||Introduction: Revisiting the Long Civil War on the Border / Jonathan Earle and Diane Mutti Burke -- 1. "I Came Not to Bring Peace, but a Sword": The Christian War God and the War of All against All on the Kansas-Missouri Border / Michael Fellman -- Part I. Slavery and Politics of Law and Order along the Border: 2. Before the Border Wars: Slavery and the Settlement of the Western Frontier, 1825-1845 / Kristen K. Epps; 3. The Goose Question: The Proslavery Party in Territorial Kansas and the "Crisis in Law and Order" / Nicole Etcheson; 4. "Nigger-worshipping fanatics" and "villain[s] of the blackest dye": Racialized Manhoods and the Sectional Debates / Kristen Tegtmeier Oertel; 5. "The Noise of Democracy:" The Lecompton Constitution in Congress and Kansas / Pearl T. Ponce -- Part II. Making the Border Bleed: 6. - The Illusion of Security: The Governments' Response to the Jayhawker Threat of Late 1860 / Tony R. Mullis; 7. 'If I Went West, I Think I Would Go To Kansas': Abraham Lincoln, the Sunflower State, and the Election of 1860 / Jonathan Earle; 8. "A Question of Power Not One of Law": Federal Occupation and the Politics of Loyalty in the Western Border Slave States during the American Civil War / Christopher Phillips -- 9. "Slavery Dies Hard": Enslaved Missourians' Struggle for Freedom / Diane Mutti Burke; 10. The Guerrilla Shirt: A Labor of Love and the Style of Rebellion in Civil War Missouri / Joseph M. Beilein Jr. -- Part III. The Border War Reconstructed and Remembered: 11. The Lexington Weekly Caucasian: White Supremacist Discourse in Post-Civil War Western Missouri / Aaron Astor; 12. "We Promise to Use the Ballot as We Did the Bayonet": Black Suffrage Activism and the Limits of Loyalty in Reconstruction Missouri / John W. McKerley -- 13. "A Little Different than in Alabama": Sectional Narratives and the Rhetoric of Racist Violence / Brent M.S. Campney; 14. The Quantrill Men Reunions: The Missouri-Kansas Border War, Fifty Years On / Jeremy Neely; 15. "William Quantrill Is My Homeboy," Or, The Border War Goes to College / Jennifer L. Weber.