Publication Date


Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Lowell Harrison, J. Crawford Crowe, Marion Lucas

Degree Program

Department of History

Degree Type

Master of Arts


During the period immediately preceding the Civil War, there arose a new political party, the Constitutional Union party. While nearly every other phase of the era around the Civil War has been covered exhaustively, comparatively, very little has been written about the Union movement and its attempt to prevent the war. What has been written about the Union party deals primarily with the movement at the national level. It is the goal of this author to present a history of the Union movement in Kentucky and the part played in the national party by Kentuckians.


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