2018 Regional History Series: Kentucky’s Private Civil War: The Politics of Allegiance in an Occupied State

Thursday, May 10, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In many parts of the nation, communities went to war. In Kentucky, the war came to communities. This talk focuses on the aspects of the Civil War in Kentucky that are less well known, in which loyalty politics deeply affected the state during the war and for many years after. In the mesh of conflicting stances and allegiances across the middle border, the war hastened their realignments into newly fashioned “communities of allegiance,” aligned according to their war loyalties and comprised of discrete networks that competed for local legitimacy as the lines of military and governmental authority developed around them.

The program is presented by Dr. Christopher Phillips, John and Dorothy Hermanies Professor of American History at the University of Cincinnati.

This program was funded in part by the Kentucky Humanities Council, Inc. and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The Library also wishes to thank The Friends of the Campbell County Public Library for their generous support in making the 2018 Regional History Series possible.

Registration Required.





Age Range:   Adult

Snacks Provided:   Yes

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