 1856

Kansas Territory:
Crucible of American Experience

Introductory Essay
The Massachusetts Emigrant Aid Society
'With the Border Ruffians': R.H. Wilson

John Brown and the Pottawatomie Creek Killings
General Jim Lane
William Quantrill and the Lawrence Massacre

List of Primary Texts

Dan Backer

American Studies @UVA