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The Resource Man of Douglas, man of Lincoln : the political odyssey of James Henry Lane, Ian Michael Spurgeon

Man of Douglas, man of Lincoln : the political odyssey of James Henry Lane, Ian Michael Spurgeon

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Man of Douglas, man of Lincoln : the political odyssey of James Henry Lane
Title
Man of Douglas, man of Lincoln
Title remainder
the political odyssey of James Henry Lane
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Ian Michael Spurgeon
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Focusing on the last twelve years of James Henry Lane's life, Spurgeon delves into key aspects of his career such as his time as an Indiana congressman, his role in Kansas's constitutional conventions, and his evolving stance on slavery to challenge prevailing views on Lane's place in history"--Provided by publisher
  • "With his wild countenance, emotional rhetoric, and outrageous statements, James Henry Lane was a volatile figure in a hotbed of controversy. In 1855, this former Mexican War colonel and Indiana congressman entered Kansas Territory to take a leading role in its quest for statehood, and over the next twelve years he followed a seemingly inconsistent ideological path from pro-Douglas Democrat to Free Stater to pro-Lincoln Republican. His fiery stump speeches and radical ideas won him a Senate seat{u2014}along with an army of critics and a cloud that hangs over his reputation to this day. Ian Michael Spurgeon now takes a closer look at this notorious politician to reassess both his position swings and his role in history. Taking readers from the halls of Congress to the bloody plains of Kansas and Missouri, he challenges prevailing views of Lane as a self-serving demagogue, arguing instead that he was a steadfast champion of both the Union and his own conception of democratic principles. In revising popular notions of one of Kansas{u2019}s most prominent figures, Spurgeon focuses on the last twelve years of Lane{u2019}s life to analyze his larger political actions and principles{u2014}and finds a consistency in his ideals that few historians have recognized. He delves more deeply than previous works into key aspects of Lane{u2019}s career, such as his time in Indiana, his participation in Kansas{u2019}s constitutional conventions, and his evolving view regarding slavery. And in addition to contending that Lane subscribed to the 1854 Democratic principles of popular sovereignty, he also observes that the Free State Party{u2019}s nonalignment with national parties made it possible to be a Free-State Democrat{u2014}just as it was possible to be antislavery yet antiblack. Ranging widely over the Civil War era, Spurgeon not only challenges views of Lane that have long been etched in stone but also provides insight into such important themes as the breakdown of the Second Party System, the rise of sectional conflict, and the diverging cultures of East and West. He persuasively shows that Jim Lane was not quite the scoundrel that history has made him out to be and offers a new perspective on Northern Democrats during a tumultuous period of realignment."--Publishers website
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Spurgeon, Ian Michael
Dewey number
  • 978.1/02092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
F685.L268
LC item number
S68 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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University of Missouri Press
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  • Lane, James Henry
  • Lane, James Henry
  • United States
  • Politicians
  • Legislators
  • Slavery
  • Generals
  • Kansas
  • Indiana
  • United States
Label
Man of Douglas, man of Lincoln : the political odyssey of James Henry Lane, Ian Michael Spurgeon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-282) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lane in Indiana, 1854-1855 -- Lane goes to Kansas, 1855 -- Lane and the Kansas memorial, 1856 -- Lane's army of the north, 1856 -- Lane and LeCompton, 1857 -- Lane and the Leavenworth Constitution, 1858 -- Lane's political comeback, 1858-1861 -- Lane and the beginning of the Civil War, 1861-1862 -- Lane and his enemies, 1862-1863 -- Lane and slavery, 1861-1865 -- Lane and the end of the Civil War, 1864-1866
Control code
227919931
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 291 pages
Isbn
9780826218148
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008023295
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)227919931
Label
Man of Douglas, man of Lincoln : the political odyssey of James Henry Lane, Ian Michael Spurgeon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-282) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lane in Indiana, 1854-1855 -- Lane goes to Kansas, 1855 -- Lane and the Kansas memorial, 1856 -- Lane's army of the north, 1856 -- Lane and LeCompton, 1857 -- Lane and the Leavenworth Constitution, 1858 -- Lane's political comeback, 1858-1861 -- Lane and the beginning of the Civil War, 1861-1862 -- Lane and his enemies, 1862-1863 -- Lane and slavery, 1861-1865 -- Lane and the end of the Civil War, 1864-1866
Control code
227919931
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 291 pages
Isbn
9780826218148
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008023295
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)227919931

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