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  1. Blood in the Hills

    Blood in the Hills: A History of Violence in Appalachia [Paperback]

    Bruce E. Stewart (Editor); Bruce E. Stewart (Other); Kevin T. Barksdale (Other); Kathryn Shively Meier (Other); Tyler Boulware (Other)

    £29.00

    ISBN: 9780813175829
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Series: New Directions in Southern History
    To many antebellum Americans, Appalachia was a frightening wilderness of lawlessness, peril, robbers, and hidden dangers. The extensive media coverage of horse stealing and scalping raids profiled the region's residents as intrinsically violent. A... .... Learn More
  2. The Mentelles

    The Mentelles: Mary Todd Lincoln, Henry Clay, and the Immigrant Family Who Educated Antebellum Kentucky [Hardback]

    Randolph Paul Runyon (Author)

    £33.00

    ISBN: 9780813175386
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    John R. Deane Jr. (1919--2013) was born with all the advantages a man needs to succeed in a career in the US Army, and he capitalized on his many opportunities in spectacular fashion. The son of one of George C. Marshall's closest assistants, Dean... .... Learn More
  3. Rethinking the Civil War Era

    Rethinking the Civil War Era: Directions for Research [Hardback]

    Paul D. Escott (Author)

    £41.50

    ISBN: 9780813175355
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Series: New Directions in Southern History
    Arguably, no event since the American Revolution has had a greater impact on US history than the Civil War. This devastating and formative conflict occupies a permanent place in the nation's psyche and continues to shape race relations, economic d... .... Learn More
  4. The Civil War Guerrilla

    The Civil War Guerrilla: Unfolding the Black Flag in History, Memory, and Myth [Paperback]

    Joseph M. Beilein (Editor); Matthew C. Hulbert (Editor); Christopher Phillips (Author); Joseph M. Beilein (Other); Matthew C. Hulbert (Other)

    £25.00

    ISBN: 9780813175768
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Series: New Directions in Southern History
    Most Americans are familiar with major Civil War battles such as Manassas (Bull Run), Shiloh, and Gettysburg, which have been extensively analyzed by generations of historians. However, not all of the war's engagements were fought in a conventiona... .... Learn More
  5. An Unseen Light

    An Unseen Light: Black Struggles for Freedom in Memphis, Tennessee [Hardback]

    Aram Goudsouzian (Editor); Charles W. McKinney (Editor); Elizabeth Gritter (Other); Brian D. Page (Other); Darius Young (Other)

    £37.50

    ISBN: 9780813175515
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Series: Civil Rights and the Struggle for Black Equality in the Twentieth Century
    During the second half of the nineteenth century, Memphis, Tennessee, had the largest metropolitan population of African Americans in the Mid-South region and served as a political hub for civic organizations and grassroots movements. On April 4, ... .... Learn More
  6. James and Esther Cooper Jackson

    James and Esther Cooper Jackson: Love and Courage in the Black Freedom Movement [Paperback]

    Sara Rzeszutek (Author)

    £25.00

    ISBN: 9780813174983
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Series: Civil Rights and the Struggle for Black Equality in the Twentieth Century
    Bobbie Ann Mason burst onto the American literary scene during a renaissance of short fiction that Raymond Carver called a "literary phenomenon." Anne Tyler hailed Mason as "a full-fledged master of the short story." Mason's work, charged with a s... .... Learn More
  7. The Chicago Freedom Movement

    The Chicago Freedom Movement: Martin Luther King Jr. and Civil Rights Activism in the North [Paperback]

    Mary Lou Finley (Editor); Bernard LaFayette (Editor); James R. Ralph (Editor); Pam Smith (Editor); Mary Lou Finley (Other)

    £25.00

    ISBN: 9780813175003
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Series: Civil Rights and the Struggle for Black Equality in the Twentieth Century
    Six months after the Selma to Montgomery marches and just weeks after the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, a group from Martin Luther King Jr.'s staff arrived in Chicago, eager to apply his nonviolent approach to social change in a northe... .... Learn More
  8. Kentucky Confederates

    Kentucky Confederates: Secession, Civil War, and the Jackson Purchase [Paperback]

    Berry Craig (Author)

    £23.00

    ISBN: 9780813174396
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    During the Civil War, the majority of Kentuckians supported the Union under the leadership of Henry Clay, but one part of the state presented a striking exception. The Jackson Purchase - bounded by the Mississippi River to the west, the Ohio River... .... Learn More
  9. Harold Stassen

    Harold Stassen: Eisenhower, the Cold War, and the Pursuit of Nuclear Disarmament [Hardback]

    Lawrence S. Kaplan (Author)

    £66.50

    ISBN: 9780813174860
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Series: Studies in Conflict, Diplomacy, and Peace
    Harold Stassen (1907-2001) garnered accolades as the thirty-one-year-old "boy wonder" governor of Minnesota and quickly assumed a national role as aide to Admiral William Halsey Jr. during World War II. When Dwight D. Eisenhower was elected in 195... .... Learn More
  10. Kentucky's Rebel Press

    Kentucky's Rebel Press: Pro-Confederate Media and the Secession Crisis [Hardback]

    Berry Craig (Author)

    £37.50

    ISBN: 9780813174594
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Throughout the Civil War, the influence of the popular press and its skillful use of propaganda was extremely significant in Kentucky. Union and Confederate sympathizers were scattered throughout the border slave state, and in 1860, at least twent... .... Learn More

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