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Civil War Period (1850-1877)

  • Intimate Reconstructionsby Catherine A. Jones

    University of Virginia Press 2015; US$ 45.00

    In Intimate Reconstructions, Catherine Jones considers how children shaped, and were shaped by, Virginia?s Reconstruction. Jones argues that questions of how to define, treat, reform, or protect children were never far from the surface of public debate and private concern in post?Civil War Virginia. Through careful examination of governmental,... more...

  • Lincoln and the Bluegrassby William H. Townsend

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 24.95

    The Bluegrass region of Kentucky was the only part of the slaveholding South Abraham Lincoln knew intimately. How the cultural environment of Lexington, the home of Lincoln's wife, with its pleasure-loving aristocracy, its distinguished political leaders, and its slave auctions shaped his opinions on slavery and secession is traced in these pages.... more...

  • Texas Dividedby James Marten

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    The Civil War hardly scratched the Confederate state of Texas. Thousands of Texans died on battlefields hundreds of miles to the east, of course, but the war did not destroy Texas's farms or plantations or her few miles of railroads. Although unchallenged from without, Confederate Texans faced challenges from within -- from fellow Texans who opposed... more...

  • The British Foreign Service and the American Civil Warby Eugene Berwanger

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    During the American Civil War, the British legation and consuls experienced strained relations with both the Union and the Confederacy, to varying degrees and with different results. Southern consuls were cut off from the legation in Washington, D.C., and confronted their problems for the most part without direction from superiors. Consuls in the... more...

  • Kentuckians in Grayby Bruce S. Allardice; Lawrence Lee Hewitt

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    Kentuckians in Gray is a comprehensive collection of biographical sketches of key Confederate military personnel from the Bluegrass state. In addition to providing short profiles of lesser-known colonels, lieutenant colonels, and majors, the book vividly details significant players including Tyree H. Bell, Abraham Buford, Thomas James Churchill,... more...

  • Yankee Blitzkriegby James Pickett Jones

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 19.95

    Yankee Blitzkrieg is the first comprehensive survey of Wilson's Raid, the largest independent mounted expedition of the Civil War. The Confederacy was reeling when Wilson's raiders left their camps along the Tennessee River in March 1865 and rode south. But there was talk of prolonged rebel resistance in the deep South using the agricultural... more...

  • Front Line of Freedomby Keith P. Griffler

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    The Underground Railroad, an often misunderstood antebellum institution, has been viewed as a simple combination of mainly white "conductors" and black "passengers." Keith P. Griffler takes a new, battlefield-level view of the war against American slavery as he reevaluates one of its front lines: the Ohio River, the longest commercial dividing line... more...

  • For Honor, Glory, and Unionby William Haines Lytle

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Cincinnati native William Haines Lytle volunteered for service in the Mexican War in late 1847. A pro-states' rights Democrat with strong family ties to Kentucky, he nevertheless chose to protect and defend the Union upon the outbreak of the Civil War. Lytle's Mexican War service primarily consisted of garrison duty, but during the Civil War he became... 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...