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African Americans In Madison County, Kentucky, Reinette F. Jones Feb 2019

African Americans In Madison County, Kentucky, Reinette F. Jones

Library Presentations

Reinette Jones, Special Collections Librarian at the University of Kentucky Libraries, speak about notable Madison County African Americans.


Gotta’ Go! African American Migration And Community Outside Kentucky, Reinette F. Jones Feb 2019

Gotta’ Go! African American Migration And Community Outside Kentucky, Reinette F. Jones

Library Presentations

Reinette Jones from the University of Kentucky Libraries Special Collections Research Center shares what she has learned about the fascinating and hidden story of the "out-migration" of African Americans from Kentucky while developing the Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (NKAA).


Please, Remember Me: African Americans From Scott County, Ky, Reinette F. Jones Feb 2019

Please, Remember Me: African Americans From Scott County, Ky, Reinette F. Jones

Library Presentations

Reinette Jones, who created the Notable Kentucky African Americans (NKAA) Database, explains how to use this award-winning library tool while introducing us to some lesser-known Scott Countians. They include Sgt. Harrison Bradford, who led the San Pedro Springs Mutiny (TX) in 1867, in the fight for fair treatment of African American soldiers, and Lillian Nareen White, the first African American woman to play basketball at UK.


Louisville Jewish Hospital’S “Tikkun Olam”: A Case Example Of Continuity For American Jewish Hospitals, Hannah Thompson Jan 2019

Louisville Jewish Hospital’S “Tikkun Olam”: A Case Example Of Continuity For American Jewish Hospitals, Hannah Thompson

Dean's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Scholarship

According to Mary Wagner, the author of Jewish Hospitals Yesterday and Today, Jewish Hospitals emerged in the mid-19th century in the U.S. for several reasons: the Jewish American community’s need to combat anti-Semitism, to provide services for its large and then-growing immigrant population, and to establish a place for Jewish medical professionals to work, since anti-Semitism prevented them from being employed elsewhere. Although, American Jews became increasingly more accepted as part of the broader American social and political milieu throughout the early 20th century, Jewish Hospitals persisted in cities across the U.S. until the 1970s. To date ...


‘Pa-Jew-Cah’: Reclaiming The History Of Paducah’S Jewish Community, Hannah Newberry Jan 2019

‘Pa-Jew-Cah’: Reclaiming The History Of Paducah’S Jewish Community, Hannah Newberry

Posters-at-the-Capitol Presentations

When imagining Kentucky’s religious heritage, most people picture churches, not synagogues. Yet historian Lee Shai Weissbach demonstrates that Kentucky’s first synagogue was built in Louisville in 1849, and Jews had been living in the Commonwealth almost as long as it existed. Kentucky’s Jewish heritage is rich and varied as illustrated by Arwen Donahue’s This is Home Now: Kentucky’s Holocaust Survivors Speak, Deborah Weiner’s Coalfield Jews: An Appalachian History, and Amy Shevitz’s Jewish Communities on the Ohio River: A History. While each of these texts refers to Paducah as an early and important Jewish ...


Bluegrass Capital: An Environmental History Of Central Kentucky To 1860, Andrew P. Patrick Jan 2017

Bluegrass Capital: An Environmental History Of Central Kentucky To 1860, Andrew P. Patrick

Theses and Dissertations--History

This dissertation traces the long-term evolution of the Inner Bluegrass region of central Kentucky with a focus on the period between the first Euro-American incursions into the area and the Civil War era. Utilizing an agroecological perspective that analyzes cultivated landscapes for their ecological features, it explores the ever-shifting mix of cultural and natural influences that shaped the local environment. Most prominently, it reveals the extent to which intertwined strands of capitalism and slavery mingled with biology to produce the celebrated Bluegrass agricultural system.

It begins with an appraisal of the landscape before white men like Daniel Boone arrived, emphasizing ...


Kentucky Slavery: The Historiography Of Human Property Records, Andrew D. Johnson Jan 2017

Kentucky Slavery: The Historiography Of Human Property Records, Andrew D. Johnson

Oswald Research and Creativity Competition

The domestic slave trade in the United States was generally condemned as an evil business. Nonetheless, many documents pertaining to this trade do not reflect the negative aspects. The reason for this lies in the simple fact that many of the primary source documents studied are written by those who took part in the trade—not those who were forcibly traded. To view the trade from the eyes of those who were lost in the abominable trade, historians are faced with the dilemma mainly stemming from a lack of literacy from those who experienced this narrative. With the extreme bias ...


Sudduth Goff, Artist: A Preliminary Record, James D. Birchfield Jan 2003

Sudduth Goff, Artist: A Preliminary Record, James D. Birchfield

The Kentucky Review

No abstract provided.


