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Home Rule
Households, Manhood, and National Expansion on the Eighteenth-Century Kentucky Frontier

Honor Sachs

On America’s western frontier, myths of prosperity concealed the brutal conditions endured by women, slaves, orphans, and the poor. As poverty and unrest took root in eighteenth-century Kentucky, western lawmakers championed ideas about whiteness, manhood, and patriarchal authority to help stabilize a politically fractious frontier. Honor Sachs combines rigorous scholarship with an engaging narrative to examine how conditions in Kentucky facilitated the expansion of rights for white men in ways that would become a model for citizenship in the country as a whole. Endorsed by many prominent western historians, this groundbreaking work is a major contribution to frontier scholarship.

The Lamar Series in Western History

2015   216 pp.  4 b/w illus.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300154139  $65.00 tx

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The Slave's Cause
A History of Abolition

What Can and Can't Be Said
Race, Uplift, and Monument Building in the Contemporary South

The New Abolition
W. E. B. Du Bois and the Black Social Gospel

Protest at Selma
Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Voting Rights Act of 1965

The Souls of Black Folk

German Rocketeers in the Heart of Dixie
Making Sense of the Nazi Past during the Civil Rights Era

The Business of Slavery and the Rise of American Capitalism, 1815–1860

The Heroic Slave
A Cultural and Critical Edition

Competing Visions of Empire
Labor, Slavery, and the Origins of the British Atlantic Empire

Atlas of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Amistad's Orphans
An Atlantic Story of Children, Slavery, and Smuggling

Who Speaks for the Negro?

A Changing Wind
Commerce and Conflict in Civil War Atlanta

American Lynching

The Large and Unconventional Life of Mrs. Paul Robeson

Imagining Black America

My Bondage and My Freedom

Indian Ocean Slavery in the Age of Abolition

Ship of Death
A Voyage That Changed the Atlantic World

Tell It With Pride
The 54th Massachusetts Regiment and Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ Shaw Memorial

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