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Slavery in Kentucky (titles and collections)

Listed below are selected non-fiction titles and collections that focus on the history of slavery in Kentucky (the state as a whole). This is not intended to be an all inclusive list and does not include individual newspaper articles or book reviews. Additional information will be found within many other sources. See also the complete list of resources in the Notable Kentucky African Americans Database.

 

AUTHORS BOOK TITLES ARTICLE TITLES OTHER TITLES & COLLECTIONS DATES JOURNALS/PUBLISHERS ONLINE FULL TEXT
LOCATION
The African American Migration Experience     Slavery Times in Kentucky (still images collection) 2005 New York Public Library NYPL Digital Collections  
Allen, Jeffrey Brooke     The Debate Over Slavery and Race in Ante-Bellum Kentucky: 1792-1850 (Ph. D. dissertation) 1973 Northwestern University   University of Kentucky Special Collections E444.K5 A450 1973a; and many other Kentucky libraries
Allen, Jeffrey Brooke   Did Southern Colonizationists Oppose Slavery: Kentucky 1816-1850 as a test case     The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, v.75, no.2, pp.92-111   At UK and
Available at many Kentucky libraries and the Kentucky Historical Society
Astor, Aaron   The Crouching Lion's Fate: slave politics and conservative unionism in Kentucky   2012 The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, v.110, no.3, pp.293-326   At UK and Available at many Kentucky libraries and the Kentucky Historical Society
Bennett, Charles Raymond     All Things to All People: the American Colonization Society in Kentucky, 1829-1860 (Ph. D. dissertation) 1980 University of Kentucky   University of Kentucky Special Collections & Young Library
Breckinridge, Robert J.     The Question of Negro Slavery and the New Constitution (collection) 1849 University of Kentucky Special Collections   University of Kentucky Special Collections 326.4 B742q, Samuel Wilson Collection
Brown, John and John Young   Synod of Kentucky on Slavery   April 30, 1836 The Friend; a Religious and Literary Journal, v.9, no.30, p.233   Proquest American Periodical Series (subscription database)
Byrd, Pratt     The Kentucky Frontier in 1792 Slavery, Land-holding, and the State Constitution (Master thesis) 1947 University of Wisconsin-Madison   University of Wisconsin-Madison Library
Clark, Thomas Dionysius   The Slave Trade Between Kentucky and the Cotton Kingdom   December 1934 The Mississippi Valley Historical Review, v.12, no.3, pp.331-342   At UK and Available at many Kentucky libraries
Coleman, John Winston, Jr.     John Winston Coleman, Jr. Collection on Slavery in Kentucky (collection) 1780-1940   UK Special Collections  
Collar, C. Walker   Jesuit Education and Slavery in Kentucky, 1832-1868   2010 The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, v.108, no.3, pp.213-249   At UK and Available at many Kentucky libraries and the Kentucky Historical Society
Cowan, Alexander M. Liberia as I Found it in 1858     1858 A. G. Hodges   University of Kentucky Special Collections, Samuel Wilson Collection; and Filson Historical Society
Eslinger, Ellen   The Shape of Slavery on the Kentucky Frontier, 1775-1800   1994 The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, v.92, no.1, pp.1-23   At UK and Available at many Kentucky libraries and the Kentucky Historical Society
Explore UK: textual and visual records of the University of Kentucky       1700s-present University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center Explore UK  
Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration for the state of Kentucky Slave Narratives: a folk history of slavery in the United States from interviews with former slaves: v.7 Kentucky Narratives     Washington 1941   Various online formats at Project Gutenberg Available at UK and many other Kentucky libraries
Fitzpatrick, Benjamin Lewis     Negroes for Sale: the slave trade in Antebellum Kentucky (Ph. D. dissertation) December 2008 University of Notre Dame University of Notre Dame ETDs  
Harlow, Luke E.     Antislavery Clergy in Antebellum Kentucky, 1830-1860 (Master thesis) 2004 Wheaton College   Wheaton College
Harrison, Lowell H.   Slavery in Kentucky: a Civil War casualty   1983 The Kentucky Review, v.5, no.1, pp.32-41 UKnowledge  
Herrick, Michael     Kentucky and Slavery: the Constitutional Convention of 1792 (Master thesis) 2010 Dalhousie University

