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By Thomas H. Appleton, John David Smith

Utilizing biographical, demographic, political, social, and cultural methods, the 9 essays during this e-book offer a probing examine the South's variety and its vital position within the nationwide previous. The authors discover the strain among the South's well-worn mythic pictures and the variety that bred such influential leaders as Philip Mazzei, Henry Clay, A. B. satisfied Chandler, and John Sherman Cooper. The chapters illustrate the South's complexity in assessing the region's undeniable people, slave panics, army process, racial reform, and temperance stream. The publication untangles the South's mythology and gives clean and penetrating insights into the continued reassessment of the region.

Written through prime specialists at the South's wealthy previous, this publication offers 9 essays at the background of the South. using biographical, demographic, political, social, and cultural methods, the essays supply a probing examine the South's variety and its very important position within the nationwide prior. The authors discover the strain among the South's well-worn photos and the variety that bred such influential leaders as Philip Mazzei, Henry Clay, A. B. satisfied Chandler, and John Sherman Cooper.

The South has constantly been a land of complexity and alter. A Mythic Land Apart illustrates this in assessing the region's simple people, slave panics, army technique, racial reform, and temperance move. even if captured in fiction, movie, or old literature, the South's background continues to be intertwined with its mythic self. The essays during this publication untangle the South's mythololgy and provide clean and penetrating insights into the continuing reassessment of the region.

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At its convention in Lexington on May 28, the Whig Party tapped Major M. C. Johnson and F. K. Hunt as its standardbearers. Although they had hoped to avoid making public assurances on any matter, the two lawyers felt compelled several days later to issue a joint statement on temperance. Believing that the will of the people must rule, they agreed to work for submission in the General Assembly. Nonetheless, the pair announced forthrightly that they would most likely vote against a prohibitory measure once a popular vote was held.

Halsey said that under prohibition there would still be drunkards, just as there were murderers and counterfeiters contrary to the law. ” 97 The Sons of Temperance in Kentucky also predicted that the objective of constitutional prohibition would soon be achieved. In July 1856, the Reverend A. C. ” Ian Tyrrell also minimizes the importance of temperance agitation in that region. ” 99 Clearly, the Kentucky experience belies this conclusion. By the early 1850s prohibition had become a major political issue in the commonwealth.

Humphrey, “Baptist Discipline in Kentucky,” 151. Spencer apparently errs in setting the date at 1797. See Spencer, History of Kentucky Baptists, 2:15. 6. Fortune, The Disciples in Kentucky, 28; also cited in Humphrey, “Baptist Discipline in Kentucky,” 150–51n. 7. William E. Arnold, A History of Methodism in Kentucky, 2 vols. (Louisville, 1935), 1:13–14. 8. Humphrey, “Baptist Discipline in Kentucky,” 152. See also George F. Doyle, transcriber, A Transcript of the First Record Book of Goshen Baptist Church, Clark County, Kentucky .

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