Lincoln and the Bluegrass; slavery and civil war in Kentucky. by William Henry Townsend

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  • Lincoln, Abraham, -- 1809-1865.,
  • Slavery -- Kentucky.,
  • Kentucky -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.

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Paginationx, 392 p.
Number of Pages392
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Open LibraryOL17767565M

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Lincoln and the Bluegrass is an expanded version of a book he first published in called Lincoln and His Wife's Hometown.

It was a pioneering study of Lincoln's contact with slavery in Kentucky. The Bluegrass had always been moderate on the slavery issue, and had even produced its own home-grown abolitionist, Cassius Clay/5(5).

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Early years. Lincoln was born on Februin Hardin County, Kentucky. His family attended a Separate Baptists church, which had strict moral standards and opposed alcohol, dancing, and slavery.

The family moved north across the Ohio River to Indiana, where slavery was not allowed, and made a new start in then Perry, now Spencer County, Indiana. He founded the Kentucky Civil War Society and in was appointed to the Lincoln Sesquicentennial Commission by former President Dwight D.

Eisenhower. Townsend also served as a trustee of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, : Affordable digital textbook from RedShelf: THE BLUEGRASS REGION OF KENTUCKY was the only part of the slaveholding South Lincoln and the Bluegrass; slavery and civil war in Kentucky.

book Abraham Lincoln knew intimately. Even before the youn. Title:: Lincoln and the Bluegrass: Slavery and Civil War in Kentucky: Author:: Townsend, William H.

(William Henry), Note: Lexington, KY: University Press. The Civil War was fundamentally a conflict over slavery. However, the way Lincoln saw it, emancipation, when it came, would have to be gradual, as.

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Get this from a library. Lincoln and the Bluegrass: slavery and civil war in Kentucky. [William H Townsend]. "We (Kentucky) were still holding slaves, but by the time the war is over, everyone sees what a futile idea it is to try and continue," Turley said.

That was in the summer of The history of slavery in Kentucky dates from the earliest permanent European settlements in the state, until the end of the Civil ky was classified as the Upper South or a Border state, and enslaved African Americans represented 24% bybut declined to % by on the eve of the Civil War.

The majority of slaves in Kentucky were concentrated in the cities of Louisville and. Lincoln and the Bluegrass; slavery and civil war in Kentucky.

Format Book Published [Lexington] University of Kentucky Press [] Description xiv, p. illus., ports., facsims. 24 cm. Notes "Bibliographical notes": p. [] Subject headings Lincoln, Abraham, Slavery--Kentucky.

Lincoln and the Bluegrass: Slavery and Civil War in Kentucky. Chicago: Papamoa Press, © Material Type: Document, Internet resource: Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File: All Authors / Contributors: William H Townsend.

In Abraham Lincoln was born in poverty to anti-slavery Baptists in Kentucky. Moving around the Old Northwest as a young man, he tried his hand Lincoln and the Civil War, – | Macmillan Higher Education.

Kentucky was a border state of key importance in the American Civil officially declared its neutrality at the beginning of the war, but after a failed attempt by Confederate General Leonidas Polk to take the state of Kentucky for the Confederacy, the legislature petitioned the Union Army for assistance.

After early Kentucky came largely under Union control. The Bluegrass region of Kentucky was the only part of the slaveholding South Abraham Lincoln knew intimately.

How the cultural environment of Lexington, the home of Lincoln's wife, with its pleasure-loving aristocracy, its distinguished political leaders, and its slave auctions shaped his opinions on slavery and secession is traced in these pages.

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This trail was created to observe the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War, and includes 36 historic and interpretive sites around the state – from the birthplaces of Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis to hallowed battlefields to a safe house on the Underground Railroad. Below, we’ve divided up the sites by region to better help you plan your drive.

About Samuel W. Mitcham. Samuel W. Mitcham, Jr., received his Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee. A retired professor of geography and military history, he is the author of 40 books on World War II and the War for Southern Independence, including Bust Hell Wide Open: The Life of Nathan Bedford Forrest.

His next books, It Wasn’t About Slavery: The Great Lie of the Civil War, will be. When the Civil War began, Kentucky was one of the four slave states that remained in the Union. For several months she maintained a precarious neutrality, but by September the Bluegrass State was a participant in the conflict.

Despite postwar legends, there is no doubt but that a majority of Kentuckians favored the Union. Lincoln was very influenced by Henry Clay, his political idol, his wife Mary Todd Lincoln, Cassius M.

Clay, Robert J. Breckinridge, and Judge George Robinson. The book has interesting information on the Todd family and of Mary Todd Lincoln as a young girl. Mrs. Lincoln early in her life grew to dislike slavery. Kentucky’s history prior to the Civil War consisted of leadership at the national level.

Though it was a frontier state many political and economic leaders emerged from Kentucky. Through the political leadership of the likes of Henry Clay and John Crittenden, Kentucky tried to keep the nation together through the early s as slavery and.

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Lincoln and the Bluegrass Slavery and Civil War in Kentucky. $ End date: Lincoln abandoned the idea of colonization sometime in because it was an impractical plan. This plan never worked as freedmen did not consider Africa their homeland, they were born and raised in America.

Emancipation. Lincoln did not consider the Civil War as a struggle to free slaves but to keep the Union together. On March 6,as a. When news reached Lexington, Kentucky of the attack on Fort Sumter by Confederate forces in South Carolina, which heralded the start of the Civil War, "Lexington and the Bluegrass region, like the rest of Kentucky, was strongly divided," wrote J.

Winston Coleman in Lexington During the Civil War. Lincoln and the Bluegrass: Slavery and Civil War in Kentucky (Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, c), by William H.

Townsend (page images at HathiTrust) The Black brigade of Cincinnati; being a report of its labors and a muster-roll of its members; together with. Kentucky Confederates despised President Abraham Lincoln and his anti-slavery “Black Republican Party.” the deeper mists of Bluegrass State history.

of Kentucky in the Civil War” and. Teaching a People’s History of Abolition and the Civil War is a collection of 10 classroom-tested lessons on one of the most transformative periods in U.S.

history. These lessons encourage students to take a critical look at the popular narrative that centers Abraham Lincoln as the Great Emancipator and ignores the resistance of abolitionists and enslaved people.

Louisville in the American Civil War was a major stronghold of Union forces, which kept Kentucky firmly in the Union.

It was the center of planning, supplies, recruiting and transportation for numerous campaigns, especially in the Western the end of the war, Louisville had not been attacked once, although skirmishes and battles, including the battles of Perryville and Corydon, took.

Through the Civil War, Kentucky was a slave-holding state, but during the conflict, remained within the Union. Though the state had strong sympathies toward its.

But after a pro-slavery state constitution was adopted inKentucky's slave trade flourished. More than 15 percent of Kentucky slaves were. President Abraham Lincoln feared that if Kentucky seceded, Missouri and Maryland might withdraw from the Union, too.

The Confederacy would then .

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