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Bleeding Kansas: Topics in Chronicling America

Search Strategies & Selected Articles

The links below provide access to a sampling of articles from historic newspapers that can be found in Chronicling America. You can further explore the topic of "Bleeding Kansas" using the following search strategies:

  • Use the following terms in combination, proximity, or as a phrase:
    Beecher’s Bibles, Border Ruffians, Eli Thayer, Free Settlers, Free State Legislature, John Brown, John Geary, Kansas, Lawrence, Nebraska, Senator Douglas, Sheriff Jones, territory.
  • It is important to use a specific date range if looking for articles for a particular event in order to narrow your results.

Selected Articles from Chronicling America