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Author Ramage, James A

Title Kentucky rising : democracy, slavery, and culture from the early republic to the Civil War / James A. Ramage and Andrea S. Watkins

Publisher Lexington : University Press of Kentucky : Kentucky Historical Society, c2011


 McDonald 3rd Floor  F455 .R36 2011    AVAILABLE
Call # F455 .R36 2011
Descript 445 p., [24] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references( p. 401-418) and index
Drawing on primary and secondary sources, this book offers a new synthesis of the sixty years before the Civil War. James A. Ramage and Andrea S. Watkins explore this crucial but often overlooked period, finding that the early years of statehood were an era of great optimism and progress. Ramage and Watkins demonstrate that the eyes of the nation often focused on Kentucky, which was perceived as a leader among the states before the Civil War.--From publisher's description
Contents Henry Clay, part one : American hero -- Henry Clay, part two : champion of the Union -- Art and architecture : where artists found a home -- Politics, stump speaking, and how the West was won -- Half horse and half alligator : War of 1812 -- Steamboats, entertainment, journalism, and culture -- Religion and women : toward a more compassionate home life -- Mexican War : honor reconfirmed -- Surgery, medical botany, and science -- Calomel, cholera, and science -- The experience of slavery -- The politics of slavery -- Civil War, part one : fighting spirit, divided families, and the Confederate war of proclamations -- Civil War, part two : Union war of pacification -- Civil War, part three : Lincoln's war on slavery
Subject Kentucky -- History -- 1792-1865
Kentucky -- Social conditions -- 19th century
Kentucky -- Politics and government -- 1792-1865
Political culture -- Kentucky -- History -- 19th century
Slavery -- Kentucky
Kentucky -- Economic conditions -- 19th century
Add Author Watkins, Andrea S