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At last an old log , long covered with brush , Was found in the swamp — the darkeys did rush , And a tapering form lay mouldering there ... Oh , hard was her fate ! ... Why , he used to make me work twenty - ESSENCE OF OLD KENTUCKY .

Author: George N. Christy

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044019401611

Category: Minstrel shows

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See My Old Kentucky Home , Bardstown " Old Kentucky Home " ( Newman ) , 193-94 Old Kentucky Home Day , 114 " Old Uncle Ned " ( Foster ) , 12 De Ole Kentucky Home — Far Away ( Currier and Ives lithograph ) , 39 " Only Colored Dramatic ...

Author: Emily Bingham

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 9780525520801

Category: Social Science

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The long journey of an American song, passed down from generation to generation, bridging a nation’s fraught disconnect between history and warped illusion, revealing the country's ever evolving self. MY OLD KENTUCKY HOME, from its enormous success in the early 1850s, written by a white man, considered the father of American music, about a Black man being sold downriver, performed for decades by white men in blackface, and the song, an anthem of longing and pain, turned upside down and, over time, becoming a celebration of happy plantation life. It is the state song of Kentucky, a song that has inhabited hearts and memories, and in perpetual reprise, stands outside time; sung each May, before every Kentucky Derby, since 1930. Written by Stephen Foster nine years before the Civil War, “My Old Kentucky Home” made its way through the wartime years to its decades-long run as a national minstrel sensation for which it was written; from its reference in the pages of Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind to being sung on The Simpsons and Mad Men. Originally called “Poor Uncle Tom, Good-Night!” and inspired by America’s most famous abolitionist novel, it was a lament by an enslaved man, sold by his "master," who must say goodbye to his beloved family and birthplace, with hints of the brutality to come: “The head must bow and the back will have to bend / Wherever the darky may go / A few more days, and the trouble all will end / In the field where the sugar-canes grow . . .” In My Old Kentucky Home, Emily Bingham explores the long, strange journey of what has come to be seen by some as an American anthem, an integral part of our folklore, culture, customs, foundation, a living symbol of a “happy past.” But “My Old Kentucky Home” was never just a song. It was always a song about slavery with the real Kentucky home inhabited by the enslaved and shot through with violence, despair, and degradation. Bingham explores the song’s history and permutations from its decades of performances across the continent, entering into the bloodstream of American life, through its twenty-first-century reassessment. It is a song that has been repeated and taught for almost two hundred years, a resonant changing emblem of America's original sin whose blood-drenched shadow hovers and haunts us still.
2022-05-03 By Emily Bingham

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Author: Catherine Conner

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813182834

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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This lively memoir recounts the story of a determined woman who led a remarkable life in the highest circles of power in both state and national politics. Catherine Conner spent her formative years on a farm named "Solitude," located outside of Bardstown. Her father, who taught her early to ride and swim, told the young woman, "I can't teach you how to be a lady, but I can teach you how to behave like a gentleman." She was weaned on a secret "early breakfast" of bourbon and milk toddies that her father brought to her every morning. Though she enjoyed privilege, Conner also witnessed the harsher sides of rural life. Those experiences markedly shaped the personality of a woman who would become the youngest National Democratic Committeewoman and would subsequently serve in FDR's inner circle. Conner began her political career in Kentucky under the tutelage of J. Dan Talbott of Bardstown, heading the successful effort to have Federal Hill, better known as "My Old Kentucky Home," preserved as a state park, which has now become one of the most popular in Kentucky. When local leaders proved only mildly supportive of the project, Conner devised a campaign in 1921 that raised $45,000 by having schoolchildren all over the state drop their pennies into a cardboard replica of the famous home. She acted as a special assistant to Harry Hopkins for five years, helping set up departments to carry out New Deal programs and lobbying. She befriended many of the shapers of the 20th Century, including Senator Sam Rayburn, A.B. "Happy" Chandler, and Senator Harry Byrd of Virginia. Throughout her life, Conner witnessed remarkable events. She saw the Hindenburg crash, met Amelia Earhart, and had Cary Grant show her how to gut a Thanksgiving turkey.
2021-05-11 By Catherine Conner

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Author: Stephen Collins Foster

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ISBN: UOM:39015096428902

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of Kentucky's most beautiful byways are in the Bluegrass Region, taking you through the rolling, green hills past horse farms, ... You know that line in “My Old Kentucky Home”: “The young folks roll on the little cabin floor”?

