Protest: Bleeding Kansas

Violence is no stranger to Lawrence, a community of 40,000 in Kansas' eastern-border country. A century ago, m the bitter Border War over whether Kansas and Nebraska would be slave or free, guerrilla bands moved back and forth across the Kansas-Missouri line, pillaging at will.*

Lawrence, now the home of the University of Kansas, was once more churning with violence last week. Flames lit the sky over the town, gunshots crackled in the night air. Police and National Guardsmen patrolled the streets, and nervous citizens, fearful of the new outlaws in their...

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