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Becoming BourgeoisMerchant Culture in the South, 1820-1865

Becoming Bourgeois: Merchant Culture in the South, 1820-1865

Frank J. Byrne

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124049
eISBN:
9780813134857
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124049.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book focuses on what historians have come to call the “middling sort”, the economic group falling between yeoman farmers and the planter class that dominated the antebellum South. At a time when ... 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

Dear AppalachiaReaders, Identity, and Popular Fiction since 1878

Dear Appalachia: Readers, Identity, and Popular Fiction since 1878

Emily Satterwhite

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813130101
eISBN:
9780813135854
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813130101.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book demonstrates the value of using fan mail and online customer reviews to determine what meanings readers made of popular fictions set in Appalachia. Employing the methodological innovation ... More

Explaining TraditionsFolk Behavior in Modern Culture

Explaining Traditions: Folk Behavior in Modern Culture

Simon J. Bronner

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813134062
eISBN:
9780813135885
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134062.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book discusses the underlying reasons for the continuing popularity of traditions, delving into their social and psychological roles in everyday life. The book argues that despite intellectual ... 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

I Wonder as I WanderThe Life of John Jacob Niles

I Wonder as I Wander: The Life of John Jacob Niles

Ron Pen

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125978
eISBN:
9780813135564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125978.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Louisville native John Jacob Niles (1892–1980) is considered to be one of America's most influential musicians. As a composer and balladeer, Niles drew inspiration from the deep well of traditional ... More

Kentucky's Cookbook HeritageTwo Hundred Years of Southern Cuisine and Culture

Kentucky's Cookbook Heritage: Two Hundred Years of Southern Cuisine and Culture

John van Willigen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813146898
eISBN:
9780813151458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813146898.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Simply expressed, the book is a history of Kentucky cookbooks. The cookbooks considered include those written by authors with roots in Kentucky or produced by Kentucky-based groups such as churches, ... More

Kentucky's Frontier HighwayHistorical Landscapes along the Maysville Road

Kentucky's Frontier Highway: Historical Landscapes along the Maysville Road

Karl Raitz and Robert Roland-Holst

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813136646
eISBN:
9780813141343
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136646.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Two overland routes provided eighteenth-century migrants from the middle Atlantic coast access to the Ohio River valley's fertile Kentucky country. A southern route, the Wilderness Road, crossed ... More

Learning Native WisdomWhat Traditional Cultures Teach Us about Subsistence, Sustainibility, and Spirtuality

Learning Native Wisdom: What Traditional Cultures Teach Us about Subsistence, Sustainibility, and Spirtuality

Gary Holthaus

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124872
eISBN:
9780813135281
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124872.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Many native North American cultures have origins that predate Confucius, who lived 500 years before the birth of Christ. For generations the people of these traditions have thrived under conditions ... More

Lessons in LikenessPortrait Painters in Kentucky and the Ohio River Valley, 1802-1920

Lessons in Likeness: Portrait Painters in Kentucky and the Ohio River Valley, 1802-1920

Estill Curtis Pennington

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126128
eISBN:
9780813135458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126128.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

From 1802, when the young artist William Edward West began painting portraits on a downriver trip to New Orleans, to 1918, when John Alberts, the last of Frank Duveneck's students, worked in ... More

The Mother of All ArtsAgrarianism and the Creative Impulse

The Mother of All Arts: Agrarianism and the Creative Impulse

Gene Logsdon

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124438
eISBN:
9780813134734
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124438.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

When Gene Logsdon realized that he experienced the same creative joy from farming as he did from writing, he suspected that agriculture itself was a form of art. Thus began his search for the origins ... More

The Notorious John MorrisseyHow a Bare-Knuckle Brawler Became a Congressman and Founded Saratoga Race Course

The Notorious John Morrissey: How a Bare-Knuckle Brawler Became a Congressman and Founded Saratoga Race Course

James C. Nicholson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167503
eISBN:
9780813167824
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167503.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Through the lens of the colorful life of John Morrissey, this book examines the confluence of gambling, politics, and tourism that contributed to the development of commercialized sports in mid- to ... More

Politics and Religion in the White South

Politics and Religion in the White South

Glenn Feldman (ed.)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123639
eISBN:
9780813134758
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123639.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Politics, while always an integral part of the daily life in the southern United States, took on a new level of importance after the Civil War. Today, political strategists view the South as an ... More

Southern Farmers and Their StoriesMemory and Meaning in Oral History

Southern Farmers and Their Stories: Memory and Meaning in Oral History

Melissa Walker

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124094
eISBN:
9780813134789
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124094.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The industrial expansion of the twentieth century brought with it a profound shift away from traditional agricultural modes and practices in the American South. The forces of economic ... More

A Woman's WageHistorical Meanings and Social Consequences

A Woman's Wage: Historical Meanings and Social Consequences

Alice Kessler-Harris

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813145136
eISBN:
9780813145631
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145136.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book explores the changing social ideas that have determined wages for women during the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. The struggle between the concepts of identity, traditional ... More

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