Kentucky History

Society
10:14 am
Mon September 8, 2014

Hammack Keynoter Dr. Anne Marshall on Creating a Confederate Kentucky

Dr. Anne Marshall, Associate Professor of History at Mississippi State University
Credit http://www.history.msstate.edu

The keynote speaker at this year's MSU History Department James Hammack Banquet, Dr. Anne Marshall, teaches history at Mississippi State University with degrees from the University of Georgia.  And yet, she is the author of "Creating a Confederate Kentucky," a book about one of the Commonwealth's most transformational eras.  It may be hard to imagine here in the western part of the state, but Kentucky never seceded from the U.S., and it provided around 90% of its military age men to the Union cause.  But after 1865, Kentucky gave itself a rebel rebranding.  Todd Hatton speaks with Dr. Anne Marshall to get a preview of her talk and some insight into just why the Commonwealth got its Confederate makeover. 

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Society
1:49 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Hammack Lecture Highlights Historically Important Kentucky Woman

Murray State's Department of History's distinguished Hammack Scholarship Banquet is September 14th in the University's Curris Center Ballroom. Reservations are due tomorrow! History professor Duane Bolin gives the keynote titled, "The Woman who Helped Blind Children See: Linda Neville and the Struggle to Eliminate Blindness in Kentucky." It's not surprising that fourth graders led Bolin to learn more about this early 20th century pioneer in the Commonwealth. We hear a bit of Neville's story with Dr. Bolin and Kate Lochte.

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Literature
12:42 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

A Book of Homeplace History and Recipes

Paducah resident Gerry Marshall has a degree in zoology from the University of Kentucky.  She’s published a number of books, as well as over 100 articles, stories and poems for both children and adults.  Her most recent work involves LBL’s Homeplace 1850 and documents recipes from the mid 19th century that have not been well-documented to date. The Homeplace History and Receipt Book:  History, Folklore, and Recipes from Life on an Upper Southern Farm a Decade before The Civil War is available at amazon.com.

Good Reads
4:20 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

Good Read: Hidden History of Kentucky in the Civil War

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