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The Civil War in Missouri

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Reign of Terror

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Violence between pro-slavery and anti-slavery settlers began early on. The anti-slavery settlers became known as Jayhawkers.


A History of Missouri 1860-1875 by William E. Parrish

Civil War on the Western Border by Jay Monaghan

Civil War St. Louis by Louis S. Gerteis

Jayhawker by Patricia Beatty

Nobody's Boy by Jennifer Fleischner

The Border Between: Violence and Reconciliation on the Kansas-Missouri Line by Jeremy Neely

The Kansas Nebraska Act and Bleeding Kansas in American history by Debra McArthur