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Russell County, Virginia: History Revealed Through Biographical and Genealogical Sketches of Its Ancestors

By M. Secrist
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This features an informative history of the county, as well as numerous biographical and genealogical sketches of Russell County ancestors, which have been compiled from a variety of sources. Through these sketches a fascinating history of Russell County, Virginia, is revealed!

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Owsley County, Kentucky, is well known by journalists, academics, and local historians as a quintessential example of rural poverty in Appalachia. This study identifies several reasons behind Owsley County’s ongoing struggle with poverty, including the county’s lack of natural resources, a poor transportation system, and a centralized socio-political power structure controlled by the entrenched elite. The author asserts that Owsley County’s economic hardships are far from unique, but rather are representative of a significant number of Appalachian counties and towns. Several tables and appendices provide useful demographic, legislative, and agricultural data.

Elkhorn

By Richard Taylor
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  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Book Code : 0813176034
  • Total of Pages : 312
  • Category : Nature
  • Members : 704
  • Pdf File: elkhorn.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Recipient of the 2018 Thomas D. Clark Medallion"What a pleasure it is as a Kentuckian to know that Richard Taylor dwells among us. I can't imagine a better guide to the rivers and streams of our state. With a poet's eye and a historian's curiosity, he takes us deep into the ancient story of Elkhorn Creek, a tale as richly layered as the stratified limestone along its banks." -- Erik Reece, author of Lost Mountain: A Year in the Vanishing Wilderness"Richard Taylor's rich prose and forty years of personal experience while living near and floating the Elkhorn offer readers a superb, diverse portrait of this beloved region." -- Ron Ellis, editor of Of Woods and Waters: A Kentucky Outdoors Reader"Richard Taylor's Elkhorn: Evolution of a Kentucky Landscape -- a rather unique blend of artful writing, personal anecdote, historical research, and narrative vignette -- will bring a new audience (and level of appreciation) to Kentucky's lively past." -- Valerie Askren, author of Hike the Bluegrass and Beyond "Having lived in the beautiful Elkhorn Creek valley for more than thirty years, I thought I knew a lot about it. But when I read Richard Taylor's new book, my eyes were opened to the colorful and fascinating history of the creek and the major impact it had on the development of modern Kentucky. Taylor takes the reader on a wonderful journey through both the natural and cultural history of Elkhorn Creek, weaving in the physical, psychological, philosophical, and sometimes spiritual impact the creek had, and still has, on Kentuckians." -- Marc Evans, board chair of the Kentucky Natural Lands TrustRichard Taylor is professor of English and Kenan Visiting Writer at Transylvania University and former Poet Laureate of Kentucky. Taylor has written numerous books, including Sue Mundy: A Novel of the Civil War, Girty, and Earth Bones.

A Secret Society History of the Civil War

By Mark A. Lause
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  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Book Code : 0252093593
  • Total of Pages : 248
  • Category : History
  • Members : 159
  • Pdf File: a-secret-society-history-of-the-civil-war.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This unique history of the Civil War considers the impact of nineteenth-century American secret societies on the path to as well as the course of the war. Beginning with the European secret societies that laid the groundwork for freemasonry in the United States, Mark A. Lause analyzes how the Old World's traditions influenced various underground groups and movements in America, particularly George Lippard's Brotherhood of the Union, an American attempt to replicate the political secret societies that influenced the European Revolutions of 1848. Lause traces the Brotherhood's various manifestations, including the Knights of the Golden Circle (out of which developed the Ku Klux Klan), and the Confederate secret groups through which John Wilkes Booth and others attempted to undermine the Union. This book shows how, in the years leading up to the Civil War, these clandestine organizations exacerbated existing sectional tensions and may have played a part in key events such as John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry, Lincoln's election, and the Southern secession process of 1860-1861.