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Collection Reference Number GLC05116.19
From Archive Folder Pamphlets related to the extension of slavery and the Kansas-Nebraska dispute [Decimalized .01-.20] 
Title The border ruffian code in Kansas
Date 1856
Author Greeley & McElrath (1841-1866)  
Document Type Pamphlet
Content Description Published by the Tribune Office in New York City. Includes an examination of the "The character of the Code of pretended Laws enacted by the bogus Territorial Legislature of Kansas- a Legislature notoriously forced upon the people of that territory, at the hands of invading ruffians from Missouri, using the persuasive arguments of the Bowie-Knife and Revolver..." Includes a presentation of the Presidential platforms of 1856 and the acceptance speeches of John C. Fremont, James Buchanan, and Millard Fillmore for their respective nominations. Final page displays a map of the United States with shading to indicate slave states, free states, and territories.
Subjects Politics  President  Government and Civics  Slavery  African American History  Abolition  Westward Expansion  Election  Missouri Compromise  Statehood  Bleeding Kansas  Law  Mobs and Riots  Weaponry  
People Fre´mont, John Charles (1813-1890)  Buchanan, James (1791-1868)  Fillmore, Millard (1800-1874)  
Place written New York, New York
Theme African Americans; Slavery & Abolition; Law; Government & Politics; Westward Expansion
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
Related documents The Kansas question. Speech of Hon. Thomas Bocock, of Virginia, in the House of Representatives, March 8, 1858.