Map of Eastern Kansas


Map of Eastern Kansas

Item Information

Title:
Map of Eastern Kansas
Cover title:
Township map of Eastern Kansas
Description:
The Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 established two new territories with a provision that settlers would decide whether they entered the Union as free or slave states. This legislation negated the 1820 Missouri Compromise which previously designated Missouri’s southern boundary as the dividing line between free and slave states. As eastern Kansas was settled during the 1850s, intense competition and armed conflict developed between pro-slavery and anti-slavery (Free State) factions, and the territory came to be known as “Bloody Kansas.“ Pro-slavery settlers moved from neighboring Missouri which permitted slavery, while groups such as the New England Emigrant Aid Company promoted anti-slavery settlement.
Creator:
Whitman, E. B. (Edmund Burke), 1812-1883
Creator:
Searle, A. D.
Creator:
Jewett, John Punchard, 1814-1884
Creator:
L.H. Bradford & Co
Name on Item:
by E.B. Whitman & A.D. Searl.
Date:
1856
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Kansas--Maps
Places:
Kansas
Publisher:
Boston : J.P. Jewett and Co.
Notes:
Shows towns, trading posts, forts, trails, and locations of Indian tribes.
"Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1856 by E.B. Whitman & A.D. Searl ...."
Includes ill. of notable buildings.
Exhibited: "Torn in Two: The 150th Anniversary of the Civil War" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2011.
Extent:
1 map : col. ; 67 x 52 cm.
Scale:
Scale [ca. 1:500,000]
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_006559
Call #:
G4200 1856 .W55
Barcode:
39999059026557
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