By John N. Mack

ISBN-10: 0786470291

ISBN-13: 9780786470297

because the Civil battle ended, millions of Union veterans imagined Kansas as a spot to make a brand new starting. Many veterans settled within the southeastern a part of the nation. of their fight to set up lawful, ordered groups the settlers got here into clash with railroads motive on development via southeast Kansas to arrive warm-water ports in Texas.
To the settlers the railroads represented either a promise and a danger. by way of linking farmers and businessmen with jap markets, the railroads assured the clients of monetary achieve. although, once they claimed rights to the land that settlers had already claimed, railroad monopolies have been pointed out as a brand new manifestation of an identical probability to republican values that they had fought opposed to within the lately concluded conflict. This e-book tells the tale of the settlers’ competition to and victory over railroads and the influence at the evolution of political proposal in Kansas and the yank west.

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