Creating a Confederate Kentucky: The Lost Cause and Civil War Memory in a Border State

Creating a Confederate Kentucky: The Lost Cause and Civil War Memory in a Border State

by Anne E. Marshall
     
 

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In Creating a Confederate Kentucky, Anne E. Marshall traces the development of a Confederate identity in Kentucky between 1865 and 1925, belying the fact that Kentucky never left the Union. After the Civil War, the people of Kentucky appeared to forget their Union loyalties and embraced the Democratic politics, racial violence, and Jim Crow laws associated with…  See more details below

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In Creating a Confederate Kentucky, Anne E. Marshall traces the development of a Confederate identity in Kentucky between 1865 and 1925, belying the fact that Kentucky never left the Union. After the Civil War, the people of Kentucky appeared to forget their Union loyalties and embraced the Democratic politics, racial violence, and Jim Crow laws associated with former Confederate states. Marshall looks beyond postwar political and economic factors to the longer-term commemorations of the Civil War by which Kentuckians fixed the state's remembrance of the conflict for the following sixty years.

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An interesting, informative book. It helps clarify the experiences of many of us who grew up in Kentucky. . . . The book has set a new standard.--The Kentucky Civil War Bugle

By enriching our understanding of the ways Confederate Kentuckians, white Unionists, and African Americans interpreted the state's participation in the Civil War, Marshall also sheds significant light on the processes through which competing interests claim ownership of history.--The Journal of American History

A must read for all Civil War historians.--Journal of NC Association of Historians

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781469609836
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
08/01/2013
Series:
Civil War America Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
639,034
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

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A fresh, readable, insightful look at postwar memory, Creating a Confederate Kentucky shows how a state with bitterly divided wartime loyalties fought a long postwar conflict with itself, one that produces a disconnect between history and memory. It is a riveting, revealing story that tells us much about not only that world but our own as well.--James C. Klotter, the state historian of Kentucky and professor of history, Georgetown College

Meet the Author

Anne E. Marshall is assistant professor of history at Mississippi State University.

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