A Kansas Memory: The Kansas Historical Society Library and Archives Podcast

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Listen to stories of Kansans -- some famous, some infamous and some just average folks -- that are contained in documents preserved by the Kansas Historical Society Library and Archives. The letters, diaries, and other documents featured in the biweekly "A Kansas Memory" podcasts provide fascinating glimpses into the past by sharing the words of the people who lived through these events. The documents used in our first series of podcasts are part of Territorial Kansas Online, a virtual repository of primary sources from the Bleeding Kansas era, 1854-1861. The URL for the web site is http://www.territorialkansasonline.org. Visit http://www.kshs.org to learn more about the programs and services of the Kansas Historical Society.

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Title: Letters Home: Dangers of Life in Kansas Territory

Letters Home: Dangers of Life in Kansas Territory

January 10th, 2007

Kansas Territory was a dangerous place to live. Listen to the letters of Cyrus K. and Mary Holliday, John Brown, and Sene Campbell as they describe the… Go to Episode

Marcus Freeman and his owner: Slavery in Kansas Territory

January 24th, 2007

Slavery in Kansas Territory was a reality. Listen to the penalties imposed for encouraging slaves to escape or rebel and to a "bill of sale" for an African… Go to Episode

You and your lady are invited: Social Life in Kansas Territory

February 21st, 2007

Life in Kansas Territory was difficult and sometimes dangerous. However, settlers also held dances and started cultural institutions similar to those… Go to Episode

"The Grossest Outrage Ever Perpetrated": Sheriff Jones and the Sack of Lawrence

March 7th, 2007

Pro slavery supporters gained control of the territorial government in Kansas but free state supporters claimed election fraud and set up their own legislature… Go to Episode