Bleeding Kansas wasn’t just a figurative term, and if you need proof, just look at Quantrill’s Raid on Lawrence.
On Wednesday's Up to Date, we examine the circumstances that led to the famous massacre, from the 1861 sacking of Osceola in slave-state Missouri to other rising violence of the Civil War with guests Jonathan Earle and Diane Mutti Burke, who edited Bleeding Kansas, Bleeding Missouri: The Long Civil War on the Border.
- Jonathan Earle is an associate professor at the University of Kansas and the author of Jacksonian Antislavery and the Politics of Free Soil and John Brown’s Raid: A Brief History with Documents.
- Diane Mutti Burke is an associate professor of history at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and the author of On Slavery’s Border: Missouri’s Small-Slaveholding Households, 1815–1865.
HEAR MORE: Jonathan Earle and Diane Mutti Burke speak at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3 at the Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library, 4801 Main St.