Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Is Kentucky Southern?
We work in coal mines, live in the Appalachian Mountains, play bluegrass, and say y’all. But we didn’t have huge cotton plantations, and some of us eat spaghetti with our chili and consider ourselves Cincinnati suburbanites. We officially declared ourselves neutral in 1861, then later declared allegiance to the Union while a shadow government sought acceptance in the Confederacy. So, are we truly a border state? Do we have the best (or worst) of both north and south, or just an identity crisis? Join us this Wednesday and help us answer the question, is Kentucky Southern?
- Is Kentucky a Southern State?
- The Border South
- Kentucky in the American Civil War
- Filson Historical Society
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