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  • Educating the Women of Hainanby Kathleen L. Lodwick

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    For Margaret Moninger -- a brilliant, fun-loving, and dedicated young woman from Iowa -- a career as a missionary in China promised adventure and the chance for responsibility and authority denied most American women of her time. In 1915 she went as a Presbyterian missionary to Hainan Island, China's southernmost territory, where she remained until... more...

  • H.B. Morse, Customs Commissioner and Historian of Chinaby John King Fairbank; Martha Henderson Coolidge; Richard J. Smith

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Hosea Ballou Morse (1855-1934) sailed to China in 1874, and for the next thirty-five years he labored loyally in the Imperial Chinese Maritime Customs Service, becoming one of its most able commissioners and acquiring a deep knowledge of China's economy and foreign relations. After his retirement in 1909, Morse devoted himself to scholarship. He pioneered... more...

  • Country Doctorby Shirley Gish

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    Claire Louise Caudill is one of those rare people who have become legends in their own time. She delivered more than 8,000 babies over the years, in and around her hometown of Morehead, Kentucky. In 1995 she was named Country Doctor of the Year, and she has been interviewed by CBS and featured in USA Today . Dr. Caudill stopped delivering babies... more...

  • Goebbels And Der Angriffby Russel Lemmons

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    The Berlin newspaper Der Angriff ( The Attack ), founded by Joseph Goebbels in 1927, was a significant instrument for arousing support for Nazi ideas. Berlin was the center of the political life of the Weimar Republic, and Goebbels became an actor upon this frenetic stage in 1926, becoming Gauleiter of Berlin's Nazis. Focusing on the period from... more...

  • Militant Mediatorby Dennis C. Dickerson

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    During the turbulent 1960s, civil rights leader Whitney M. Young Jr. devised a new and effective strategy to achieve equality for African Americans. Young blended interracial mediation with direct protest, demonstrating that these methods pursued together were the best tactics for achieving social, economic, and political change. Militant Mediator... more...

  • The GI Generationby Frank F. Mathias

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    Frank Mathias was born in Maysville, Kentucky, (pop. 7000) in 1925 and grew up in nearby Carlisle (pop. 1500), where life in his small town was much like that in towns and villages all across America. He came of age in an era of total security; his parents never even had a key to their front door. Daily living was infused with gossip; no one had a... more...

  • Weavers of the Southern Highlandsby Philis Alvic

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Weaving centers led the Appalachian Craft Revival at the beginning of the twentieth century. Soon after settlement workers came to the mountains to start schools, they expanded their focus by promoting weaving as a way for women to help their family's financial situation. Women wove thousands of guest towels, baby blankets, and place mats that found... more...

  • William Dunbarby Jr. Arthur H. DeRosier

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 55.00

    In 1804, while Lewis and Clark were still making their way up the Missouri River, Thomas Jefferson formulated a plan for a similarly ambitious exploration that would proceed from the Mississippi up the Red River "to the tops of the mountains" and then return by way of the Arkansas River. The man he selected to lead this venture was William Dunbar... more...

  • The Bizarre Careers of John R. Brinkleyby R. Alton Lee

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    Tells the story of the infamous "Goat Gland Doctor" -- controversial medical charlatan, groundbreaking radio impresario, and prescient political campaigner -- and recounts his amazing rags to riches to rags career. A popular joke of the 1920s posed the question, "What's the fastest thing on four legs?" The punch line? "A goat passing Dr. Brinkley's... more...

  • Confederate General R.S. Ewellby Paul D. Casdorph

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Richard Stoddert Ewell is best known as the Confederate General selected by Robert E. Lee to replace "Stonewall" Jackson as chief of the Second Corps in the Army of Northern Virginia. Ewell is also remembered as the general who failed to drive Federal troops from the high ground of Cemetery Hill and Culp's Hill during the Battle of Gettysburg. Many... more...