A Brown Bag Lecture by Aaron Astor, Ph.D.
Wednesday, September 12
In a lecture based on his new book, Rebels on the Border, Dr. Aaron Astor will discuss the Civil War experience in the highly contested and bloodiest of border states, Kentucky and Missouri. Following the war, former slaves transformed their kin and social networks of resistance against slavery into securing electoral participation and building institutions, thus prompting a violent white reaction that resulted in a political realignment of Kentucky Bluegrass and “Little Dixie” Unionists with Missouri Confederates to stifle the political ambitions of former slaves. Aaron Astor is an associate professor of history at Maryville College.
East Tennessee History Center