How Kentucky Became Southern

Maryjean Wall talked about her book How Kentucky Became Southern: A Tale of Outlaws, Horse Thieves, Gamblers, and Breeders, in which she highlights the… read more

How Kentucky Became Southern Maryjean Wall talked about her book How Kentucky Became Southern: A Tale of Outlaws, Horse Thieves, Gamblers, and Breeders, in which she highlights the post-Civil War world of Thoroughbred racing. Wall said that Kentucky, a border state during the civil war, 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.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2015 LCV Cities Tour” in Lexington, Kentucky, from June 20-25 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time Warner Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2. close

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How Kentucky Became Southern

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Program ID:
326995-1
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Location:
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
First Aired:
Jul 18, 2015 | 6:54pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Jul 19, 2015 | 11:24am EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Jul 18, 2015 | 6:54pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 19, 2015 | 11:24am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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