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Elections And Election Campaigns (Sc 888), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2013

Elections And Election Campaigns (Sc 888), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 888. Campaign letter, 24 October 1907, signed by Samuel Wilbur Hager, Democratic candidate for governor and printed campaign advertising brochure distributed by the Kentucky Democratic Party, post 1908, addressed to B.C. Houre, Scottsville, Kentucky. Also associated political items relating to the Republican and Democratic parties.


Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 (Sc 666), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2013

Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 (Sc 666), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 666. Facsimiles of outgoing letters of Abraham Lincoln, 1848-1865; marriage license of Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd, 1842; speeches and notes of or pertaining to Lincoln, 1835-1873, including program for dedication of the National Cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, 1863. Explanatory information appears on the reverse of the letters.


Westernman, Robert - Collector (Sc 2675), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2013

Westernman, Robert - Collector (Sc 2675), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2675. Letters relating mostly to political campaigns for U S. president, Kentucky governor, and other offices. Includes letters soliciting support for developing the Abraham Lincoln birthplace farm into a national park. Also includes several letters and documents related to political affairs in Daviess County.


Patrick Henry’S “Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death,” A National Call To Arms, David C. Taylor Jr Feb 2013

Patrick Henry’S “Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death,” A National Call To Arms, David C. Taylor Jr

David C Taylor Jr

On March 23 1775, Patrick Henry gave a speech that resounded through the American Colonies as a call to arms against the oppressive British. His cry to Virginians was to no longer let the tyranny of the British Monarchy reign over them. He did not wish to have war, but war seemed to be the only viable option to get the results he so desperately desired.


Futrell, Roger (Sc 2665), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2013

Futrell, Roger (Sc 2665), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2665. Bound typescript of a reminiscence of Roger Futrell about his invitation and visit to the White House to meet President John F. Kennedy in October, 1961.


Stone, Amy Michelle (Hodgkins), B. 1972 (Sc 836), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2013

Stone, Amy Michelle (Hodgkins), B. 1972 (Sc 836), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 836. Research paper written by Amy M. Hodgkins Stone entitled “The Assassination of President Kennedy As Witnessed by Dr. Francis Thompson” written for U.S. History class, 27 November 1990.


Blandford, Donald J., B. 1938 (Sc 877), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2013

Blandford, Donald J., B. 1938 (Sc 877), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 877. Letters written by Donald J. Blandford, speaker of the Kentucky House of Representatives, to Representative Richard A. Sanders, Jr., Smiths Grove, Kentucky, concerning the federal investigation (known as Boptrot) of Kentucky House members and staff.


Gooch, Thomas Claiborne, 1830-1889 (Sc 810), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2013

Gooch, Thomas Claiborne, 1830-1889 (Sc 810), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 810. Letter written by Thomas Claiborne Gooch, Louisville, Kentucky, to his brother William, Logan County, Kentucky. Includes comments about the gold standard, Major General Stephan Gano Burbridge, George B. McClellan’s chances of winning the 1864 presidential election, and Robert E. Lee’s international influence.


Mccreery, Thomas Clay, 1816-1890 (Sc 568), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2013

Mccreery, Thomas Clay, 1816-1890 (Sc 568), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 568. Two 1868 letters from Thomas Clay McCreery, Washington, D.C. to unknwon recipients, which give the addresses of two former U.S. senators from Kentucky. McCreery was serving as U.S. senator from Kentucky at the time.


Sand Hill Democratic Club - Warren County, Kentucky (Sc 809), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2013

Sand Hill Democratic Club - Warren County, Kentucky (Sc 809), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 809. Notice of meeting called for 14 September 1888 to organize a Democratic club at Sand Hill, Warren County, Kentucky.


Reeves, A. C. (Sc 772), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2013

Reeves, A. C. (Sc 772), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 772. Political letter regarding the possibility of A. C. Reeves running against a man named Hayley. Writer of letter (signature illegible) suggested a meeting with Henry C. Hines to see Bowling Green politicians.


