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  1. Book Notes – Committed to Victory: The Kentucky Home Front During World War II

    Book Notes – Committed to Victory: The Kentucky Home Front During World War II

    Committed to Victory: The Kentucky Home Front During World War II. By Richard E. Holl. (2015. Pp. 396. $45.00. Hardcover. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky. 663 South Limestone Street, Lexington KY 40508-4008. www.kentuckypress.com) ISBN: 978-0-8131-6563-9. Often when we think of World War II, we think of those serving on the front...

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  2. Teenage Girl with an Ax: The Civil War Skirmish of “Aunt” Julia Marcum

    Teenage Girl with an Ax: The Civil War Skirmish of “Aunt” Julia Marcum

    By: Cheri Daniels, KAO Editor & KHS Head of Reference Services For a small family farm in Northern Scott County Tennessee, the conflicts of the Civil War were consistently nearby. Despite being surrounded by loyal Confederate counties, Scott County maintained a strong allegiance to the Union. In June of 1861, they ignored their...

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  3. Book Notes – A Stitch in Time: The Needlework of Aging Women in Antebellum America

    Book Notes – A Stitch in Time: The Needlework of Aging Women in Antebellum America

    A Stitch in Time: The Needlework of Aging Women in Antebellum America. By Aimee E. Newell. (2014. Pp. 312. $29.95. Paperback. Athens: Ohio University Press. 215 Columbus Rd., Suite 101, Athens OH 45701-1373. http://www.ohioswallow.com/) ISBN: 978-0-8214-2052-2. After years of research, it is customary to become frustrated over the lack of female...

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  4. Tracking Olive Tinsley: Documenting a Female in 1830s Kentucky

    Tracking Olive Tinsley: Documenting a Female in 1830s Kentucky

    By: Anissa Penn Davis, Kentucky State Historian: The General Society of Mayflower Descendants It is well-known that finding a female ancestor can be a daunting task.  A researcher counts himself/herself lucky if a maiden name is found in a will.  However, what do researchers do for those females who don’t leave...

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  5. Book Notes – Arab and Jewish Women in Kentucky

    Book Notes – Arab and Jewish Women in Kentucky

    Stories of Accommodation and Audacity by Nora Rose Moosnick A new addition to the University Press of Kentucky Oral History Series, Arab and Jewish Women in Kentucky: Stories of Accommodation and Audacity reflects the not-so-hidden diversity in the state, and also illustrates the power of oral history to document the...

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