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By Thomas H. Appleton, John David Smith

ISBN-10: 031329304X

ISBN-13: 9780313293047

Utilizing biographical, demographic, political, social, and cultural ways, the 9 essays during this ebook offer a probing examine the South's range and its very important position within the nationwide prior. The authors discover the stress among the South's well-worn mythic photographs and the variety that bred such influential leaders as Philip Mazzei, Henry Clay, A. B. chuffed Chandler, and John Sherman Cooper. The chapters illustrate the South's complexity in assessing the region's simple people, slave panics, army approach, racial reform, and temperance move. The e-book untangles the South's mythology and gives clean and penetrating insights into the continuing reassessment of the region.

Written by means of prime specialists at the South's wealthy previous, this ebook presents 9 essays at the background of the South. using biographical, demographic, political, social, and cultural techniques, the essays offer a probing examine the South's variety and its very important position within the nationwide earlier. The authors discover the stress among the South's well-worn photographs and the range that bred such influential leaders as Philip Mazzei, Henry Clay, A. B. chuffed Chandler, and John Sherman Cooper.

The South has continually been a land of complexity and alter. A Mythic Land Apart illustrates this in assessing the region's simple people, slave panics, army procedure, racial reform, and temperance stream. even if captured in fiction, movie, or historic 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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Their published responses seemed to enhance the credibility of the dry argument. One jurist in Hopkinsville estimated that ninety-nine out of every one hundred cases of assault and battery, and perhaps as many as one-half of all slander cases, could be blamed on intemperance. 29 The mounting temperance crusade extended to the halls of the Kentucky legislature. S. Congress and the various state houses. 30 At the state house in Frankfort on January 13, 1834, the Kentucky Legislative Temperance Society was born.

Turner, “Kentucky State Politics in the Early 1850’s,” Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, 56 (1958): 129, 132. 72. [Lexington] Kentucky New Era, May 13, 1853. 73. , May 27, 1853. 74. , July 8, 1853. 75. , June 24, 1853. 76. Cynthiana News, as cited in [Lexington] Kentucky New Era, June 10, 1853. 77. [Lexington] Kentucky New Era, June 3, 10, 1853. 78. , June 17, 1853. 79. Louisville Daily Journal, July 19, 22 (quotation), 1853. Temperance to Prohibition in Antebellum Kentucky 41 80. Connelley and Coulter, History of Kentucky, 2:774.

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. See Lexington Leader, January 27, 1913. Further study is needed to determine whether Kentucky fits the national pattern as outlined (p.

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