Author: Cameron M. Ludwick & Blair Thomas Hess

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781626198166

Category: History

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A drive straight across the Bluegrass State takes nearly eight hours. But that would bypass all the worthwhile distractions between Paw Paw in Pike County and the Kentucky Bend of the Mississippi River in Fulton County. Treasures like Abraham Lincoln's boyhood home that rests inside a Greek-style temple. Or the Jefferson Davis monument rising from a field in Fairview. From rip-roaring barn dances in Rabbit Hash to the silent reverence of the monks at the Abbey of Gethsemani, the Commonwealth is chock-full of timeless landmarks. Join native Kentuckians Cameron M. Ludwick and Blair Thomas Hess as they explore all the amazing and irreplaceable things that make the state one of a kind.

Comments relative to the project are requested from them : Ohio Natural Heritage Program Kentucky Historic Preservation Office Kentucky Nature. Newport City Manager's Office Newport Mayor's Office Newport Community Development Office ...

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ISBN: NWU:35556030096515

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Author: Willard Rouse Jillson

Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com

ISBN: 9780806301938

Category: Reference

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Preface Kentucky Gazette (Lexington). “Bloody Richmond.” September 22, 1877,3. ———. “R.A. Ferguson, Esq. ...” April 12, 1838, 3. Louisville Courier-Journal. “Crime in Kentucky.” February 2, 1888, 4. ———. “Kentucky and Ohio Crime.

Author: Keven McQueen

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253057501

Category: True Crime

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Kentucky—land of bluegrass, horse racing, bourbon, and . . . murder. In Murder in Old Kentucky: True Crime Stories from the Bluegrass, Keven McQueen recounts dark and disturbing tales from the pages of Kentucky history, including the 1825 murder of Col. Solomon Sharp—a sordid affair that inspired Edgar Allan Poe and Robert Penn Warren—and the 1881 Ashland Tragedy, a heartbreaking murder of three innocent teenagers. This revised and expanded edition includes the story of a family terrorized by an arsonist who massacred eleven of their members and burned the property of even more, the tale of a husband and wife found shot in each other's arms with a life-sized photo of another man between them, and many more deaths that made headlines. Meticulously researched and written with McQueen's trademark humor, Murder in Old Kentucky will captivate any fan of true crime or Kentucky history.
2021-09-07 By Keven McQueen

Ohio, KY-IN. PMSA Boone County. KY Campbell County. KY Kenton County, KY Dearborn County, IN Clermont County, OH Hamilton County, OH Warren County, OH Clarksville-Hopkinsville, TN-KY, MSA Christian County, KY Montgomery County, ...

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ISBN: UCBK:C024905522

Category: Kentucky

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The issues in the gubernatorial contest of August 1871 were competition between the Louisville & NASHVILLE Railroad and the CINCINNATI SOUTHERN Railroad for an Ohio-Tennessee line through central Kentucky, the right of blacks to testify ...

Author: John E. Kleber

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813159010

Category: History

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The Kentucky Encyclopedia's 2,000-plus entries are the work of more than five hundred writers. Their subjects reflect all areas of the commonwealth and span the time from prehistoric settlement to today's headlines, recording Kentuckians' achievements in art, architecture, business, education, politics, religion, science, and sports. Biographical sketches portray all of Kentucky's governors and U.S. senators, as well as note congressmen and state and local politicians. Kentucky's impact on the national scene is registered in the lives of such figures as Carry Nation, Henry Clay, Louis Brandeis, and Alben Barkley. The commonwealth's high range from writers Harriette Arnow and Jesse Stuart, reformers Laura Clay and Mary Breckinridge, and civil rights leaders Whitney Young, Jr., and Georgia Powers, to sports figures Muhammad Ali and Adolph Rupp and entertainers Loretta Lynn, Merle Travis, and the Everly Brothers. Entries describe each county and county seat and each community with a population above 2,500. Broad overview articles examine such topics as agriculture, segregation, transportation, literature, and folklife. Frequently misunderstood aspects of Kentucky's history and culture are clarified and popular misconceptions corrected. The facts on such subjects as mint juleps, Fort Knox, Boone's coonskin cap, the Kentucky hot brown, and Morgan's Raiders will settle many an argument. For both the researcher and the more casual reader, this collection of facts and fancies about Kentucky and Kentuckians will be an invaluable resource.
2014-10-17 By John E. Kleber