A History of Blacks in Kentucky: From Slavery to Segregation, 1760-1891

Title

A History of Blacks in Kentucky: From Slavery to Segregation, 1760-1891

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A History of Blacks in Kentucky traces the role of blacks from the early exploration and settlement of Kentucky to 1891, when African Americans gained freedom only to be faced with a segregated society. Making extensive use of numerous primary sources such as slave diaries, Freedmen’s Bureau records, church minutes, and collections of personalpapers, the book tells the stories of individuals, their triumphs and tragedies, and their accomplishments in the face of adversity.

ISBN

978-0-916968-32-8

Publication Date

1991

Publisher

The University Press of Kentucky

Keywords

Kentucky History, African Americans

Disciplines

African History | Social History | United States History

Comments

A native South Carolinian and graduate of the University of South Carolina, Marion B. Lucas is University Distinguished Professor and professor of history at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green.

A History of Blacks in Kentucky: From Slavery to Segregation, 1760-1891

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