A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans

written and compiled by William E. Connelley


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Preface Preface iii
Chapter I Quivira 1
Chapter II Louisiana 28
Chapter III Lewis and Clark 48
Chapter IV Upper Louisiana 51
Chapter V Pike 54
Chapter VI Long 69
Chapter VII The Great American Desert 76
Chapter VIII The Santa Fe Trail 84
Chapter IX The Oregon Trail 145
Chapter X Indians 189
Chapter XI The Buffalo 277
Chapter XII The Missouri Compromise 291
Chapter XIII The Compromise of 1850 296
Chapter XIV The Provisional Government 298
Chapter XV Repeal of the Missouri Compromise 317
Chapter XVI Kansas Territory 333
Chapter XVII Forming the Battle-Lines 340
Chapter XVIII First Settlements 356
Chapter XIX Governor Reeder 366
Chapter XX Election of the Legislature 388
Chapter XXI The Legislature 401
Chapter XXII Lane 421
Chapter XXIII Robinson 428
Chapter XXIV The Beginnings of Disorder 435
Chapter XXV The Big Springs Convention 444
Chapter XXVI The Topeka Movement 461
Chapter XXVII Wilson Shannon 473
Chapter XXVIII The Wakarusa War 483
Chapter XXIX The First Sacking of Lawrence 522
Chapter XXX Old John Brown 555
Chapter XXXI Lane's Army of the North 595
Chapter XXXII Bleeding Kansas 610
Chapter XXXIII The Republican Party 627
Chapter XXXIV John W. Geary 632
Chapter XXXV Robert J. Walker 650
Chapter XXXVI Frederick P. Stanton 660
Chapter XXXVII James William Denver 666
Chapter XXXVIII Samuel Medary 695
Chapter XXXIX The State of Kansas 708
Chapter XL The Political Beginnings of the State 712
Chapter XLI Prairie Grove 724
Chapter XLII District of the Border 732
Chapter XLIII Collapse of the Military Prison 736
Chapter XLIV The Lawrence Massacre 740
Chapter XLV The Pursuit of Quantrill 746
Chapter XLVI The Price Raid 753
Chapter XLVII Thomas Carney 765
Chapter XLVIII Governor Samuel J. Crawford 769
Chapter XLIX Nehemiah Greene 774
Chapter L James MAdison Harvey 776
Chapter LI Thomas A. Osborn 779
Chapter LII George T. Anthony 782
Chapter LIII John Pierce St. John 785
Chapter LIV Prohibition in Kansas 788
Chapter LV George W. Glick 829
Chapter LVI John A. Martin 832
Chapter LVII Lyman U. Humphrey 835
Chapter LVIII Lorenzo D. Lewelling 839
Chapter LIX Edmund N. Morrill 842
Chapter LX John W. Leedy 845
Chapter LXI William Eugene Stanley 847
Chapter LXII Willis J. Bailey 850
Chapter LXIII Edward W. Hoch 853
Chapter LXIV Walter Roscoe Stubbs 857
Chapter LXV George H. Hodges 860
Chapter LXVI Arthur Capper 865
Chapter LXVII Military History 869
The Lecompton Movement 925
Kansas Laws and Their Origin 935
The Militia and the National
Guard from Its Inception to the Present Day
Kansas Archaeology 960
Kansas Banks and Banking 969
Manufactures in Kansas 988
Medicine 993
Resources 996
Churches 1009
Educational and Other Institutions 1015
The Populist Uprising 1113
VOLUMES 3 & 4 & 5
Biography 1197

A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, written and compiled by William E. Connelley, being transcribed by students and staff from USD 508, Baxter Springs Middle School, Baxter Springs, Kansas.
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