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Review: A History of Appalachia

July 30, 2014 // 6 Comments

Richard B. Drake, A History of Appalachia Richard B. Drake’s A History of Appalachia is an excellent introduction to the history and culture of the people of the region. [...]

Kentucky Unionism

March 19, 2014 // 13 Comments

Explaining Kentucky Unionism Kentucky I’m currently reading Kent Dollar, Larry Whiteaker, W. Calvin Dickinson’s book, Sister States, Enemy States: The Civil [...]

The White Ghetto

January 9, 2014 // 44 Comments

Kentucky National Review has a new article on poor White Southerners in Greater Appalachia: “Owsley County, Ky. – There are lots of diversions in the Big White [...]

Live Thread: 2012 Vice Presidential Debate

October 11, 2012 // 208 Comments

Kentucky I think Paul Ryan was the clear winner: he was calm, collected, courteous, well prepared, and came across as far more presidential than Joe Biden who was doing his [...]

Creating a Confederate Kentucky

April 19, 2012 // 42 Comments

Kentucky joins the Confederacy … after the fact Kentucky This looks interesting … might review this book next month. Kentucky seceded from the Union after the War [...]

Kentucky: The Color of Crime

July 8, 2011 // 5 Comments

Kentucky In Kentucky, African-Americans are 7.8 percent of the population and 13.3 percent of poor people, but are responsible for 27 percent of homicide, 13 percent of rape, [...]