Bleeding Kansas

Up to Date
4:00 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

Past Bleeding Into Present: Quantrill's Raid

Bleeding Kansas, Bleeding Missouri looks at the long-held tensions on the two states' borders.

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.


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What IS That?
11:38 pm
Wed February 1, 2012

Kansas History On The Highway

Asa Smith's grave sits on the shoulder of K7 South.
Kayla Regan KCUR

From K-7 S, it really doesn’t look like much—just four poles and some kind of stone.

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