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FORGOTTEN TURMOIL

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The Ku Klux Klan appeared in Kentucky not only during the 1860's and the 1920's but also during the 1890's. This was a regional movement based upon a utopian vision of White Protestant supremacy. This utopian view was seen as the natural order by some. This book focuses on the 1890's Ku Klux Klan that was present in Letcher and Pike county, Kentucky and the struggle that arose there between those who opposed the Klan and those who supported it. At least six people were murdered by the Klan in Letcher and Pike county during the years 1899-1902, and many others were severely whipped and beaten. In the end the populace arose and, for a time at least, defeated the Ku Klux Klan.

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KENTUCKY'S LAST FRONTIER

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A history of the exploration, settlement, and development of a vast mountain empire encompassed by several Eastern Kentucky counties with emphasis on the Civil War in the area, and a presentation of the historical foundations of problems that plague a people. “Mr. Scalf has written of every phase of life in Eastern Kentucky. He writes of a land he loves and understands. Its story is an intimate part of his emotional and physical fiber....” —Dr. Thomas D. Clark, University of Kentucky

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THE KENTUCKY ENCYCLOPEDIA

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The Kentucky Encyclopedia's 2,000-plus entries are the work of more than five hundred writers. Their subjects reflect all areas of the commonwealth and span the time from prehistoric settlement to today's headlines, recording Kentuckians' achievements in art, architecture, business, education, politics, religion, science, and sports. Biographical sketches portray all of Kentucky's governors and U.S. senators, as well as note congressmen and state and local politicians. Kentucky's impact on the national scene is registered in the lives of such figures as Carry Nation, Henry Clay, Louis Brandeis, and Alben Barkley. The commonwealth's high range from writers Harriette Arnow and Jesse Stuart, reformers Laura Clay and Mary Breckinridge, and civil rights leaders Whitney Young, Jr., and Georgia Powers, to sports figures Muhammad Ali and Adolph Rupp and entertainers Loretta Lynn, Merle Travis, and the Everly Brothers. Entries describe each county and county seat and each community with a population above 2,500. Broad overview articles examine such topics as agriculture, segregation, transportation, literature, and folklife. Frequently misunderstood aspects of Kentucky's history and culture are clarified and popular misconceptions corrected. The facts on such subjects as mint juleps, Fort Knox, Boone's coonskin cap, the Kentucky hot brown, and Morgan's Raiders will settle many an argument. For both the researcher and the more casual reader, this collection of facts and fancies about Kentucky and Kentuckians will be an invaluable resource.

Item: 081311772

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THE SHAKER COMMUNITIES OF KENTUCKY

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The Shaker Communities of Kentucky: Pleasant Hill and South Union presents the lives, struggles, and achievements of a remarkable people. The chronicle spans Shaker beginnings in England and relocation to America, the Great Awakening in America followed by the Kentucky Revival, Shaker beginnings in Kentucky, and the establishment of the South Union and Pleasant Hill Shaker villages. The Shaker central ministry sent missionaries to Kentucky from New York in 1805 after hearing about the Kentucky Revival, which culminated with the Cane Ridge Revival of 1801. Their efforts resulted in the establishment of villages in Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana. Pleasant Hill and South Union were among the most successful and enduring of all the Shaker villages. This volume provides a striking visual portrayal of Shaker life by means of rare vintage images, including beliefs and worship, relationships with other believers and "the world," and their highly regarded workmanship. Gradual decline resulted in the closing of both villages, but restorations have turned both sites into popular destinations.

Item: 073854267

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