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.
The Gospel of Freedom Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 306
ISBN: 9780813195476
Pub Date: 16 Aug 2022
Illustrations: 6 maps, 4 tables, 12 b&w illustrations
Description:
Wilbur H. Siebert published his landmark study of the Underground Railroad in 1898, revealing a secret system of assisted slave escapes. A product of his time, Siebert based his research on the accounts of white, male, northern abolitionists.
Promise, Witness, Remembrance Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781734248517
Pub Date: 09 Aug 2022
Illustrations: 201 color illustrations
Description:
The New York Times called the Speed Art Museum's Promise, Witness, Remembrance - centered around artist Amy Sherald's portrait of Breonna Taylor and originally commissioned by Ta-Nehisi Coates for the cover of Vanity Fair magazine - one of the best art exhibitions of 2021. In the words of critic Holland Cotter, "the show was assembled in four months - warp speed in museum-time - and created a prototype for institutional responses to history-as-it's-happening." This breathtaking book documents not just the 32 works featured in the exhibition, but also the process by which the Speed used this opportunity to memorialize the life of Breonna Taylor, who was killed by Louisville police in March 2020, and to serve its community through art, featuring real-time quotations from Curator Allison Glenn, Community Engagement Strategist Toya Northington, Director Stephen Reily, Tamika Palmer (Breonna Taylor's mother), artist Amy Sherald, and others.
My Place in the Sun Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 536
ISBN: 9780813195247
Pub Date: 28 Jul 2022
Series: Screen Classics
Illustrations: 130 b&w illustrations
Description:
George Stevens Jr. grew up on movie sets. His grandmother, aunts, uncles, and other family members were all entertainers, but it was his father, director George Stevens Sr.
#MeToo and Beyond Cover #MeToo and Beyond Cover
Format: 
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9780813195599
Pub Date: 26 Jul 2022
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9780813195605
Pub Date: 26 Jul 2022
Description:
#NiUnaMenos#Aufschrei#LoSHA Before #MeToo became the massive global movement we know today, these were the hashtags that represented mobilisations from Ukraine to Latin America that demanded accountability for the intersecting experiences of sexual violence and racism, xenophobia, and misogyny inflicted on women, transgender people, and girls. Lead by activists such as Tarana Burke, who coined the phrase "me too," the movement provided a call to action for survivors across the world to speak out about their experiences. In #MeToo and Beyond, M.
Marlene Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 234
ISBN: 9780813195445
Pub Date: 26 Jul 2022
Description:
Film star. Cabaret sensation. Recording artist.
Marlene Dietrich's ABC's Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 162
ISBN: 9780813195438
Pub Date: 26 Jul 2022
Description:
From the wonderfully varied and witty mind of Marlene Dietrich comes an alphabetised collection of her most zany, honest, and heartfelt thoughts. Offering her take on a range of ideas, people, and items, Marlene Dietrich's ABC is an unprecedented glimpse into one of history’s brightest and most enigmatic stars. Nothing is too small or grand for Dietrich’s unique eye.
The Queen of Technicolor Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 472
ISBN: 9780813182575
Pub Date: 26 Jul 2022
Series: Screen Classics
Description:
Best known for her appearances in the six Technicolour 'Neverland' movies, Maria Montez is a film icon. Growing up as one of ten children in the Dominican Republic, her rise as a film star in the United States seemed unlikely. In 1939, Montez set off on her own to New York City to fulfill her aspirations of movie stardom.
War and Homecoming Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 204
ISBN: 9780813195643
Pub Date: 26 Jul 2022
Description:
More than 2.7 million post-9/11 veterans served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Their homecomings didn't include parades or national celebrations, but civilians regard them with reverence and pride.
On Troublesome Creek Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 120
ISBN: 9781950564255
Pub Date: 19 Jul 2022
Description:
James Still left eastern Kentucky for Europe in 1941 after enlisting in the U.S. Army during World War II, leaving behind a recently published, semiautobiographical work of fiction, On Troublesome Creek.
