How Kentucky became southern [electronic resource] : a tale of outlaws, horse thieves, gamblers, and breeders / Maryjean Wall.Material type: TextPublication details: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, c2010Description: 1 online resource (291 p.) : illISBN: 9780813126074 (electronic bk.); 081312607X (electronic bk.); 9780813139524 (electronic bk.); 081313952X (electronic bk.)Subject(s): Horse racing -- Kentucky -- History -- 19th century | Horse industry -- Kentucky -- History -- 19th century | Kentucky -- Social life and customs -- 19th century | Kentucky -- Social life and customs -- 19th century | Agriculture | Sport & Recreation | SPORTS & RECREATION -- Equestrian | SPORTS & RECREATION -- Horse RacingGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: How Kentucky became southern.DDC classification: 798.409769/09034 LOC classification: SF335.U6 | K66 2010eb (Online)Online resources: EBSCOhost
Includes bibliographical references and index.
The fast track into the future -- The greening of the Bluegrass -- A killing spree and a hanging tree -- "All the best jockeys of the west are colored" -- Old money meets the arrivistes -- Winners and losers in the age of reform -- The idea of horse country reclaimed.
Description based on print version record.
The conflicts of the Civil War continued long after the conclusion of the war: jockeys and Thoroughbreds took up the fight on the racetrack. A border state with a shifting identity, Kentucky was scorned for its violence and lawlessness and struggled to keep up with competition from horse breeders and businessmen from New York and New Jersey. As part of this struggle, from 1865 to 1910, the social and physical landscape of Kentucky underwent a remarkable metamorphosis, resulting in the gentile, beautiful, and quintessentially southern Bluegrass region of today.
There are no comments on this title.