Taking the Town: Collegiate and Community Culture in the Bluegrass, 1880-1917

Taking the Town: Collegiate and Community Culture in the Bluegrass, 1880-1917

by Kolan Thomas Morelock

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ISBN-13: 9780813125046
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication date: 08/22/2008
Series: Thomas D. Clark Studies in Education, Public Policy, and Social Change Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 434
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Kolan Thomas Morelock is director of programs at the Men's Hope Center in Lexington, Kentucky. He received a Ph.D. in Studies in Higher Education from the University of Kentucky. He served as an instructor at the University of Kentucky and has over 30 years of experience as a social worker.

Table of Contents


Foreword     ix
Acknowledgments     xi
Prologue: Panning for Gold     1
Lexington in the Gilded Age: Public Voices     13
"Put Me in Class with the Widow Who Gave the Mite": Lexington's Joseph Tanner in the Gilded Age     49
Campus Prominence: Collegiate Literary Societies in Nineteenth-Century Lexington     71
Community Presence: Collegiate Literary Societies in Gilded Age Lexington     109
"This City's Never Dull": Public Culture in Progressive Era Lexington     143
"In Her Most Charming, Characteristic Way": Lexington's Margaret Preston in the Progressive Era     195
The Dramatic Clubs Take the Stage: An Extracurricular Succession in Prewar Lexington     243
Epilogue: Postwar Lexington-So Long, Gilded Age     275
Appendixes     285
Notes     303
Bibliography     383
Index     395

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