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New Perspectives on Civil War-Era Kentucky

As a Unionist but also proslavery state during the American Civil War, Kentucky occupied a contentious space both politically and geographically. In many ways, its pragmatic attitude toward compromise left it in a cultural no-man's-land. The constant negotiation between the state's nationalistic and Southern identities left many Kentuckians alienated and conflicted.

Lincoln referred to Kentucky as the crown jewel of the Union slave states due to its sizable population, agricultural resources, and geographic position, and these advantages, coupled with the state's difficult relationship to both the Union and slavery, ultimately impacted the outcome of the war. Despite Kentucky's central role, relatively little has been written about the aftermath of the Civil War in the state and how the conflict shaped the commonwealth we know today.

New Perspectives on Civil War–Era Kentucky offers readers ten essays that paint a rich and complex image of Kentucky during the Civil War. First appearing in the Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, these essays cover topics ranging from women in wartime to Black legislators in the postwar period. From diverse perspectives, both inside and outside the state, the contributors shine a light on the complicated identities of Kentucky and its citizens in a defining moment of American history.

About the Authors

John David Smith is the Charles H. Stone Distinguished Professor of American History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He has written or edited thirty-one books, including An Old Creed for the New South: Proslavery Ideology and Historiography, 1865-1918Black Judas: William Hannibal Thomas and The American NegroLincoln and the U.S. Colored TroopsSoldiering for Freedom: How the Union Army Recruited, Trained, and Deployed the U.S. Colored Troops; and We Ask Only for Even-Handed Justice: Black Voices from Reconstruction, 1865-1877.

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A Union Woman in Civil War Kentucky

Frances Dallam Peter, edited by John David Smith, William Cooper, Jr.
Dec 2021 - University Press of Kentucky
$19.95 USD - Paperback / softback
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The Long Civil War

edited by John David Smith, Raymond Arsenault, with contributions by Michael J. Birkner, Paul A. Cimbala, Stanley Harrold, James R. Hedtke, James Oliver Horton, Lois E. Horton, Daniel Kilbride, Diane Miller Sommerville, Stephen J. Whitf...
Jul 2021 - University Press of Kentucky
$40.00 USD - Hardback
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Soldiering for Freedom

Bob Luke, John David Smith
Jul 2014 - The Johns Hopkins University Press
$42.00 USD - Hardback
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Other Titles by James C. Klotter

This is Home Now

Arwen Donahue, photographs by Rebecca Gayle Howell, foreword by Joan Ringelheim, preface by Douglas A. Boyd, James C. Klotter, Terry Birdwhistell, Terry L. Birdwhistell
Jan 2022 - University Press of Kentucky
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Kentucky

Hambleton Tapp, James C. Klotter
Dec 2021 - University Press of Kentucky
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The Breckinridges of Kentucky

James C. Klotter
Dec 2021 - University Press of Kentucky
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Other Titles by Christopher Phillips

The Civil War Guerrilla

edited by Joseph M. Beilein, Jr., Matthew C. Hulbert, foreword by Christopher Phillips, with contributions byChristopher Phillips, Andrew W. Fialka, David Brown, Patrick J. Doyle, Megan Kate Nelson, Matthew C. Hulbert, John C. Inscoe, R...
Apr 2018 - University Press of Kentucky
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The Civil War Guerrilla

edited by Joseph M. Beilein, Jr., Matthew C. Hulbert, foreword by Christopher Phillips, with contributions byChristopher Phillips, Andrew W. Fialka, David Brown, Patrick J. Doyle, Megan Kate Nelson, Matthew C. Hulbert, John C. Inscoe, R...
Apr 2015 - University Press of Kentucky
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Other Titles by Elizabeth D. Leonard

Slaves, Slaveholders, and a Kentucky Community's Struggle Toward Freedom

Elizabeth D. Leonard, Ph.D.
Feb 2019 - University Press of Kentucky
$35.00 USD - Hardback
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Other Titles by B. Franklin Cooling

Sister States, Enemy States

edited by Kent Dollar, Larry Whiteaker, W. Calvin Dickinson, with contributions byGary R. Matthews, Thomas Mackey, Jonathan M. Atkins, Michael R. Bradley, John V. Cimprich, B. Franklin Cooling, John D. Fowler, Derek W. Frisby, Marion B....
Feb 2011 - University Press of Kentucky
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Other Titles by Anne Marshall

Reconstructing Appalachia

edited by Andrew L. Slap, Ph.D., foreword by Gordon B. McKinney, with contributions byAndrew L. Slap, Ph.D., Keith S. Hebert, T.R.C. Hutton, Steven Nash, Paul Yandle, Kyle Osborn, Mary E. Engel, Randall S. Gooden, Kenneth Fones-Wolf, Ro...
Feb 2014 - University Press of Kentucky
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Other Titles by Peter Wallenstein

Virginia at War, 1864

edited by William C. Davis, James I. Robertson, Jr., with contributions byRichard J. Sommers, Aaron Sheehan-Dean, Ted Tunnell, Ginette Aley, Peter Wallenstein, Jared Bond, Bradford A. Wineman, J. Michael Cobb
Sep 2009 - University Press of Kentucky
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Camp Nelson, Kentucky

Richard D. Sears
Dec 2025 - University Press of Kentucky
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Grassroots Leviathan

Ariel Ron
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Abraham Lincoln's Wilderness Years

J. Edward Murr, edited by Joshua Claybourn
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