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Bluecoats and Tar HeelsSoldiers and Civilians in Reconstruction North Carolina

Bluecoats and Tar Heels: Soldiers and Civilians in Reconstruction North Carolina

Mark L Bradley

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125077
eISBN:
9780813135120
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125077.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Though the Civil War ended in April 1865, the conflict between Unionists and Confederates continued. The bitterness and rancor resulting from the collapse of the Confederacy spurred an ongoing cycle ... More

Bluejackets and ContrabandsAfrican Americans and the Union Navy

Bluejackets and Contrabands: African Americans and the Union Navy

Barbara Brooks Tomblin

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125541
eISBN:
9780813135311
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125541.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

One of the lesser-known stories of the Civil War is the role played by escaped slaves in the Union blockade along the Atlantic coast. From the beginning of the war, many African American refugees ... More

BurleyKentucky Tobacco in a New Century

Burley: Kentucky Tobacco in a New Century

Ann K. Ferrell

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813142333
eISBN:
9780813142562
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142333.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Tobacco farms, once an iconic symbol of American history, are disappearing from the landscape. It is difficult for many people to view the loss of tobacco as lamentable. For many Kentuckians, ... 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 Christmas TruceMyth, Memory, and the First World War

The Christmas Truce: Myth, Memory, and the First World War

Terri Blom Crocker

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166155
eISBN:
9780813166650
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166155.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The 1914 Christmas truce, when enemy soldiers met, fraternized, and even played football in No Man’s Land during the first year of the First World War, is commonly perceived as a manifestation of the ... More

Civil Rights in the Gateway to the SouthLouisville, Kentucky, 1945-1980

Civil Rights in the Gateway to the South: Louisville, Kentucky, 1945-1980

Tracy E. K'Meyer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125398
eISBN:
9780813135274
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125398.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Situated on the banks of the Ohio River, Louisville, Kentucky, represents a cultural and geographical intersection of North and South. Throughout its history, Louisville has simultaneously displayed ... 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

Clark CliffordThe Wise Man of Washington

Clark Clifford: The Wise Man of Washington

John Acacia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125510
eISBN:
9780813135304
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125510.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Although not a household name, Clark Clifford (1906–1998) advised Democratic presidents from Harry S. Truman to Lyndon B. Johnson. The author, American History Professor at William Paterson ... 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

A Concise History of Kentucky

A Concise History of Kentucky

James C. Klotter and Freda C. Klotter

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124988
eISBN:
9780813135298
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124988.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

To most people, the word “Kentucky” is likely to inspire thoughts of Derby Day, burley tobacco fields, feuding Appalachian families, coal mines, and Colonel Sanders' famous fried chicken. There is ... More

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