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Bad Blood - The Border War that Triggered the Civil War
Bad Blood is the story of an epic and influential time in our nation's history. In the years leading up to the Civil War, a bloody conflict between slaveholders and abolitionists focused the nation's eyes on the state of Missouri and the territory of Kansas. Told through the actual words of slave owners, free-staters, border ruffians, and politicians, Bad Blood presents the complex morality, differing values, and life-and-death decisions faced by those who lived on the Missouri-Kansas border in the turbulent years from 1854 through 1860. Bad Blood is the recipient of two 2007 Emmys. Kansas City Star entertainment columnist Aaron Barnhart said of the film, “I can’t recall a more thorough or compelling account of the tug-of-war between pro-slavery and anti-slavery forces in Kansas.”