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The Assault on Elisha Green: Race and Religion in a Kentucky Community

Randolph Paul Runyon


On June 8, 1883, Rev. Elisha Green was traveling by train from Maysville to Paris, Kentucky. At Millersburg, about forty students from the Millersburg Female College crowded onto the train, accompanied by their music teacher, Frank L. Bristow, and the college president, George T. Gould. Gould grabbed the reverend by the shoulder and ordered him to give up his seat. When Green refused, Bristow and Gould assaulted him until the conductor intervened and ordered the assailants to stop or he would throw them off of the train. Friends advised Green to take legal action, and he did, winning his case ... More

Keywords: elisha green, george t. gould, kentucky, maysville, kentucky, paris, kentucky, new mexico, bourbon county, southern religion, charles dobyns, frank l. bristow, mason county

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780813152387
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813152387.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Randolph Paul Runyon, author
Miami University