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  • Anna Hubbardby Mia Cunningham

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    Anna Eikenhout (1902-1986) was an honors graduate of Ohio State University, a fine-arts librarian, a skilled pianist, and an avid reader in three languages. Harlan Hubbard (1900-1988), a little-known painter and would-be shantyboater, seemed an unlikely husband, but together they lived a life out of the pages of Thoreau's Walden . Much of what is... 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...

  • From My Old Kentucky Home to the White Houseby Catherine Conner

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    This lively memoir recounts the story of a determined woman who led a remarkable life in the highest circles of power in both state and national politics. Catherine Conner spent her formative years on a farm named "Solitude," located outside of Bardstown. Her father, who taught her early to ride and swim, told the young woman, "I can't teach you how... more...

  • Janice Holt Gilesby Dianne Watkins Stuart

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    In 1946, at the age of 41, Janice Holt Giles wrote her first novel. Although it took her only three months to complete the first draft, working at night so as not to conflict with her secretarial job, it was another four years before The Enduring Hills was published. Three years later, when her sixth novel appeared, Janice Holt Giles's works had... more...

  • Passing for Blackby Wade Hall

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 20.00

    In 1976, Kentucky state legislator Mae Street Kidd successfully sponsored a resolution ratifying the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments to the U.S. Constitution. It was fitting that a black woman should initiate the state's formal repudiation of slavery; that it was Mrs. Kidd was all the more appropriate. Born in Millersburg, Kentucky, in 1904 to a black... more...

  • Pioneer Spiritby Mary Ellen SCN Doyle

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    Mother Catherine Spalding (1793--1858) was the cofounder and first leader of one of the most significant American religious communities for women -- the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. Spalding also founded several educational institutions, Louisville's first private hospital, and the first social service agencies for children in Kentucky. In 2003,... more...

  • Multicolored Memories of a Black Southern Girlby Kitty Oliver

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    A telling memoir by an exciting new voice, Multicolored Memories of a Black Southern Girl explores journalist Kitty Oliver's coming of age as she makes the crossing from an all-black to a predominantly white world. Born and raised in an all-black area of Jacksonville, Florida, Oliver was one of the first African American freshmen to enter the... more...

  • A Union Woman in Civil War Kentuckyby Frances Dallam Peter

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Frances Peter was one of the eleven children of Dr. Robert Peter, a surgeon for the Union army. The Peter family lived on Gratz Park near downtown Lexington, where nineteen-year-old Frances began recording her impressions of the Civil War. Because of illness, she did not often venture outside her home but was able to gather a remarkable amount of... more...

  • Jane Hicks Gentryby Betty N. Smith

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    "Winner of the North Carolina Society of Historians Award Jane Hicks Gentry lived her entire life in the remote, mountainous northwest corner of North Carolina and was descended from old Appalachian families in which singing and storytelling were part of everyday life. Gentry took this tradition to heart, and her legacy includes ballads, songs, stories,... more...

  • Eliza Calvert Hallby Lynn E. Niedermeier

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 45.00

    In 1907, the author, poet, essayist, and folk art historian Eliza Calvert Hall (1856--1935) published Aunt Jane of Kentucky , a collection of stories about rural life infused with the spirit and gentle good humor of its elderly narrator, Aunt Jane. The book and several sequels achieved wide popularity and placed Hall in the front ranks of "local... more...