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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

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

Freedom's Main LineThe Journey of Reconciliation and the Freedom Rides

Freedom's Main Line: The Journey of Reconciliation and the Freedom Rides

Derek Charles Catsam

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125114
eISBN:
9780813135137
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125114.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In 1961, the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and other civil rights groups began organizing the Freedom Rides. The Freedom Riders were volunteers of different backgrounds who travelled on buses ... More

Frontiers of FaithBringing Catholicism to the West in the Early Republic

Frontiers of Faith: Bringing Catholicism to the West in the Early Republic

John R. Dichtl

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124865
eISBN:
9780813135106
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124865.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This book examines how Catholics in the early nineteenth-century Ohio Valley—despite the evangelical success of the Protestant faith during the Second Great Awakening —expanded their church, ... More

Funeral Festivals in AmericaRituals for the Living

Funeral Festivals in America: Rituals for the Living

Jacqueline S. Thursby

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123806
eISBN:
9780813134949
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123806.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

When Evelyn Waugh wrote The Loved One (1948) as a satire of the elaborate preparations and memorialization of the dead taking place in his time, he had no way of knowing how technical and ... More

A General Who Will FightThe Leadership of Ulysses S. Grant

A General Who Will Fight: The Leadership of Ulysses S. Grant

Harry S. Laver

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813136776
eISBN:
9780813141282
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136776.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Prior to his service in the Civil War, nothing about Ulysses S. Grant indicated that he would be an extraordinary leader. His performance as a cadet at West Point was mediocre and he finished in the ... More

General William E. DePuyPreparing the Army for Modern War

General William E. DePuy: Preparing the Army for Modern War

Henry G. Gole

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125008
eISBN:
9780813135168
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125008.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Considered one of most influential U.S. military officers of the twentieth century, William E. DePuy (1919–1992) developed the education and training program that regenerated the U.S. Army after the ... More

George Keats of KentuckyA Life

George Keats of Kentucky: A Life

Lawrence M. Crutcher

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813136882
eISBN:
9780813141411
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136882.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This is a biography of George Keats, brother of the poet John Keats and a community leader in Louisville. The book examines how the boys’ troubled childhood in London, orphaned at early ages, linked ... 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

God Speaks to Us, TooSouthern Baptist Women on Church, Home, and Society

God Speaks to Us, Too: Southern Baptist Women on Church, Home, and Society

Susan M. Shaw

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124766
eISBN:
9780813135083
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124766.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

How can women find strength, courage, and motivation in a religious denomination that believes in the necessity of a wife's submission to her husband? This book shows that Southern Baptist women are ... More

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