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Discrimination & Race Relations

  • South Africa and the Worldby Amry Vandenbosch

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In this first comprehensive study of the foreign policy of South Africa, Amry Vandenbosch focuses attention not only on some of the major problems of a white-dominated African country but also, in wider scope, on three of the chief issues of mid-twentieth century: colonialism, race relations, and collective security. South Africa has inaugurated... more...

  • The Armies of the Streetsby Adrian Cook

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In July 1863 New York City experienced widespread rioting unparalleled in the history of the nation. Here for the first time is a scholarly analysis of the Draft Riots, dealing with motives and with the reasons for the recurring civil disorders in nineteenth-century New York: the appalling living conditions, the corruption of the civic government,... more...

  • Black Coal Miners in Americaby Ronald L. Lewis

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    From the early day of mining in colonial Virginia and Maryland up to the time of World War II, blacks were an important part of the labor force in the coal industry. Yet in this, as in other enterprises, their role has heretofore been largely ignored. Now Roland L. Lewis redresses the balance in this comprehensive history of black coal miners in America.... more...

  • Freedom at Riskby Carol Wilson

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Kidnapping was perhaps the greatest fear of free blacks in pre-Civil War America. Though they may have descended from generations of free-born people or worked to purchase their freedom, free blacks were not able to enjoy the privileges and opportunities of white Americans. They lived with the constant threat of kidnapping and enslavement, against... more...

  • Black Liberation in Kentuckyby Victor B. Howard

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Kentucky occupied an unusual position with regard to slavery during the Civil War as well as after. Since the state never seceded, the emancipation proclamation did not free the majority of Kentucky's slaves; in fact, Kentucky and Delaware were the only two states where legal slavery still existed when the thirteenth amendment was adopted by Congress.... more...

  • Kentucky in the Reconstruction Eraby Ross A. Webb

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 28.00

    Although Kentucky was not subject to reconstruction as such, the period of readjustment following the Civil War was a troubled one for the Commonwealth. Violence begun by guerillas continued for years. In addition, white "Regulators" tried to cow the new freedmen and keep them in a perpetual state of fearful submission that would assure the agricultural... more...

  • Masters and Slaves in the House of the Lordby John B. Boles

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    Much that is commonly accepted about slavery and religion in the Old South is challenged in this significant book. The eight essays included here show that throughout the antebellum period, southern whites and blacks worshipped together, heard the same sermons, took communion and were baptized together, were subject to the same church discipline,... more...

  • The Ku Klux Klan in the Southwestby Charles C. Alexander

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    This is a study of a disturbing phenomenon in American society -- the Ku Klux Klan -- and that eruption of nativism, racism and moral authoritarianism during the 1920s in the four states of the Southwest -- Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Arkansas -- in which the Klan became especially powerful. The hooded order is viewed here as a move by frustrated... more...

  • Mark Twain And The Southby Arthur G. Pettit

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    The South was many things to Mark Twain: boyhood home, testing ground for manhood, and the principal source of creative inspiration. Although he left the South while a young man, seldom to return, it remained for him always a haunting presence, alternately loved and loathed. To follow his changing attitudes toward the South and its people is to observe... more...

  • The Price of Freedomby T. Stephen Whitman

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    A stereotypical image of manumission is that of a benign plantation owner freeing his slaves on his deathbed. But as Stephen Whitman demonstrates, the truth was far more complex, especially in border states where manumission was much more common. Whitman analyzes the economic and social history of Baltimore to show how the vigorous growth of the... more...