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The Community within a Community

Amy Hill Shevitz

in Jewish Communities on the Ohio River: A History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124308
eISBN:
9780813134932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124308.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses the events that unfolded in the Jewish community in the Ohio River Valley during the Civil War. When General Ulysses S. Grant issued an order to have all Jews removed from ... More


Politics, Pirates, and More Purchase Perfidy

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/9780813146928.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The Purchase stayed stuck in the status quo as summer wore on. The Yankees were still at Cairo; the Rebels were in West Tennessee. Kentucky was officially off-limits to both sides. But perceived ... More


“Abolition Invaders” and Rebel Deliverers

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/9780813146928.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times” are the oft-quoted words that begin A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens's famous novel set in London and Paris during the French Revolution. ... More


The Battle of Paducah

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/9780813146928.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

As 1863 waned, so did Rebel fortunes of war. Grant's capture of Vicksburg and Lee's defeat at Gettysburg, occurring simultaneously in July, turned the tide in favor of the Union. Afterward, even the ... More


The Making of an American Humorist

William E. Ellis

in Irvin S. Cobb: The Rise and Fall of an American Humorist

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813173986
eISBN:
9780813174792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813173986.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

American humor comes in many forms and derives from several influences. The southwestern frontier, the antebellum South, and the post–Civil War era are most important in interpreting the life of ... More


The Death of the Rebel Press

Berry Craig

in Kentucky's Rebel Press: Pro-Confederate Media and the Secession Crisis

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174594
eISBN:
9780813174846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174594.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Kentucky’s Union occupiers suppressed the state’s secessionist papers as treasonous. A few editors were arrested, but most were soon released. Walter Haldeman employed an elaborate ruse to flee to ... More


The Rebirth of the Old Rebel Press and the Thorny Issue of Censorship in Wartime

Berry Craig

in Kentucky's Rebel Press: Pro-Confederate Media and the Secession Crisis

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174594
eISBN:
9780813174846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174594.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Kentucky became intensely pro-Southern after the war, a fact reflected in the rise of the old Confederate press. Some of the papers did not survive the conflict, but many did. Haldeman returned to ... More


Civil War Exodus: The Jews and Grant’s General Order No. 11

Stephen V. Ash

in Jews and the Civil War: A Reader

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740910
eISBN:
9780814786796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740910.003.0017
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the impact of General Ulysses S. Grant's General Order No. 11 on the Jews of Paducah, Kentucky. Unlike many other places where Jews lived or worked, Grant's expulsion order was ... More


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