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- DescriptionExamines the historical context and significance of the Nebraska-Kansas Act of 1854. This title treats American political culture of the 1850s; American territorial history; the roles of Abraham Lincoln, Stephen Douglas, and Frederick Douglass in the creation and implementation of the law; and, the comparative impact on Nebraskans and Kansans.
- Author BiographyJohn R. Wunder is a professor of history and journalism at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is the author of numerous books, including Retained by the People : A History of American Indians and the Bill of Rights, and the coauthor of Americans View Their Dust Bowl Experience. Joann M. Ross has a JD from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is currently a history instructor at the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts and is a doctoral candidate in the Department of History at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Contributors include: Nicole Etcheson, Tekla Ali Johnson, Mark E. Neely Jr., Phillip S. Paludan, James A. Rawley, Brenden Rensink, Joann M. Ross, Walter C. Rucker, and John R. Wunder.
- PublisherUniversity of Nebraska Press
- Date of Publication01/07/2008
- GenreRegional History
- Series TitleLaw in the American West
- Place of PublicationLincoln
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Nebraska Press
- Content Note4 maps
- Weight273 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine13 mm
- Edited byJoann M. Ross,John R. Wunder
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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