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Rebels on the Border: Civil War, Emancipation, and the Reconstruction of Kentucky and Missouri

The Filson Historical Society

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)

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After slaves in central Kentucky and Missouri gained their emancipation, author Aaron Astor contends, they transformed informal kin and social networks of resistance against slavery into more formalized processes of electoral participation and institution building. At the same time, white politics in Kentucky’s Bluegrass and Missouri’s Little Dixie underwent an electoral realignment in response to the racial and social revolution caused by the war and its aftermath. Black citizenship and voting rights provoked a violent white reaction and a cultural reinterpretation of white regional identity. After the war, the majority of wartime Unionists in the Bluegrass and Little Dixie joined former Confederate guerrillas in the Democratic Party in an effort to stifle the political ambitions of former slaves.

Aaron Astor is assistant professor of history at Maryville College


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The Filson Historical Society
1310 South Third St
Louisville, KY 40208

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)


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