A History of Blacks in Kentucky: From Slavery to Segregation, 1760-1891 / Edition 2

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A History of Blacks in Kentucky traces the role of blacks from the early exploration and settlement of Kentucky to 1891, when African Americans gained freedom only to be faced with a segregated society. Making extensive use of numerous primary sources such as slave diaries, Freedmen's Bureau records, church minutes, and collections of personalpapers, the book tells the stories of individuals, their triumphs and tragedies, and their accomplishments in the face of adversity.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"A panoramic view of the black experience in Kentucky. The result is a fine piece of scholarship that will entertain and edify scholars and general readers alike." -- Register of the Kentucky Historical Society

"Paints a vivid picture of the tragedy and triumphs of slaves and free blacks under the peculiar institution." -- Filson Club History Quarterly

"A major contribution to the people of the state." -- John B. Boles, Rice University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780916968328
  • Publisher: Kentucky Historical Society
  • Publication date: 6/28/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 456
  • Sales rank: 625,943
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Marion B. Lucas, professor of history at Western Kentucky University, is the author of Sherman and the Burning of Columbia.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Labor, Living Conditions, and the Family 1
Ch. 2 Slave Mobility, Recreation, Health, and Treatment 29
Ch. 3 Resistance to Slavery 51
Ch. 4 The Slave Trade 84
Ch. 5 Slave Hiring and Free Blacks 101
Ch. 6 Religion and Education before 1865 118
Ch. 7 Kentucky Blacks in the Civil War 146
Ch. 8 Freedom's Pains: Life in the Immediate Postwar Period, 1865-1870 178
Ch. 9 Post-Civil War Religion, 1865-1891 210
Ch. 10 Post-Civil War Education, 1865-1891 229
Ch. 11 Labor, Living Conditions, and Recreation, 1865-1891 268
Ch. 12 Civil Rights, Politics, and Society, 1865-1891 292
Epilogue 326
Notes 328
Bibliography 389
Index 412
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