History by HBO Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 258
ISBN: 9780813195308
Pub Date: 12 Jul 2022
Description:
The television industry is changing, and with it, the small screen's potential to engage in debate and present valuable representations of American history. Founded in 1972, HBO has been at the forefront of these changes, leading the way for many network, cable, and streaming services into the "post-network" era. Despite this, most scholarship has been dedicated to analyzing historical feature films and documentary films, leaving TV and the long-form drama hungry for coverage.
The Hills Remember Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 412
ISBN: 9780813195360
Pub Date: 12 Jul 2022
Description:
James Still (1906-2001) remains one of the most beloved and important writers in Appalachian literature. Best known for his acclaimed novel River of Earth (1940), the Alabama native and adopted Kentuckian left an enduring legacy of novels, stories, and poems during his nearly 70-year career. The Hills Remember: The Complete Short Stories of James Still honors the late writer by collecting all of Still's short stories, including those from On Troublesome Creek (1941), Pattern of a Man and Other Stories (1976), and The Run for the Elbertas (1980), as well as twelve prose pieces originally published as short stories and later incorporated into River of Earth.
Hounds on the Mountain Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 74
ISBN: 9781950564224
Pub Date: 12 Jul 2022
Description:
First published in 1937, Hounds on the Mountain evokes Still's personal experiences of Eastern Kentucky through reflective folk poems describing Appalachian mountain life from birth through death. Written during the Great Depression, the collection emphasizes a collective reliance on the earth and the primacy of nature that Still observed from the seclusion of his thirty-one acre home in Knott County, Kentucky. The "Dean of Appalachian Literature" describes the changing landscape of his adopted community as a tale of personal and environmental erosion.
Landaluce Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 346
ISBN: 9780813195537
Pub Date: 12 Jul 2022
Series: Horses in History
Description:
For a few months in 1982, Landaluce was a national celebrity. In her second start, just one week after claiming her maiden, the two-year-old filly won the Hollywood Lassie Stakes by 21 lengths – a margin of victory that remains the largest ever in any race by a two-year-old at Hollywood Park. Landaluce was poised to become the next American super-horse.
Southern Voices Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 188
ISBN: 9780813155951
Pub Date: 28 Jun 2022
Illustrations: 20 b&w halftones
Description:
Southern Voices: Biet Dong and the National Liberation Front presents oral histories from former members of an elite squad of Viet Cong operatives, focusing on their experiences during what is known, in Vietnam, as the American War. Author Michael Robert Dedrick conducted interviews with eight former Biet Dong (the equivalent of Ranger or Special Forces divisions in the US military) and sheds new light on this clandestine group. Best known for their role in the 1968 Tet Offensive, the Biet Dong in the south were organized units hiding in plain sight.
The Star-Spangled Screen, updated and expanded edition Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 340
ISBN: 9780813195377
Pub Date: 28 Jun 2022
Description:
The American World War II film depicted a united America, a mythic America in which the average guy, the girl next door, the 4-F patriot, and the grieving mother were suddenly transformed into heroes and heroines, warriors and goddesses. The Star-Spangled Screen examines the historical accuracy - or lack thereof - of films about the Third Reich, the Resistance, and major military campaigns. Concerned primarily with the films of the war years, it also includes discussions of such postwar movies as Battleground (1949), Attack!
Norms in Conflict Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780813183701
Pub Date: 14 Jun 2022
Illustrations: 2 tables
Description:
Myanmar was struck by three major human rights disasters during their period of democratization from 2003-2012: the 2007 Saffron Revolution, Cyclone Nargis in 2008, and the 2012 Rakhine State Riots. These events saw Myanmar categorically labeled as an offender of human rights, and major Southeast Asia member states (such as Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia) responded to these large-scale violations in very different ways. The context-specific policies regarding foreign relations and the protection of human rights are shaped by norm conflicts - situations in which the prescriptions associated with two norms clash, making it seemingly impossible for a state to conform to both norms at the same time - and the domestic priorities of countries attempting to intervene.