Kentucky Humanities Magazine

Kentucky Humanities magazine is serious about telling Kentucky's story.

Contents of the Fall 2013 issue of Kentucky Humanities:


A Conversation with Abraham Lincoln

by Stephen A. Brown

What would President Abraham Lincoln have to say about slavery and the Civil War if he were alive today?

"Camp Nelson is now our Canada"

by W. Stephen McBride, Ph.D.

Camp Nelson played a pivotal role in the destruction of slavery in Kentucky and was one of the state's largest recruitment and training centers for African American soldiers.

Naughty Jessee! George M. Jessee and his Kentucky Mounted Rifles

by Mark V. Wetherington

He may not be as well remembered as John Hunt Morgan, but Kentucky was home to Confederate Cavalryman George Martin Jessee.

Kentucky Women and the Civil War

by Nancy Baird

While their husbands, brothers, fathers, and sons were off fighting in the War, Kentucky's women were left behind to take care of the family and the home.

Lincoln, the Civil War, and the Evolution of American Humor

by William E. Ellis

Take a look at the evolution of humor in America during the Civil War.

Len G. Fax: Never Let the Truth Stand in the Way of a Good Story

by Berry Craig

Editor of the Columbus Crescent, Len G. Faxon may have been the most southern sympathizing newspaper editor in America. And his readers certainly knew where his loyalties lied.

"Many Instances of that Terrible War:" Springfield and the Battle of Perryville

by Stuart W. Sanders

What happened in Springfield in the days following the infamous Battle of Perryville?

Darkness Before Dawn: The War's Closing Days

by James M. Prichard

How the days following Grant's victory at Appomattox and the war's aftermath influenced the Commonwealth's future.

John O. Scott: A Young Kentuckian's Journey through Civil

by Hugh Ridenour

The Kentucky native lived a life that included participation in many historical events and encounters with well-known historical figures.

My Civil War Education

by Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor shares his Civil War education through the stories his father told.

Commemorating the Civil War through Fiddle Tunes in Kentucky

by Nikos Pappas

Many Civil War leaders, battles, and events were documented through fiddle music in Kentucky.

Memorial Day

by Georgia Green Stamper

How the Civil War brought us the nationally observed holiday, Memorial Day.

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Marianne Stoess, editor

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