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Act of JusticeLincoln's Emancipation Proclamation and the Law of War

Act of Justice: Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation and the Law of War

Burrus M. Carnahan

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124636
eISBN:
9780813134871
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124636.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In his first inaugural address, Abraham Lincoln declared that as president he would “have no lawful right” to interfere with the institution of slavery. Yet less than two years later, he issued a ... More

Cecelia and FannyThe Remarkable Friendship Between an Escaped Slave and Her Former Mistress

Cecelia and Fanny: The Remarkable Friendship Between an Escaped Slave and Her Former Mistress

Brad Asher

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813134147
eISBN:
9780813135922
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134147.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In 1846, Cecelia, a 15-year-old slave girl traveled to Niagara Falls with her young Louisville mistress, Frances “Fanny” Thruston Ballard. During their stay, Cecelia made the bold decision to escape, ... More

The Civil War on the MississippiUnion Sailors, Gunboat Captains, and the Campaign to Control the River

The Civil War on the Mississippi: Union Sailors, Gunboat Captains, and the Campaign to Control the River

Barbara Brooks Tomblin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813167039
eISBN:
9780813167817
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167039.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Following the fall of Fort Sumter, the Lincoln administration adopted General Winfield Scott’s strategy to win the war. Dubbed the Anaconda Plan, it called for a Union blockade of the southern coast ... More

Contested BorderlandThe Civil War in Appalachian Kentucky and Virginia

Contested Borderland: The Civil War in Appalachian Kentucky and Virginia

Brian D. McKnight

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123899
eISBN:
9780813134895
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123899.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

During the four years of the Civil War, the border between eastern Kentucky and southwestern Virginia was highly contested territory, alternately occupied by both the Confederacy and the Union. ... More

For Slavery and UnionBenjamin Buckner and Kentucky Loyalties in the Civil War

For Slavery and Union: Benjamin Buckner and Kentucky Loyalties in the Civil War

Patrick A. Lewis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813160795
eISBN:
9780813165509
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160795.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Through a biography of Kentucky lawyer, soldier, and politician Benjamin F. Buckner (1836–1901), this book reorients the narrative of Civil War–era Kentucky around the experience of conservative ... More

Josie Underwood's Civil War Diary

Josie Underwood's Civil War Diary

Josie Underwood

Nancy Disher Baird (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125312
eISBN:
9780813135151
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125312.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

A well-educated, outspoken member of a politically prominent family in Bowling Green, Kentucky, Josie Underwood (1840–1923) left behind one of the few intimate accounts of the Civil War written by a ... More

Kentucky ConfederatesSecession, Civil War, and the Jackson Purchase

Kentucky Confederates: Secession, Civil War, and the Jackson Purchase

Berry Craig

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813146928
eISBN:
9780813151441
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813146928.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Dubbed “the South Carolina of Kentucky,” the Jackson Purchase was Kentucky's only pro-Confederate region during the Civil War. Secession sentiment was so strong that in 1861, while Kentucky was ... More

Lincoln on TrialSouthern Civilians and the Law of War

Lincoln on Trial: Southern Civilians and the Law of War

Burrus M. Carnahan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125695
eISBN:
9780813135380
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125695.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In light of recent controversies and legal actions related to America's treatment of enemy prisoners in the Middle East and Guantánamo Bay, the regulation of government during wartime has become a ... More

One of Morgan’s MenMemoirs of Lieutenant John M. Porter of the Ninth Kentucky Cavalry

One of Morgan’s Men: Memoirs of Lieutenant John M. Porter of the Ninth Kentucky Cavalry

John M. Porter

Kent Masterson Brown (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813129891
eISBN:
9780813135700
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813129891.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

John Marion Porter (1839–1898) grew up working at his family's farm and dry goods store in Butler County, Kentucky. The oldest of Reverend Nathaniel Porter's nine children, he was studying to become ... More

Reconstructing AppalachiaThe Civil War's Aftermath

Reconstructing Appalachia: The Civil War's Aftermath

Andrew L. Slap and Andrew L. Slap (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125817
eISBN:
9780813135533
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125817.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Families, communities, and the nation itself were irretrievably altered by the Civil War and the subsequent societal transformations of the nineteenth century. The repercussions of the war incited a ... More

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