The Basics Of American Government, Carl D. Cavalli, Maria J. Albo, Ross C. Alexander, Barry D. Friedman, Craig B. Greathouse, Jonathan S. Miner, Brian M. Murphy, K. Michael Reese, Charles H. "Trey" Wilson Jan 2013

The Basics Of American Government, Carl D. Cavalli, Maria J. Albo, Ross C. Alexander, Barry D. Friedman, Craig B. Greathouse, Jonathan S. Miner, Brian M. Murphy, K. Michael Reese, Charles H. "Trey" Wilson

UNG Press Books

Newly revised, The Basics of American Government offers a comprehensive overview of the American political system for students taking introductory courses in American national government and combines the best aspects of both a traditional textbook and a reader. The Basics of American Government is a collaborative effort among eight current and one former faculty members in the Department of Political Science & Criminal Justice at the University of North Georgia. Most of its chapters offer a piece of original scholarship as a case study bolstering the material in the chapter. Additionally, most chapters present a civic engagement-type exercise and discussion questions ...


Schooling In The ‘Iron Cage’ And The Crucial Role Of Interpretive, Normative, And Critical Perspectives In Social Foundations Studies, Brian W. Dotts Jan 2013

Schooling In The ‘Iron Cage’ And The Crucial Role Of Interpretive, Normative, And Critical Perspectives In Social Foundations Studies, Brian W. Dotts

Brian W Dotts

This article addresses the unique role performed by social foundations programs in colleges of education and in addressing broader issues facing education today, which fundamentally include the development of interpretive, normative, and critical perspectives in academia. All three perspectives serve to create a scholarly framework within which students and academicians interpret and normatively reflect upon existing educational, political, historical, religious, economic, and social institutions critically. In other words, although many departments in colleges of education tend to fulfill the functional, professional, and institutional requirements essential in preparing future teachers to enter public and private schools, social foundations programs utilize interdisciplinary ...


Slaves To Contradictions: 13 Myths That Sustained Slavery, Wilson Huhn Jan 2013

Slaves To Contradictions: 13 Myths That Sustained Slavery, Wilson Huhn

Akron Law Publications

People have a fundamental need to think of themselves as “good people.” To achieve this we tell each other stories – we create myths – about ourselves and our society. These myths may be true or they may be false. The more discordant a myth is with reality, the more difficult it is to convince people to embrace it. In such cases to sustain the illusion of truth it may be necessary to develop an entire mythology – an integrated web of mutually supporting stories. This paper explores the system of myths that sustained the institution of slavery in the antebellum United States.


Morton, Oliver Hazard Perry Throck, Bert Chapman Jan 2013

Morton, Oliver Hazard Perry Throck, Bert Chapman

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

Biographical portrait and analysis of Indiana Civil War Governor Oliver Morton.


Indiana, Bert Chapman Jan 2013

Indiana, Bert Chapman

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

Provides an overview of key Civil War developments in Indiana and how this conflict impacted Indiana.


“A Fickle, And Confused Multitude”: War And Politics In Revolutionary Philadelphia, 1750-1783, Paul David Langston Jan 2013

“A Fickle, And Confused Multitude”: War And Politics In Revolutionary Philadelphia, 1750-1783, Paul David Langston

History Graduate Theses & Dissertations

This dissertation explores the crucial link between war and politics in Philadelphia during the American Revolution. It demonstrates how war exacerbated existing political conflicts, reshaped prewar political alliances, and allowed for the rise of new political coalitions, all developments that were tied to specific fluctuations in the progress of the military conflict.

I argue that the War for Independence played a central role in shaping Philadelphia’s contentious politics with regard to matters of balancing liberty and security. It was amidst this turmoil that the new state government sought to establish its sovereignty and at the same time fend off ...


Merrymaking At The Madisons': Feasting, Alcohol, And Political Strategy, Christine Hope Heacock Jan 2013

Merrymaking At The Madisons': Feasting, Alcohol, And Political Strategy, Christine Hope Heacock

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Slaves To Contradictions: 13 Myths That Sustained Slavery, Wilson Huhn Dec 2012

Slaves To Contradictions: 13 Myths That Sustained Slavery, Wilson Huhn

Wilson R. Huhn

People have a fundamental need to think of themselves as “good people.” To achieve this we tell each other stories – we create myths – about ourselves and our society. These myths may be true or they may be false. The more discordant a myth is with reality, the more difficult it is to convince people to embrace it. In such cases to sustain the illusion of truth it may be necessary to develop an entire mythology – an integrated web of mutually supporting stories. This paper explores the system of myths that sustained the institution of slavery in the antebellum United States.