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The Inner Bluegrass Region: Remnants and Contemporary Distillery Works

Karl Raitz

in Bourbon's Backroads: A Journey through Kentucky's Distilling Landscape

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178424
eISBN:
9780813178431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178424.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

By 1830, craft distilling was transitioning into industrial distilling, and works were increasingly focused in the high-quality lands of the Greater Bluegrass region, especially the Inner and Outer ... More


Two Trees

Tom Kimmerer

in Venerable Trees: History, Biology, and Conservation in the Bluegrass

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813165660
eISBN:
9780813166681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165660.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter defines venerable trees through the introduction of two ancient trees, one at a temple in Indonesia and one in a graveyard in Kentucky. Venerable trees are defined as old or otherwise ... More


Regional Context

Karl Raitz and Nancy O’Malley

in Kentucky's Frontier Highway: Historical Landscapes along the Maysville Road

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813136646
eISBN:
9780813141343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136646.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Kentucky's territory is neatly demarcated into sharply contrasting regions by changes in bedrock, surface topography, and concomitant variation in soils and natural vegetation cover. The central ... More


A Concise History of Kentucky

James C. Klotter and Freda C. Klotter

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124988
eISBN:
9780813135298
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124988.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

To most people, the word “Kentucky” is likely to inspire thoughts of Derby Day, burley tobacco fields, feuding Appalachian families, coal mines, and Colonel Sanders' famous fried chicken. There is ... More


The Woodford Groves: The Bluegrass Today

Tom Kimmerer

in Venerable Trees: History, Biology, and Conservation in the Bluegrass

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813165660
eISBN:
9780813166681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165660.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

The striking scenery of the Bluegrass—gently rolling pastures with plank fences, elegant estate houses, horses, and woodland pastures of huge, old tree—is unique. The ecological region of the ... More


The Outer Bluegrass Region: Railroads and the Transition to Industrial Distilling

Karl Raitz

in Bourbon's Backroads: A Journey through Kentucky's Distilling Landscape

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178424
eISBN:
9780813178431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178424.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Nelson County, in the Outer Bluegrass, and the adjoining counties of Larue and Marion were favored locations for distillery development in the nineteenth century.The fertile limestone uplands ... More


Chapter Two

Nancy Disher Baird

in Josie Underwood's Civil War Diary

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125312
eISBN:
9780813135151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125312.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Josie discovered that the major topic of conversation in her hometown, as in Memphis, concerned the pros and cons of secession upon her return to Bowling Green. She repeated the fears and opinions ... More


How Kentucky Became Southern: A Tale of Outlaws, Horse Thieves, Gamblers, and Breeders

Maryjean Wall

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126050
eISBN:
9780813135410
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126050.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The conflicts of the Civil War continued long after the conclusion of the war: jockeys and Thoroughbreds took up the fight on the racetrack. A border state with a shifting identity, Kentucky was ... More


Capital Bluegrass: Hillbilly Music Meets Washington, DC

Kip Lornell

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780199863112
eISBN:
9780190933685
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199863112.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book documents the history and development of bluegrass music in and around Washington, DC. It begins with the pre-bluegrass period of country music and ends with a description of the local ... More


Introduction

Maryjean Wall

in How Kentucky Became Southern: A Tale of Outlaws, Horse Thieves, Gamblers, and Breeders

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126050
eISBN:
9780813135410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126050.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Thoroughbred horse racing experienced an explosive growth in popularity from 1865 to 1910, but Kentucky lost its dominant position as the locus for the breeding of racehorses. The overarching theme ... More


The Greening of the Bluegrass

Maryjean Wall

in How Kentucky Became Southern: A Tale of Outlaws, Horse Thieves, Gamblers, and Breeders

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126050
eISBN:
9780813135410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126050.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The composition of limestone, which is calcium carbonate, is very important to horse breeders because it includes a heavy concentration of phosphate, which plays a greater role in growing a strong ... More


History as Natural History

Donald Worster

in Wealth of Nature: Environmental History and the Ecological Imagination

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195092646
eISBN:
9780197560693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195092646.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmentalist Thought and Ideology

Forty years ago a wise, visionary man, the Wisconsin wildlife biologist and conservationist Aldo Leopold, called for “an ecological interpretation of history,” by ... More


“One great honored name” 1872–1889

Melba Porter Hay

in Madeline McDowell Breckinridge and the Battle for a New South

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125329
eISBN:
9780813135236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125329.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter provides the personal circumstances of Madeline McDowell, originally named Magdalen after her father's sister Magdalen Harvey McDowell, but her name was later changed to the French form, ... More


Chapter Five

Nancy Disher Baird

in Josie Underwood's Civil War Diary

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125312
eISBN:
9780813135151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125312.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The pathways through Bowling Green led thousands of Union troops to the South's bloody battlefields. Josie and her friends expressed pride in the fine looking troops—a Wisconsin regiment was “more ... More


“A Cold Wind A’ Blowin’ ” (1991–2019)

Kip Lornell

in Capital Bluegrass: Hillbilly Music Meets Washington, DC

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780199863112
eISBN:
9780190933685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199863112.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

During the period covered at the beginning of this chapter (the early 1990s), WAMU-FM and the Birchmere both still featured bluegrass; by the chapter’s close, in the contemporary period, this ... More


Kentucky's Frontier Highway: Historical Landscapes along the Maysville Road

Karl Raitz and Robert Roland-Holst

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813136646
eISBN:
9780813141343
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136646.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Two overland routes provided eighteenth-century migrants from the middle Atlantic coast access to the Ohio River valley's fertile Kentucky country. A southern route, the Wilderness Road, crossed ... More


Armies on the Border

Berry Craig

in Kentucky Confederates: Secession, Civil War, and the Jackson Purchase

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813146928
eISBN:
9780813151441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813146928.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The firing on Fort Sumter all but wiped out Unionist sentiment in the Purchase but failed to dislodge Kentucky from the Union. The Purchase clamored even more loudly for secession, while most other ... More


Coming to Kentucky

Karl Raitz and Nancy O’Malley

in Kentucky's Frontier Highway: Historical Landscapes along the Maysville Road

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813136646
eISBN:
9780813141343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136646.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The Maysville Road fomented political policy and economic development. Innovative road building technology was demonstrated by its construction, and it prompted new cultural landscapes. For these ... More


The World Is a Cruel and Cold Place

Patrick A. Lewis

in For Slavery and Union: Benjamin Buckner and Kentucky Loyalties in the Civil War

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813160795
eISBN:
9780813165509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160795.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter contextualizes Buckner’s proslavery Unionism through a microhistory of slavery in antebellum Clark County. Economic history intersects with social histories of power relationships ... More


The Profitable World of Nonprofits

Ron Formisano

in American Oligarchy: The Permanent Political Class

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041273
eISBN:
9780252099878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041273.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Wealthy nonprofits now emulate the corporate model of excess compensation combined with lax oversight. Increasingly, executives of nonprofit organizations with healthy cash flow interact with and ... More


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