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The University Press of Kentucky

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  • At The Breakersby Mary Ann Taylor-Hall

    The University Press of Kentucky 2009; US$ 24.95

    Literary fiction has presented readers with centuries of memorable women in trouble. Here, the author of the widely praised and beloved Come and Go, Molly Snow, Kentucky novelist Mary Ann Taylor-Hall, offers Jo Sinclair, a long-term single parent of four children. Fleeing an abusive relationship, she winds up in Sea Cove, New Jersey, in front of The... more...

  • Advance and Destroyby John Nelson Rickard; debra nystrom

    The University Press of Kentucky 2011; US$ 34.95

    In the winter of 1944--1945, Hitler sought to divide Allied forces in the heavily forested Ardennes region of Luxembourg and Belgium. He deployed more than 400,000 troops in one of the last major German offensives of the war, which became known as the Battle of the Bulge, in a desperate attempt to regain the strategic initiative in the West. Hitler's... more...

  • African American Fraternities and Sororitiesby Tamara L. Brown; Gregory S. Parks; Clarenda M. Phillips

    The University Press of Kentucky 2005; US$ 29.95

    The first African American fraternities and sororities were established at the turn of the twentieth century to encourage leadership, racial pride, and academic excellence among black college students confronting the legacy of slavery and the indignities of Jim Crow segregation. Among their ranks are legendary artists, politicians, theologians, inventors,... more...

  • Blood in the Hillsby Bruce E. Stewart; Kevin T. Barksdale; Kathryn Shively Meier; Tyler Boulware; John C. Inscoe; Katherine Ledford; Durwood Dunn; Mary E. Engel; Rand Dotson; T.R.C. Hutton; Paul H. Rakes; Kevin Young; Richard D. Starnes; Kenneth R. Bailey

    The University Press of Kentucky 2011; US$ 55.00

    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. After the Civil War, this characterization continued to permeate perceptions of the area and news of the... more...

  • Thomas Inceby Brian Taves

    The University Press of Kentucky 2011; US$ 39.95

    Thomas H. Ince (1880--1924) turned movie-making into a business enterprise. Progressing from actor to director and screenwriter, he revolutionized the motion picture industry through developing the role of the producer. In addition to building the first major Hollywood studio facility, dubbed "Inceville," he was responsible for more than 800 films.... more...

  • Tales from Kentucky One-Room School Teachersby William Lynwood Montell

    The University Press of Kentucky 2011; US$ 24.95

    In an educational era defined by large school campuses and overcrowded classrooms, it is easy to overlook the era of one-room schools, when teachers filled every role, including janitor, and provided a familylike atmosphere in which children also learned from one another. In Tales from Kentucky One-Room School Teachers, William Lynwood Montell... more...

  • Voices from the Peace Corpsby Angene Wilson; Jack Wilson; Christopher J. Dodd

    The University Press of Kentucky 2011; US$ 35.00

    President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps on March 1, 1961. In the fifty years since, nearly 200,000 Americans have served in 139 countries, providing technical assistance, promoting a better understanding of American culture, and bringing the world back to the United States. In Voices from the Peace Corps: Fifty Years of Kentucky... more...

  • One of Morgan's Menby John M. Porter; Kent Masterson Brown

    The University Press of Kentucky 2011; US$ 32.50

    John Marion Porter (1839--1898) grew up working at his family's farm and dry goods store in Butler County, Kentucky. The oldest of Reverend Nathaniel Porter's nine children, he was studying to become a lawyer when the Civil War began. As the son of a family of slave owners, Porter identified with the Southern cause and wasted little time enlisting... more...

  • Frank L. McVey and the University of Kentuckyby Eric A. Moyen

    The University Press of Kentucky 2011; US$ 35.00

    In 1917, fifty-two years after its founding, the University of Kentucky faced stagnation, financial troubles, and disturbing reports of nepotism, resulting in a leadership crisis. A special committee investigated the institution and issued a report calling for a massive transformation of the university, including the hiring of a new president who... more...

  • Constructing Affirmative Actionby David Hamilton Golland

    The University Press of Kentucky 2011; US$ 50.00

    Between 1965, when President Lyndon B. Johnson defined affirmative action as a legitimate federal goal, and 1972, when President Richard M. Nixon named one of affirmative action's chief antagonists the head of the Department of Labor, government officials at all levels addressed racial economic inequality in earnest. Providing members of historically... more...