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For slavery and union : Benjamin Buckner and Kentucky loyalties in the Civil War

Author: Patrick A Lewis
Publisher: Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, 2015.
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Benjamin Forsythe Buckner (1836--1901) faced a dire choice as the flames of Civil War threatened his native Kentucky. As an ambitious Bluegrass aristocrat, he was sympathetic to fellow slave owners, but was also convinced that the Peculiar Institution could not survive a war for Southern independence. Defying the wishes of his Rebel fiancée and her powerful family -- yet still hoping to impress them with his  Read more...
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Lewis, Patrick A.
For Slavery and Union : Benjamin Buckner and Kentucky Loyalties in the Civil War.
Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, ©2015
Named Person: Benjamin Forsythe Buckner; Benjamin Forsythe Buckner
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick A Lewis
ISBN: 9780813160818 0813160812 9780813160801 0813160804 9780813160795 0813160790
OCLC Number: 900347112
Description: 1 online resource (273 pages)
Contents: Front cover; Copyright; Contents; Introduction ; 1 The World Is a Crueland Cold Place; 2 Firstborn of the Union; 3 Brave Hearts andStout Hands; 4 I Feel Impelled to Pause; 5 Privileges and Elections; 6 Democratic PartisanMilitia; Epilogue Glen Avon; Acknowledgments; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Patrick A. Lewis.

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Uses the story of Benjamin Buckner, an ambitious Bluegrass aristocrat, to illuminate the origins and perspectives of Kentucky's conservative proslavery Unionists, and explain why this group  Read more...

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