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The University Press of Kentucky

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  • The Land We Dreamedby Joe Survant

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 12.99

    Weaving together universal themes of family, geography, and death with images of America's frontier landscape, former Kentucky Poet Laureate Joe Survant has been lauded for his ability to capture the spirit of the land and its people. Kliatt magazine has praised his work, stating, "Survant's words sing.... This is storytelling at its best." Exploring... more...

  • Radical Future Pastsby Romand Coles; Mark Reinhardt; George Shulman

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 30.00

    Written by both well-established and rising scholars, Radical Future Pasts seeks to open up new possibilities for theoretical inquiries and engagements with practical political struggles. Unlike conventional "state of the discipline" collections, this volume does not summarize the history of political theory. Rather than accept traditional ideas about... more...

  • Violence against Women in Kentuckyby Carol E. Jordan

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 40.00

    For more than two centuries, Kentucky women have fought for the right to vote, own property, control their wages, and be safe at home and in the workplace. Tragically, many of these women's voices have been silenced by abuse and violence. In Violence against Women in Kentucky: A History of U.S. and State Legislative Reform, Carol E. Jordan chronicles... more...

  • Entangled by White Supremacyby Janet G. Hudson

    The University Press of Kentucky 2009; US$ 50.00

    In Entangled by White Supremacy: Reform in World War I-era South Carolina, Janet G. Hudson analyzes World War I-era South Carolina, a state whose white minority maintained political power by rigidly enforcing white supremacy over its African American majority. Considering the aspirations and actions of both black and white reformers, Hudson looks... more...

  • This is Home Nowby Arwen Donahue; Rebecca Gayle Howell; Joan Ringelheim; Douglas A. Boyd; James C. Klotter; Terry Birdwhistell

    The University Press of Kentucky 2009; US$ 40.00

    At the end of World War II, many thousands of Jewish Holocaust survivors immigrated to the United States from Europe in search of a new beginning. Most settled in major metropolitan areas, usually in predominantly Jewish communities, where proximity to co-religionists offered a measure of cultural and social support. However, some survivors settled... more...

  • Killing Traditionby Simon J. Bronner

    The University Press of Kentucky 2009; US$ 40.00

    Is hunting a bygone activity, out of touch with modern life; or is it valuable as an escape from it? Does hunting promote violence, not just to animals, but to humans as well? Is hunting, with its connection to the land and frontier experience, a heritage worth preserving? These questions form the foundations for discussion in Killing Tradition: Inside... more...

  • The Essential Agrarian Readerby Norman Wirzba

    The University Press of Kentucky 2010; US$ 30.00

    With a Foreword by Barbara Kingsolver. A compelling worldview with advocates from around the globe, agrarianism challenges the shortcomings of our industrial and technological economy. Not simply focused on farming, the agrarian outlook encourages us to develop practices and policies that promote the health of land, community, and culture. Agrarianism... more...

  • History Teaches Us to Hopeby Charles P. Roland

    The University Press of Kentucky 2010; US$ 45.00

    Charles Pierce Roland ranks as one of the most distinguished and respected historians of the Civil War and the American South. A former president of the Southern Historical Association, Roland is the author of nine books, including An American Iliad: The Story of the Civil War, the definitive biography of Confederate general Albert Sidney Johnston,... more...

  • Kentucky Lawyerby Mac Swinford

    The University Press of Kentucky 2010; US$ 19.95

    Presenting the most humorous, enlightening, and touching moments of a remarkable fifty-year career, Kentucky Lawyer provides an authoritative and enjoyable portrayal of the legal profession. Mac Swinford, a legend of the Kentucky bar and bench, tackles topics ranging from the importance of amicus curiae to the court's encounters with Santa Claus. more...

  • The Future of Religion in American Politicsby Charles W. Dunn

    The University Press of Kentucky 2010; US$ 30.00

    From City Hall to the White House, from local courthouses to the Supreme Court, religion is indisputably influential in American politics. Finding the proper relationship between church and state has given rise to difficult questions and heated debates in such disparate arenas as education, abortion, immigration, medicine, warfare, and sexuality.... more...