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Collection Reference Number GLC08471
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to the 1860s 
Title The border ruffian code in Kansas
Date 1865
Author Greeley & McElrath (1841-1866)  
Additional authors Greeley, Horace (1811-1872)
Document Type Pamphlet
Content Description A pro-Republican, free-soil pamphlet published by Horace Greeley's Tribune. "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- may be judged from the following extracts..." Many pages are disbound. Last page, on verso of fifteen, consists of a map of free and slave states.
Subjects African American History  Slavery  Abolition  Politics  Republican Party  Weaponry  Guerrilla Warfare  Government and Civics  Bleeding Kansas  
People Greeley, Horace (1811-1872)  
Place written New York, New York
Theme The American Civil War; Slavery & Abolition; African Americans; Government & Politics
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945