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Virtual First Friday: The Most Hated Man in Kentucky, with Dr. Brad Asher

Title: Virtual First Friday: The Most Hated Man in Kentucky, with Dr. Brad Asher

Start: December 3, 2021, 12:00 pm

End: December 3, 2021, 1:00 pm

Location:  (virtual) Zoom*

Cost:  FREE for members, $5 for non-members.

Kentuckian and Union General Stephen Burbridge served as military commander of his home state for just under a year near the end of the Civil War, but his controversial actions earned him a lifetime of hatred from his fellow Kentuckians.  Join us via Zoom* as Dr. Brad Asher explores how General Burbridge earned his infamous reputation.  Through the story of Burbridge, Asher’s research adds important analysis to the ongoing reexamination of Kentucky and the Civil War and how Burbridge, as the local architect of the destruction of slavery, became a scapegoat for white Kentuckians adamantly opposed to emancipation.  Dr. Brad Asher is an independent scholar in Louisville, Kentucky.  He holds a PhD in History from the University of Chicago and has taught U.S. History at various institutions around the country.

*TECHNOLOGY: This virtual event will take place via Zoom, an online meeting platform.  For optimal experience, guests should connect using a device with a screen, a speaker, and a keyboard.  (A web-enabled camera is also nice, but not necessary.)  To accommodate guests who may not have access to this technology, a phone number will be provided at registration to dial into the event and listen to the presentation from any landline or mobile phone.  Need help using Zoom?  Check out this short video.  You can also contact us at or call 502-782-8070.

Registration:  Please register by clicking the button below. and you will receive information on how to connect.  Registration deadline is 10 am on the day of the event.

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