Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
On Jordan’s BanksEmancipation and Its Aftermath in the Ohio River Valley$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Darrel E. Bigham

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780813123660

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813123660.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM KENTUCKY SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.kentucky.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright The University Press of Kentucky, 2017. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in KSO for personal use (for details see http://www.kentucky.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 24 November 2017

Uneasy Slavery in Kentucky along the Ohio

Uneasy Slavery in Kentucky along the Ohio

Chapter:
(p.12) (p.13) 1 Uneasy Slavery in Kentucky along the Ohio
Source:
On Jordan’s Banks
Author(s):

Darrel E. Bigham

Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813123660.003.0002

This chapter examines slavery in the state of Kentucky along the Ohio River. It suggests that slavery was Kentucky's curse because it shared its porous northern border with an area of free territory, opponents of slavery were close by, and opportunities for slaves to run away were plentiful. It discusses trends in the African American population in the Ohio River counties and highlights the role of churches in representing the African Americans' desire for racial autonomy and self-expression.

Keywords:   slavery, Kentucky, Ohio River, free territory, African Americans, churches, racial autonomy, self-expression

Kentucky Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .