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The Resource Violence in the Black Patch of Kentucky and Tennessee, Suzanne Marshall

Violence in the Black Patch of Kentucky and Tennessee, Suzanne Marshall

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Violence in the Black Patch of Kentucky and Tennessee
Title
Violence in the Black Patch of Kentucky and Tennessee
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Suzanne Marshall
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Language
eng
Summary
"From its settlement in the late 1700s, the Black Patch-an agricultural region of western Kentucky and Middle Tennessee-has been known for its dark-fired, heavy-leafed tobacco, so green that it is called "black." But as the settlers of this region sowed the seeds of tobacco, they also sowed the seeds of violence. In Violence in the Black Patch of Kentucky and Tennessee, Suzanne Marshall provides a thorough, engrossing depiction of the role played by violence in the development of the Black Patch culture. Violence was a key element in the white settlement of this frontier wilderness. After forcibly removing Native Americans from the region, white settlers established a tradition of violence that maintained order and morality. White male dominance over family members and black slaves was also sustained by violence. A man's mean reputation defined his identity and place within the community, instilling respect and fear among outsiders. The Civil War and the industrial revolution also helped perpetuate violence in the Black Patch. With markedly divided sympathies during the Civil War, the Black Patch inspired guerrilla warfare against citizens and slaves by renegade bands of former soldiers from both sides. Marshall's study culminates with a discussion of the Night Riders' vigilante activity during Black Patch wars that originated with this country's shift from an agricultural society to an industrial one. By focusing on the violence in this culture, Marshall provides a key to understanding both the cultural components that were unique to the area and those that were shared with other isolated rural communities. She draws extensively from oral history and ethnographic methodology as well as court records, church records, diaries, and newspapers. Anecdotes depicting folk beliefs and heroes, old-time religion, the economics of farm life, race relations, and gender roles, serve to enliven this study and enrich our understanding of a fascinating and distinctive region."--Publishers website
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DLC
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1958-
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Marshall, Suzanne
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
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illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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University of Missouri Press
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  • Black Patch War, 1906-1909
  • Violence
  • Violence
  • Kentucky
  • Tennessee
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Violence in the Black Patch of Kentucky and Tennessee, Suzanne Marshall
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-192) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
30914294
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 198 pages
Isbn
9780826209719
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
94030773
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1610685
Label
Violence in the Black Patch of Kentucky and Tennessee, Suzanne Marshall
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-192) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
30914294
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 198 pages
Isbn
9780826209719
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
94030773
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1610685

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