Do you think Kansas’ role in the Civil War is overlooked?
Asked at Massachusetts Street on May 29, 2005
“I guess it is, because I didn’t read about it. I went to school in Texas and I don’t remember hearing anything about Kansas and the Civil War.”
“Yes. I didn’t learn anything about Kansas when I studied the Civil War in school, but I picked up a bit of the history visiting historical sites.”
“Probably, because Kansas was at the center of the conflict and could have gone either way, but managed to remain a free state.”
“Yes, because we are looked upon as a neutral state, and I think the fact that Mass. Street burned to the ground proves otherwise. I think historians focus too much on what was happening on the coast.”