Katie Armitage: Lawrence Survivors of Quantrill's Raid
All Library locations will close at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 18 for a staff development event.
Katie Armitage explores how survivors of Quantrill’s Lawrence Raid rebuilt their lives, their town, and memorialized their experiences.
William Clarke Quantrill’s Missouri guerrillas raided Lawrence, Kansas, on August 21, 1863, killing 180 men. Women lost husbands, children lost fathers, and fathers lost sons. The survivors who remained were determined to rebuild. Newcomers brought industry and innovation. The University of Kansas and Haskell Institute (now Haskell Indian Nations University) grew into major institutions.
The book will be available for sale.