Faculty of Graduate Studies Online Theses

 
Howard, Victor B. Black Liberation in Kentucky: emancipation and freedom, 1862-1884     1983 University Press of Kentucky UKnowledge Available at UK and  many other Kentucky libraries
Howard, Victor B.   The Kentucky Presbyterians in 1849: slavery and the Kentucky Constitution   1982 The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, v.8, no.2, pp.151-169   At UK and Available at many Kentucky libraries and the Kentucky Historical Society
Hudson, J. Blaine Fugitive Slaves and the Underground Railroad in the Kentucky Borderland     2002 McFarland & Co.   At UK and Available at many Kentucky libraries
Kentucky Digital Library (KDL): online archives from Kentucky colleges, universities, libraries and historical society repositories       1700s-present Kentucky KDL  
Kentucky Digital Newspaper Program (KDNP): historic and contemporary newspapers from across the Commonwealth of Kentucky.       1787-present University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center KDNP  
Knott, Maurice F.     The Protestant Churches of Kentucky and the Slavery Question (Master thesis) 1951 University of Kentucky   University of Kentucky Special Collections & Young Library
LaCroix, Helen H.     In the Absence of Reconstruction: race, politics, and state power in Kentucky, 1850-1872 (Ph. D. dissertation) 2011 University of Wisconsin-Madison   University of Wisconsin-Madison Library
Lee, Jacob F.     "The Union as it was and the Constitution as it is": Unionism and emancipation in Civil War era Kentucky (Master thesis) 2007 University of Louisville   University of Louisville; and Filson Historical Society
Lucas, Marion B. A History of Blacks in Kentucky: from slavery to segregation, 1760-1891 [2nd ed.]     2003 University Press of Kentucky UKnowledge Available at UK and  many other Kentucky libraries
Lucas, Marion B.   Kentucky Blacks: the transition from slavery to freedom   1993 The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, v.91, no.4, pp.40-419   At UK and
Available at many Kentucky libraries and the Kentucky Historical Society
McDougle, Ivan E.   Slavery in Kentucky   July 1918 The Journal of Negro History, v.3, no.3, pp.211-328 HathiTrust  
Magoffin, Beriah     Message of Governor Magoffin to the General Assembly of Kentucky 1859 University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center   University of Kentucky Special Collections J87.K4 A2 1859
Martin, Asa Earl The Anti-Slavery Movement in Kentucky, Prior to 1850     1918 The Standard Printing Company of Louisville Archive.org  
Matthews, Gary Robert More American Than Southern: Kentucky, slavery, and the war for an American ideology, 1828-1861     2014 University of Tennessee Press   Available at UK F455 .M37 2014 
and many other Kentucky libraries
Mendes, Guy; Mike Brower; Kentucky Educational Television     Kentucky's Underground Railroad Passage To Freedom (video) 2000 Kentucky Educational Television (KET) KET  
Miller, Caroline R. and Bracken County Historical Society Grapevine Dispatch: the voice of antislavery messages     2011 Little Miami Publishing Co.   Available at UK E445.K5 M55 2011 and many other Kentucky libraries
Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. General Assembly Actions of the General Assembly on Slavery     1865 Hanna & Duncan, Printers   University of Kentucky Special Collections, Samuel Wilson Collection, 326 P92; and Western Kentucky University Library
Reynolds, Todd Armstrong     The American Missionary Association's Antislavery Campaign in Kentucky, 1848 to 1860 (Ph. D. dissertation) 1979 Ohio State University   Ohio State University Library
Sears, Richard D. The Kentucky Abolitionist in the Midst of Slavery (1854-1864): exiles for freedom     1993 Edwin Mellen Press   Available at UK E445.K5 S43 1993 and many other Kentucky libraries 
  Slave Emancipation in Kentucky     1849 Published in Frankfort, KY

  University of Kentucky Special Collections HT891 .S30 1849; and Filson Historical Society
Smith, John Thomas   The Old Arguments Anew: proslavery and antislavery thought during reconstruction   1986 The Kentucky Review, v.6, no.1, pp.3-23 UKnowledge  
Talbott, Timothy Ross   Slavery Advertisements in Kentucky's Civil War Newspapers   Fall 2016 Ohio Valley History: the journal of the Cincinnati Historical Society, v.16, no.3, pp.28-47   Available at UK F486 .H579and many other Kentucky libraries
Tallant, Harold D. Evil Necessity: slavery and political culture in antebellum Kentucky     2003 University Press of Kentucky UKnowledge Available at UK and  many other Kentucky libraries
Tallant, Harold Donald, Jr.     The Slavery Controversy in Kentucky, 1829-1859 (Ph. D. dissertation) 1986 Duke University   Duke University Library
Turley, Alicestyne     Spirited Away: Black evangelicals and the gospel of freedom, 1790-1890 (Ph. D. dissertation) 2009 University of Kentucky UKnowledge  
Turner, Wallace B.   Kentucky Slavery in the Last Ante Bellum Decade   1960 The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, v.58, no.4, pp.291-307   At UK and Available at many Kentucky Libraries and the Kentucky Historical Society
UKnowledge: a digital collection of unique scholarship created by University of Kentucky faculty, staff, students, departments, research centers, and administration.       1904-present University of Kentucky Libraries UKnowledge  
University of Kentucky Newspapers: largest collection of Kentucky newspapers listed by town, by date, and by title       1700s-present     University of Kentucky Young Library Periodicals, Newspapers, Microforms
University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center     Abolition/Abolitionist: Primary Sources in Special Collections Updated 2016 University of Kentucky Libguides  
University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center     Slaves/Slavery: Primary Sources in Special Collections Updated 2016 University of Kentucky Libguides  

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