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The Achievement of Wendell BerryThe Hard History of Love

The Achievement of Wendell Berry: The Hard History of Love

Fritz Oehlschlaeger

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813130071
eISBN:
9780813135731
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813130071.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Arguably one of the most important American writers working today, Wendell Berry, is the author of more than fifty books, including novels and collections of poems, short stories, and essays. A ... More

Alben BarkleyA Life in Politics

Alben Barkley: A Life in Politics

James K. Libbey

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167138
eISBN:
9780813167831
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167138.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Born in humble, rural surroundings in the Jackson Purchase, Barkley grew into a sturdy youth who received an education through parental sacrifices. He graduated from Marvin College as an ... More

Appalachian TravelsThe Diary of Olive Dame Campbell

Appalachian Travels: The Diary of Olive Dame Campbell

Olive Dame Campbell

Elizabeth M. Williams (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813136448
eISBN:
9780813141404
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136448.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Olive Dame Campbell is best known as a ballad collector, but she was also a social reformer in Appalachia. Her diary is a the record of a trip that she and her husband, John C. Campbell, made in the ... More

The Arthurdale Community SchoolEducation and Reform in Depression Era Appalachia

The Arthurdale Community School: Education and Reform in Depression Era Appalachia

Sam F. Jr. Stack

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813166889
eISBN:
9780813167855
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166889.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The book examines the Arthurdale School, which was created during the Great Depression and dedicated to the purpose of building community and preparing students for participation in democratic ... More

Before the QuagmireAmerican Intervention in Laos, 1954-1961

Before the Quagmire: American Intervention in Laos, 1954-1961

William Rust

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813135786
eISBN:
9780813136844
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813135786.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book discusses the formulation and execution of U.S. foreign policy in Laos from 1954, when the Geneva Accords ended the First Indochina War, until January 1961, when John F. Kennedy became ... More

Committed to VictoryThe Kentucky Home Front During World War II

Committed to Victory: The Kentucky Home Front During World War II

Richard E. Holl

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813165639
eISBN:
9780813166674
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165639.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Manufacture of arms and munitions for the American military became a high priority for Kentucky companies after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Supervised by federal agencies such as the Office ... More

Crawfish BottomRecovering a Lost Kentucky Community

Crawfish Bottom: Recovering a Lost Kentucky Community

Douglas A. Boyd

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813134086
eISBN:
9780813135892
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134086.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

A small neighborhood in north Frankfort, Kentucky, Crawfish Bottom was located on fifty acres of swampy land along the Kentucky River. “Craw's” reputation for vice, violence, moral corruption, and ... More

The Dream Is LostVoting Rights and the Politics of Race in Richmond, Virginia

The Dream Is Lost: Voting Rights and the Politics of Race in Richmond, Virginia

Julian Maxwell Hayter

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813169484
eISBN:
9780813169972
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169484.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The Dream Is Lost describes more than three decades of national/local racial politics and the unintended consequences of the civil rights movement. It uses the mid-twentieth-century urban history of ... More

Frank L. McVey and the University of KentuckyA Progressive President and the Modernization of a Southern University

Frank L. McVey and the University of Kentucky: A Progressive President and the Modernization of a Southern University

Eric A. Moyen

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813129839
eISBN:
9780813135694
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813129839.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In 1917, fifty-two years after its founding, the University of Kentucky faced stagnation, financial troubles, and disturbing reports of nepotism, resulting in a leadership crisis. A special committee ... More

Gerald Ford and the Challenges of the 1970s

Gerald Ford and the Challenges of the 1970s

Yanek Mieczkowski

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123493
eISBN:
9780813134956
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123493.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

History has not been kind to Gerald Ford. His name evokes an image of either America's only unelected president, who abruptly pardoned his corrupt predecessor, or an accident-prone man who failed to ... More

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