Summer scholars will be asked to read the following books before attending the workshop:
Harris, William C. Lincoln and the Border States: Preserving the Union. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2011.
Harrison, Lowell. The Civil War in Kentucky. Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky, 2009.
Howard, Victor B. Black Liberation in Kentucky: Emancipation and Freedom, 1862-1884. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2010.
Marshall, Anne E. Creating a Confederate Kentucky: The Lost Cause and Memory in a Border State. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2010.
In addition, three scholarly articles will be mailed to each accepted summer scholar to read before attending the workshop. They are:
Lewis, Patrick. “’All Men of Decency Ought to Quit the Army’: Benjamin F. Buckner, Manhood, and Proslavery Unionism in Kentucky.” The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, Vol. 107, No. 4 (Autumn 2009), 513-550.
Smith, John David. “The Recruitment of Negro Soldiers in Kentucky.” The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, Vol. 72, No. 4 (Oct. 1974), 364-390.
Yonkers, Charles E. “The Transformation of George W. Smith: How a Western Kentucky Farmer Evolved from a Unionist Whig to Pro-Southern Democrat.” The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, Vol. 103, No. 4 (Autumn 2005), 661-690.
A blog for the workshop will be established that will allow activities to continue once the workshop has concluded. Within a month of completing the workshop participants, either individually or with a partner, will post one 1,000 word essay (with research citations) based on a primary source (document, image or artifact) found in the KHS collections and related to the topics they learned about and researched during the workshop. Additionally, participants will be asked to comment at least three times on other participants’ blog posts. The blog will be available to the general public.