Tags » Road To War

The Fuss and Pardee Butler, Part Seven

Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Hauling Pardee Butler down to the river, threatening to drown him, and conducting a kangaroo court staffed by well-lubricated hecklers only went so far. 672 more words

Road To War

The Fuss and Pardee Butler, Part Six

Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

We left Pardee Butler on the bank of the Missouri and under questioning by Robert S. 639 more words

Road To War

The Fuss and Pardee Butler, Part Five

I briefly and inadvertently published a not quite finished version of this post yesterday when meaning to save it. Sorry for any confusion, Gentle Readers. 656 more words

Road To War

On Slavery and America

I neglected to highlight this in my post on the new museum in Louisiana, but should have:

The Declaration of Independence proclaiming that “all men are created equal” was drafted by men who were afforded the time to debate its language because the land that enriched many of them was tended to by slaves.

121 more words
Road To War

A Slave Labor Camp Museum

In The Half Has Never Been Told, Ed Baptist calls plantations slave labor camps. The first two words hardly require explanation, but the third might. 1,123 more words

Road To War

The Fuss and Pardee Butler, Part Four

Parts 1, 2, 3

Pardee Butler had the courage to walk into Atchison, Kansas on August 16, 1855 and go around telling people that he favored a free Kansas and expected to vote to that effect. 655 more words

Road To War

The Fuss and Pardee Butler, Part Three

Parts One and Two

When Robert S. Kelley and his well-armed friends accosted Pardee Butler at his boarding house in Atchison, Kansas, they demanded he sign off on some resolutions that Kelley’s paper had published. 700 more words

Road To War