A Mythic Land Apart: Reassessing Southerners and Their by Thomas H. Appleton, John David Smith

By Thomas H. Appleton, John David Smith

Utilizing biographical, demographic, political, social, and cultural methods, the 9 essays during this booklet supply a probing examine the South's variety and its vital position within the nationwide prior. The authors discover the strain among the South's well-worn mythic photos and the variety that bred such influential leaders as Philip Mazzei, Henry Clay, A. B. satisfied Chandler, and John Sherman Cooper. The chapters illustrate the South's complexity in assessing the region's undeniable folks, slave panics, army process, racial reform, and temperance flow. The ebook untangles the South's mythology and gives clean and penetrating insights into the continued reassessment of the region.

Written via major specialists at the South's wealthy prior, this booklet offers 9 essays at the heritage of the South. using biographical, demographic, political, social, and cultural methods, the essays supply a probing examine the South's range and its very important position within the nationwide earlier. The authors discover the strain among the South's well-worn photos and the range that bred such influential leaders as Philip Mazzei, Henry Clay, A. B. chuffed Chandler, and John Sherman Cooper.

The South has continuously been a land of complexity and alter. A Mythic Land Apart illustrates this in assessing the region's simple people, slave panics, army technique, racial reform, and temperance flow. no matter if captured in fiction, movie, or old literature, the South's background is still intertwined with its mythic self. The essays during this ebook untangle the South's mythololgy and supply clean and penetrating insights into the continuing reassessment of the region.

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87. Turner, “Kentucky State Politics in the Early 1850s,” 138–39. 88. Wallace B. D. , University of Kentucky, 1954), 274–75; Kentucky Senate Journal (1853–54), 155–56; Kentucky House Journal (1853–54), 164–66. 89. Connelley and Coulter, History of Kentucky, 2:847. 90. Turner, “Kentucky In A Decade Of Change,” 275. 91. Louisville Daily Journal, December 14, 15, 1854; Covington Journal, December 16, 1854; Connelley and Coulter, History of Kentucky, 2:847. 92. Louisville Daily Journal, December 15, 1854.

Harbinger of the Mississippi Valley, 1 (March 1832): 11; ibid. (April 1832): 18. 26. Record Book of the Columbia (Kentucky) Temperance Society, March 15, 1837-March 6, 1843 (microfilm), Special Collections, Margaret I. King Library, University of Kentucky. The regulations of these societies were remarkably similar. See also the Minute Book of the Newtown (Kentucky) Temperance Society, November 26, 1831-November 10, 1832, Special Collections, Margaret I. King Library, University of Kentucky. 27.

Merton Coulter, History of Kentucky, ed. by Charles Kerr, 5 vols. (Chicago, 1922), 2:795. 39. The personnel of the Washingtonian movement in Kentucky never has been investigated. In February 1842 a newspaper account reported that a large temperance parade conducted by the Louisville society had embraced individuals “of all ages and professions” ( Louisville Daily Journal, February 23, 1842). Youngsters often took the pledge. For example, an elderly Fayette County resident recalled in 1913 that he had embraced lifelong teetotalism at Athens, Kentucky, in 1842, when as a ten-year-old he signed the total abstinence pledge.

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