Gen. John M. M'Calla's Collection Of Lexington Funeral Invitations, James D. Birchfield Jan 2000

Gen. John M. M'Calla's Collection Of Lexington Funeral Invitations, James D. Birchfield

The Kentucky Review

No abstract provided.


Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind: Recovering The History Of Cockfighting In Kentucky, Joseph R. Jones Jan 1997

Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind: Recovering The History Of Cockfighting In Kentucky, Joseph R. Jones

The Kentucky Review

No abstract provided.


"We Have Raffeled For The Elephant & Won!": The Wool Industry At South Union, Kentucky, Donna Parker, Jonathan Jeffrey Jan 1997

"We Have Raffeled For The Elephant & Won!": The Wool Industry At South Union, Kentucky, Donna Parker, Jonathan Jeffrey

The Kentucky Review

No abstract provided.


African American Librarians In Kentucky, Reinette F. Jones Oct 1996

African American Librarians In Kentucky, Reinette F. Jones

Library Faculty and Staff Publications

Kentucky was the first North American state to establish a free public library exclusively for African Americans. The library, located in Louisville, Kentucky, was managed by Thomas Fountain Blue, the first African American to manage a public library. The establishing of the Colored Library and Thomas Fountain Blue's Apprentice Training Program was the beginning of librarianship and libraries for African Americans in Kentucky.


Black Shakers At South Union, Kentucky, Kit Firth Cress Oct 1993

Black Shakers At South Union, Kentucky, Kit Firth Cress

The Kentucky Review

No abstract provided.


The Private Press Tradition In Lexington, Kentucky, Burton Milward Oct 1992

The Private Press Tradition In Lexington, Kentucky, Burton Milward

The Kentucky Review

No abstract provided.


Kentucky's New Dealers: An Interview With James A. Farley, William Cooper Jr. Jul 1990

Kentucky's New Dealers: An Interview With James A. Farley, William Cooper Jr.

The Kentucky Review

No abstract provided.


The Fall From Grace Of That "Base Wretch" Rafinesque, Charles Boewe Oct 1987

The Fall From Grace Of That "Base Wretch" Rafinesque, Charles Boewe

The Kentucky Review

No abstract provided.


Some Books We Cannot Read: Kentucky's Bibliographical Ghosts, James D. Birchfield Oct 1987

Some Books We Cannot Read: Kentucky's Bibliographical Ghosts, James D. Birchfield

The Kentucky Review

No abstract provided.


The Book Thieves Of Lexington: A Reminiscence, Thomas D. Clark Jan 1984

The Book Thieves Of Lexington: A Reminiscence, Thomas D. Clark

The Kentucky Review

No abstract provided.


Slavery In Kentucky: A Civil War Casualty, Lowell H. Harrison Oct 1983

Slavery In Kentucky: A Civil War Casualty, Lowell H. Harrison

The Kentucky Review

No abstract provided.


The Nineteenth-Century Criminal Jury: Kentucky In The Context Of The American Experience, Robert M. Ireland Apr 1983

The Nineteenth-Century Criminal Jury: Kentucky In The Context Of The American Experience, Robert M. Ireland

The Kentucky Review

No abstract provided.


Politics Kentucky Style, Harry M. Caudill Jan 1981

Politics Kentucky Style, Harry M. Caudill

The Kentucky Review

No abstract provided.


I. J. Schwartz In Lexington, Joseph R. Jones Jan 1981

I. J. Schwartz In Lexington, Joseph R. Jones

The Kentucky Review

No abstract provided.


Community Oral History Projects In Kentucky: Is Anyone Listening?, Terry L. Birdwhistell Jan 1980

Community Oral History Projects In Kentucky: Is Anyone Listening?, Terry L. Birdwhistell

Library Faculty and Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Journal Of The Convention, Begun And Held At The Capitol In The Town Of Frankfort, On Monday The Twenty-Second Day Of July, In The Year Of Our Lord One Thousand, Seven Hundred And Ninety-Nine., Kentucky Constitutional Convention (1799) Jan 1799

Journal Of The Convention, Begun And Held At The Capitol In The Town Of Frankfort, On Monday The Twenty-Second Day Of July, In The Year Of Our Lord One Thousand, Seven Hundred And Ninety-Nine., Kentucky Constitutional Convention (1799)

Constitutional Conventions

No abstract provided.


Journal Of The First Constitutional Convention Of Kentucky, Kentucky Constitutional Convention (1792) Dec 1791

Journal Of The First Constitutional Convention Of Kentucky, Kentucky Constitutional Convention (1792)

Constitutional Conventions

No abstract provided.