Kentucky Rising: Democracy, Slavery, and Culture from the Early Republic to the Civil War
James A. Ramage
Kentucky's first settlers brought with them a dedication to democracy and a sense of limitless hope about the future. Determined to participate in world progress in science, education, and manufacturing, Kentuckians wanted to make the United States a great nation. They strongly supported the War of 1812, and Kentucky emerged as a model of patriotism and military spirit.
Kentucky Rising: Democracy, Slavery, and Culture from the Early Republic to the Civil War offers a new synthesis of the sixty years before the Civil War. James A. Ramage and Andrea S. Watkins explore this crucial but often overlooked period, finding that the early years of statehood were an era of great optimism and progress. Drawing on a wealth of primary and secondary sources, Ramage and Watkins demonstrate that the eyes of the nation often focused on Kentucky, which was perceived as a leader among the states before the Civil War. Globally oriented Kentuckians were determined to transform the frontier into a network of communities exporting to the world market and dedicated to the new republic. Kentucky Rising offers a valuable new perspective on the eras of slavery and the Civil War.
This book is a copublication with the Kentucky Historical Society.
Recognize and teach the value of ether and chloroform. He reported in 1852 to the Kentucky State Medical Society that Kentucky surgeons ranked as high as any in the nation “in originality of conception and boldness of execution.” After sixteen years in Louisville, he went to Philadelphia to teach, and in 1879 the state medical society invited him to speak at the dedication of the McDowell monument in Danville. The master of ceremonies introduced him as “the greatest of living surgeons in America”.
Friends of Lincoln.16 Election was by voice vote; on the day of the election, Burbridge arrested many citizens who voted for McClellan. The next day, he issued orders for the arrest and deportation through the lines of Louisville Journal editor Paul R. Shipman, Lieutenant Governor Richard Jacob, Frank Wolford, and John B. Huston. They were to be arrested quietly and forbidden to communicate with any person en route. All four had been outspoken against Lincoln administration policies, all four.
Life with his family. Jillson, “Flamma Clara,” 155. 13. KE, s.v. “Dudley, Benjamin Winslow,” by Porter Mayo. 14. Ibid.; Mayo, Medicine, 139; Ellis, Medicine in Kentucky, 9. 15. Ellis, Medicine in Kentucky, 33. 16. Mayo, Medicine, 144, 147; KE, s.v. “Dudley, Benjamin Winslow,” by Mayo; Bullock, “Benjamin Winslow Dudley,” quoted in KE, s.v. “Dudley, Benjamin Wins-low,” by Mayo. 17. Ellis, Medicine in Kentucky, 4; Lexington Kentucky Gazette, November 29, 1817, quoted in Mayo, Medicine, 141;.
Appeared, sometimes the captain would schedule a trip with limited stops to set a new record. These trips were called trial trips, fast runs, or brag runs, but these were euphemisms for races against time or another boat. Under the Steamboat Act of 1852, a captain could have his license revoked if an inspector had evidence that he had raced to the point of recklessness, but, when captains raced, they claimed that they were staying within the limits of safety under the federal law. The greatest.
Louisville, and the Eclipse was also constructed in New Albany and decorated and outfitted in Portland. Both captains were native Kentuckians. The finish line of the race was the wharf at Portland. Headlines called it “The Greatest Race on Record.” In May and June 1853, it was one of the most popular newspaper stories in the nation and, along the western rivers, a favorite topic of conversation.14 The Eclipse was designed to be the largest, most luxurious, and fastest boat on the Ohio and.