University Press of Kentucky
University Press of Kentucky has a dual mission—the publication of academic books of high scholarly merit in a variety of fields and the publication of significant books about the history and culture of Kentucky, the Ohio Valley region, the Upper South, and Appalachia. The Press is the statewide nonprofit scholarly publisher for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, serving all Kentucky state-sponsored institutions of higher learning as well as seven private colleges and Kentucky’s two major historical societies.
Coffin Hollow and Other Ghost Tales Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9780813114163
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1977
Illustrations: illus
Description:
Mysterious vanishing hitchhikers, travelers beset by headless dogs, and long-dead moonshiners come alive in this collection of ninety-six Appalachian folktales. Set in coal mines and remote farm cabins, in hidden hollows and on mountain tops, some of these stories look back to the days when West Virginia was first settled; others reflect the rancor and brutality of the Civil War. But most of these tales guide us through the recent past of the uncommonly rich folk heritage of West Virginia.
Shantyboat Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780813113593
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1977
Illustrations: illus
Description:
Shantyboat is the story of a leisurely journey down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers to New Orleans. For most people such a journey is the stuff that dreams are made of, but for Harlan and Anna Hubbard it became a cherished reality. In the fall of 1944 they built a houseboat, small but neatly accommodated to their needs, on the bank of the Ohio near Cincinnati, and in it after a pause of two years they set out to drift down the river.
The Improbable Era Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 238
ISBN: 9780813101392
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1976
Illustrations: graphs, map
Description:
In this concise yet comprehensive, thoroughly researched, and crisply written study, The Improbable Era places developments over the last three decades in Southern economics, politics, education, religion, the arts, and racial revolution into a disciplined framework that brings a measure of order to the perplexing chaos of this era of fundamental change in Southern life.
Rebuilding the Christian Commonwealth Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780813113333
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1976
Description:
The foreign missionary movement of the early 19th century grew out of the efforts of churches in New England to deal with the changes then taking place in society. The erosion of traditional institutional structures and social values plus the rise of Unitarianism threatened the destruction of the traditional faith. Mr.
My World Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 104
ISBN: 9780813102115
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1975
Description:
A personalized travelogue, My World chronicles the inspiring story of a poor Kentucky boy who learned how to turn the rough grist of his life into the fine art of literature.Jesse Stuart's life centered on W-Hollow, Greenup County, Kentucky, and extended to the far corners of the world. As a writer, teacher, and lecturer, he traveled to all but one of the United States and to ninety countries on six continents.
Mammals Of Kentucky Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780813113142
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1974
Illustrations: color illus, maps
Description:
Because of its central situation in the Eastern United States and the variety of habitats to be found within its borders, Kentucky has an interesting mixture of mammals, including some characteristic of the Deep South, the West, and the North. All 63 species native to the state are described and illustrated in this volume, the fifth in a series of guides to the wildlife of Kentucky.The book is conveniently arranged by orders, families, and species, and identification is facilitated by illustrated keys and by a series of dramatic color photographs.
The Crisis of Democratic Theory Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 344
ISBN: 9780813101415
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1973
Description:
Widely acclaimed for its originality and penetration, this award-winning study of American thought in the twentieth century examines the ways in which the spread of pragmatism and scientific naturalism affected developments in philosophy, social science, and law, and traces the effects of these developments on traditional assumptions of democratic theory.
The Papers of Henry Clay Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 1004
ISBN: 9780813100548
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1972
Description:
This fourth volume in the ten-volume series covers the career of Henry Clay during his first year as Secretary of State in the cabinet of President John Quincy Adams.Within a month after taking office, Henry Clay described the Department of State as "no bed of roses." Even though routine papers bearing his signature have been omitted by the editors, the 950 pages of documents included in this volume show that many duties filled Clay's days and nights.
The Papers of Henry Clay Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 944
ISBN: 9780813100531
Description:
This third volume in the ten-volume series covers the career of Henry Clay from the Second Session of the Sixteenth Congress, where he engineered the second Missouri Compromise, to the presidential election of 1824, when he found himself eliminated as a candidate.Upon his return from Congress in 1821, Clay practiced law and interested himself in Transylvania University, among other things. Elected again to the House of Representatives and to the Speakership in the Eighteenth Congress, Clay resumed his leadership in national affairs; his concerns at this period were principally with the Monroe Doctrine, the Spanish and Greek revolutions, and internal improvements and the tariff.
The Papers of Henry Clay Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 1060
ISBN: 9780813100517
Description:
Henry Clay's career spanned a half century of a great formative period in American history. The Papers of Henry Clay span the crucial first half of the nineteenth century in American history. Few men in his time were so intimately concerned with the formation of national policy, and few influenced so profoundly the growth of American political institutions.
The Telltale Lilac Bush and Other West Virginia Ghost Tales Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780813101361
Description:
" West Virginia boasts an unusually rich heritage of ghost tales. Originally West Virginians told these hundred stories not for idle amusement but to report supernatural experiences that defied ordinary human explanation. From jealous rivals and ghostly children to murdered kinsmen and omens of death, these tales reflect the inner lives -- the hopes, beliefs, and fears -- of a people.

The Verbal Icon

Studies in the Meaning of Poetry
Format: Paperback
Pages: 318
ISBN: 9780813101118
Description:
The sixteen essays in this volume form a series of related focuses upon various levels and areas of literary criticism. W.K.
Yesterday's People Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9780813101095
Description:
The distinctive way of life of the Southern Appalachian people has often been criticized, romanticized or derided, but rarely has it been understood. Yesterday's People, the fruit of many years' labor in the mountains, reveals the fears, anxieties, and hopes that underlie the mountaineers' way of thinking and acting, and thereby shape their relationships in family and community. First published in 1965, this book has been an indispensable guide for all who seek to study, work or live within the Appalachian culture.