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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

A History of Education in Kentucky

A History of Education in Kentucky

William E. Ellis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813129778
eISBN:
9780813135724
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813129778.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book is divided into four periods: 1775 to the beginning of the Civil War, the Civil War to 1900, 1900 to 1941, and World War II to the mid-1980s. Where K12 and higher education intersect, these ... More

Irvin S. CobbThe Rise and Fall of an American Humorist

Irvin S. Cobb: The Rise and Fall of an American Humorist

William E. Ellis

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813173986
eISBN:
9780813174792
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813173986.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Born and raised in Paducah, Kentucky, Irvin S. Cobb rose from his humble beginnings to national renown as one of America’s most celebrated writers during the early twentieth century. Shortly after ... More

James StillA Life

James Still: A Life

Carol Boggess

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174181
eISBN:
9780813174815
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174181.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

James Still was a twentieth century American writer of poetry, stories, children’s literature, and folklore. His most enduring work was the 1940 novel River of Earth. This literary biography tells ... More

Kentucky and the Great WarWorld War I on the Home Front

Kentucky and the Great War: World War I on the Home Front

David J. Bettez

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813168012
eISBN:
9780813168784
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168012.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book focuses primarily on the Kentucky home front during World War I. It describes how Kentuckians responded to the outbreak of the war in Europe and their response after the United States ... More

Liquor in the Land of the Lost CauseSouthern White Evangelicals and the Prohibition Movement

Liquor in the Land of the Lost Cause: Southern White Evangelicals and the Prohibition Movement

Joe L. Coker

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124711
eISBN:
9780813134727
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124711.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The temperance movement first appeared in America in the 1820s as an outgrowth of the same evangelical fervor that fostered a wide range of reform campaigns. Like many of these movements, temperance ... More

Moonshiners and ProhibitionistsThe Battle over Alcohol in Southern Appalachia

Moonshiners and Prohibitionists: The Battle over Alcohol in Southern Appalachia

Bruce E. Stewart

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813130002
eISBN:
9780813135670
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813130002.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Homemade liquor has played a prominent role in the Appalachian economy for nearly two centuries. The region endured profound transformations during the extreme prohibition movements of the nineteenth ... More

Never Say DieA Kentucky Colt, the Epsom Derby, and the Rise of the Modern Thoroughbred Industry

Never Say Die: A Kentucky Colt, the Epsom Derby, and the Rise of the Modern Thoroughbred Industry

James C. Nicholson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813141671
eISBN:
9780813142470
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813141671.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Never Say Die tells the story of the first Kentucky-bred winner of the Epsom Derby, whose historic 1954 victory in Europe’s most famous race sent shockwaves through the world of Thoroughbred racing. ... More

The New Southern UniversityAcademic Freedom and Liberalism at UNC

The New Southern University: Academic Freedom and Liberalism at UNC

Charles Holden

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813134383
eISBN:
9780813135960
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134383.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book examines the growth of the University of North Carolina (UNC) during the school's formative years between the World Wars. Academic freedom—its history and its current meaning—is often ... More

Nothing Less Than WarA New History of Americas Entry into World War I

Nothing Less Than War: A New History of Americas Entry into World War I

Justus D. Doenecke

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813130026
eISBN:
9780813135755
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813130026.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This history of how Woodrow Wilson attempted to keep the United States out of World War I is also an exercise in nostalgia for an era when Americans debated a war before the president launched one ... More

Passing the TestCombat in Korea, April-June 1951

Passing the Test: Combat in Korea, April-June 1951

William T. Bowers and John T. Greenwood (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813134529
eISBN:
9780813135991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134529.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

For U.S. and UN soldiers fighting the Korean War, the spring of 1951 was brutal. The troops faced a tough and determined foe under challenging conditions. The Chinese Spring Offensive of 1951 ... More

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