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Thursday, May 03, 2012

THE CIVIL WAR IN KANSAS: TEN YEARS OF TURMOIL

On Tuesday, May 15, at 6:30 p.m. the National Archives at Kansas City will host Debra Goodrich Bisel for a discussion and signing of her book The Civil War in Kansas: Ten Years of Turmoil. A 6:00 p.m. reception will precede this event.

By the time the Civil War officially began in 1861, Kansas and Missouri had already been fighting for six years. The passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act left the Kansas Territory wide open for white settlement, and the stage was set for a battle that would ignite the nation. The hopes and dreams of settlers and the exploits of John Brown to the Lawrence and Pottawatomie Massacres and the many other battles and skirmishes are highlighted in this new publication.

Copies of The Civil War in Kansas will be available for purchase via The Kansas City Store onsite. Following the program, the author will sign copies of her book. To make a reservation for this free event, call 816-268-8010 or email kansascity.educate@nara.gov.

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