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Taking the town [electronic resource] : collegiate and community culture in the Bluegrass, 1880-1917 / Kolan Thomas Morelock.

By: Morelock, Kolan Thomas, 1945-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Thomas D. Clark studies in education, public policy, and social change: Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : Univ. Press of Kentucky, c2008Description: 1 online resource (x, 422 p.).ISBN: 9780813173054 (electronic bk.); 0813173051 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Lexington (Ky.) -- Intellectual life -- 19th century | Lexington (Ky.) -- Intellectual life -- 20th century | Universities and colleges -- Social aspects -- Kentucky -- Lexington -- History | College students -- Kentucky -- Lexington -- Societies, etc. -- History | Clubs -- Kentucky -- Lexington -- History | Lexington (Ky.) -- Social life and customs | Community life -- Kentucky -- Lexington -- History | Lexington (Ky.) -- Social conditions | Clubs -- Kentucky -- Lexington -- History | College students -- Kentucky -- Lexington -- Societies, etc. -- History | Lexington (Ky.) -- Intellectual life -- 19th century | Lexington (Ky.) -- Intellectual life -- 20th century | Universities and colleges -- Social aspects -- Kentucky -- Lexington -- History | History | Social Science | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular CultureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Taking the town.DDC classification: 306.43/20976947 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Prologue : panning for gold -- Lexington in the Gilded Age : public voices -- "Put me in class with the widow who gave the mite" : Lexington's Joseph Tanner in the Gilded Age -- Campus prominence : collegiate literary societies in nineteenth-century Lexington -- Community presence : collegiate literary societies in Gilded Age Lexington -- "This city's never dull" : public culture in Progressive Era Lexington -- "In her most charming, characteristic way" : Lexington's Margaret Preston in the Progressive Era -- The dramatic clubs take the stage : an extracurricular succession in prewar Lexington -- Epilogue : Postwar Lexington : so long, Gilded Age -- Appendixes.
Summary: Taking the Town: Collegiate and Community Culture in the Bluegrass, 1880-1917 explores culture and intellectual life in Lexington, Kentucky, at the turn of the twentieth century. Drawing from local newspapers and from the work of historians and other writers, Kolan Thomas Morelock reveals Lexington to be a city of contradictions: known as a cultural "Athens of the West," it also struggled with the poverty, ignorance, and bigotry characteristic of southern communities after the Civil War. Taking the Town examines the contributions to local culture made by the literary and dramatic clubs prevale
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [383]-394) and index.

Prologue : panning for gold -- Lexington in the Gilded Age : public voices -- "Put me in class with the widow who gave the mite" : Lexington's Joseph Tanner in the Gilded Age -- Campus prominence : collegiate literary societies in nineteenth-century Lexington -- Community presence : collegiate literary societies in Gilded Age Lexington -- "This city's never dull" : public culture in Progressive Era Lexington -- "In her most charming, characteristic way" : Lexington's Margaret Preston in the Progressive Era -- The dramatic clubs take the stage : an extracurricular succession in prewar Lexington -- Epilogue : Postwar Lexington : so long, Gilded Age -- Appendixes.

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Taking the Town: Collegiate and Community Culture in the Bluegrass, 1880-1917 explores culture and intellectual life in Lexington, Kentucky, at the turn of the twentieth century. Drawing from local newspapers and from the work of historians and other writers, Kolan Thomas Morelock reveals Lexington to be a city of contradictions: known as a cultural "Athens of the West," it also struggled with the poverty, ignorance, and bigotry characteristic of southern communities after the Civil War. Taking the Town examines the contributions to local culture made by the literary and dramatic clubs prevale

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