Border Wars Conference Session
Sectional Crisis and Civil War on the Western Border, 1860-1865, moderated by William Piston, Missouri State University, and featuring talks by:
Randy Mullis, Command and General Staff College; The Illusion of Security and the Fragility of Peace: Kansas and Missouri on the Eve of the Civil War
Jonathan Earle, University of Kansas; “If I Went West, I Think I Would Go To Kansas”: Abraham Lincoln, the Sunflower State, and the Election of 1860
Christopher Phillips, University of Cincinnati; "Purely a question of power not one of law”: The Contours of Federal Occupation in Civil War Missouri, 1861-1863
Joseph M. Beilein Jr., University of Missouri – Columbia; The Guerrilla Shirt: A Labor of Love and the Fashion of Rebellion in Civil War Missouri
Diane Mutti Burke, University of Missouri – Kansas City; “Slavery Dies Hard”: Enslaved Missourians’ Struggle for Freedom
Regular breaks are scheduled throughout this session. A question and answer session follows the presentations.