As the Civil War was drawing to a close, former Missouri governor Sterling Price led his army on one last desperate campaign to retake his home state for the Confederacy, part of a broader effort to tilt the upcoming 1864 Union elections against Abraham Lincoln and the Republicans. In The Collapse of Price’s Raid: The Beginning of the End in Civil War Missouri, Mark A. Lause examines the complex political and social context of what became known as “Price’s Raid,” the final significant Southern operation west of the Mississippi River.
About the Author
Mark A. Lause came naturally to an interest in Prices raid. He was raised in a blue-collar Missouri community in the path of the 1864 campaign. He later found that the movements of the 1960s posed important questions about the role of the people in changing the institutions and practices of their society. Attempting to understand these issues drew him into the serious professional study of history, where most of his work has focused on pioneering new approaches to understanding the Civil War as the Second American Revolution. Today, he is Senior Professor of American History at the University of Cincinnati. His numerous publications includePrice's Lost Campaign and The Collapse of Prices Raid, both published by the University of Missouri Press. Lause resides in Cincinnati with Katherine Allen, his wife of thirty years.
Published by University of Missouri, paperback, 2016. 312 pages.