Cyclopædia of Political Science, Political Economy, and the Political History of the United States

Edited by: Lalor, John J.
(?-1899)
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1881
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New York: Maynard, Merrill, and Co.
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1899
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Includes articles by Frédéric Bastiat, Gustave de Molinari, Henry George, J. B. Say, Francis A. Walker, and more.
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BORDER RUFFIANS

I.150.1

BORDER RUFFIANS (IN U.S. HISTORY), pro-slavery Missouri men who, in 1855 and afterward, made a practice of crossing the border into Kansas to carry elections, or to overawe free state settlers. The name does not seem to have been entirely one of contempt, as it was occasionally accepted and used by the border ruffians themselves.

I.150.2

—See 1 Greeley's American Conflict, 238; Cairnes' Slave Power, 117; and authorities under KANSAS.

A. J.

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