The Encyclopedia of Louisville

The Encyclopedia of Louisville
Author: John E. Kleber
Publsiher: University Press of Kentucky
Total Pages: 1024
Release: 2014-07-11
ISBN: 0813149746
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Encyclopedia of Louisville Book Excerpt:

With more than 1,800 entries, The Encyclopedia of Louisville is the ultimate reference for Kentucky's largest city. For more than 125 years, the world's attention has turned to Louisville for the annual running of the Kentucky Derby on the first Saturday in May. Louisville Slugger bats still reign supreme in major league baseball. The city was also the birthplace of the famed Hot Brown and Benedictine spread, and the cheeseburger made its debut at Kaelin's Restaurant on Newburg Road in 1934. The "Happy Birthday" had its origins in the Louisville kindergarten class of sisters Mildred Jane Hill and Patty Smith Hill. Named for King Louis XVI of France in appreciation for his assistance during the Revolutionary War, Louisville was founded by George Rogers Clark in 1778. The city has been home to a number of men and women who changed the face of American history. President Zachary Taylor was reared in surrounding Jefferson County, and two U.S. Supreme Court Justices were from the city proper. Second Lt. F. Scott Fitzgerald, stationed at Camp Zachary Taylor during World War I, frequented the bar in the famous Seelbach Hotel, immortalized in The Great Gatsby. Muhammad Ali was born in Louisville and won six Golden Gloves tournaments in Kentucky.

Germans in Louisville

Germans in Louisville
Author: C. Robert Ulrich,Victoria A. Ulrich
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 63
Release: 2008-03-21
ISBN: 1625851855
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Germans in Louisville Book Excerpt:

Discover the German influence on the Derby City in this collection of historical essays. The first German immigrants arrived in Louisville nearly two hundred years ago. By 1850, they represented nearly twenty percent of the population, and they influenced every aspect of daily life, from politics to fine art. In 1861, Moses Levy opened the famed Levy Brothers department store. Kunz’s “The Dutchman” Restaurant was established as a wholesale liquor establishment in 1892 and then became a delicatessen and, finally, a restaurant in 1941. Carl Christian Brenner, an emigrant from Lauterecken, Bavaria, gained notoriety as the most important Kentucky landscape artist of the nineteenth century. C. Robert and Victoria A. Ullrich edit a collection of historical essays about German immigrants and their fascinating past in the Derby City.

The Encyclopedia of Louisville

The Encyclopedia of Louisville
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 7
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Louisville (Ky.)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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German Influences in Louisville

German Influences in Louisville
Author: Edited by C. Robert Ullrich and Victoria A. Ullrich
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2019-09-09
ISBN: 146714407X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

German Influences in Louisville Book Excerpt:

The first German immigrants in Louisville were shoemakers, bakers, butchers, blacksmiths and brewers--literally everything from basket makers to carriage manufacturers. Later, these industrious immigrants became captains of industry and influence in the city. August Prante's family built many of the magnificent organs for Louisville churches. Abraham Flexner was a pioneer in medical education, while Louis Brandeis was the first Jew to serve on the United States Supreme Court. William George Stuber, the son of Louisville photographer Michael Stuber, became the president of the Eastman Kodak Company. C. Robert Ullrich and Victoria A. Ullrich present a series of essays detailing how German immigrants shaped the industry and culture of Louisville.

The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia

The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia
Author: Gerald L. Smith,Karen Cotton McDaniel,John A. Hardin
Publsiher: University Press of Kentucky
Total Pages: 684
Release: 2015-08-28
ISBN: 0813160677
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia Book Excerpt:

The story of African Americans in Kentucky is as diverse and vibrant as the state's general history. The work of more than 150 writers, The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia is an essential guide to the black experience in the Commonwealth. The encyclopedia includes biographical sketches of politicians and community leaders as well as pioneers in art, science, and industry. Kentucky's impact on the national scene is registered in an array of notable figures, such as writers William Wells Brown and bell hooks, reformers Bessie Lucas Allen and Shelby Lanier Jr., sports icons Muhammad Ali and Isaac Murphy, civil rights leaders Whitney Young Jr. and Georgia Powers, and entertainers Ernest Hogan, Helen Humes, and the Nappy Roots. Featuring entries on the individuals, events, places, organizations, movements, and institutions that have shaped the state's history since its origins, the volume also includes topical essays on the civil rights movement, Eastern Kentucky coalfields, business, education, and women. For researchers, students, and all who cherish local history, The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia is an indispensable reference that highlights the diversity of the state's culture and history.

The Louisville Guide

The Louisville Guide
Author: Gregory Luhan,Dennis Domer,David Mohoney
Publsiher: Princeton Architectural Press
Total Pages: 462
Release: 2004-09-09
ISBN: 9781568984513
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Louisville Guide Book Excerpt:

With over 4500 buildings on the Kentucky State Register and the last survey of historic buildings being done in 1979, Kentucky has a rich architectural heritage, and Louisville, in particular, is especially notable.

Louisville s Fern Creek

Louisville s Fern Creek
Author: Cheryl Brandreth,Geoffrey Long Brandreth
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2015-05-11
ISBN: 1439651272
Category: Photography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Louisville s Fern Creek Book Excerpt:

Located in southeastern Jefferson County, Louisville’s Fern Creek community was settled in the 1780s with land grants given by Virginia for military service. The construction of the Louisville-Bardstown Turnpike encouraged Fern Creek’s growth as farmers settled the land along the route. Originally known as Stringtown for the appearance of the houses that sprang up along Bardstown Pike, Fern Creek is named after the creek that meanders through the area. Due to the abundant sources of water throughout the southeastern portion of Jefferson County, several mills operated in the area, most notably in Buechel, on Cedar Creek, and on Floyd’s Fork. The erection of mills provided early settlers the means to grind corn and wheat. Originally an agricultural community of fields, orchards, and stables, Fern Creek established the Farmers and Fruit Growers Association in 1880 and the Jefferson County Fair Company, which operated at the Fern Creek Fairgrounds until 1928.

Divided We Fail

Divided We Fail
Author: Sarah Garland
Publsiher: Beacon Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-01-29
ISBN: 0807001783
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Divided We Fail Book Excerpt:

Examines why school desegregation, despite its success in closing the achievement gap, was never embraced wholeheartedly in the black community as a remedy for racial inequality In 2007, a court case originally filed in Louisville, Kentucky, was argued before the Supreme Court and officially ended the era of school desegregation— both changing how schools across America handle race and undermining the most important civil rights cases of the last century. Of course, this wasn’t the first federal lawsuit to challenge school desegregation. But it was the first—and only—one brought by African Americans. In Divided We Fail, journalist Sarah Garland deftly and sensitively tells the stories of the families and individuals who fought for and against desegregation. By reframing how we commonly understand race, education, and the history of desegregation, this timely and deeply relevant book will be an important contribution to the continued struggle toward true racial equality.

Committed to Victory

Committed to Victory
Author: Richard E. Holl
Publsiher: University Press of Kentucky
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2015-10-09
ISBN: 0813165644
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Committed to Victory Book Excerpt:

When World War II broke out in Europe in September 1939, Kentucky was still plagued by the Great Depression. Even though the inevitably of war had become increasingly apparent earlier that year, the citizens of the Commonwealth continued to view foreign affairs as a lesser concern compared to issues such as the lingering economic depression, the approaching planting season, and the upcoming gubernatorial race. It was only the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that destroyed any lingering illusions of peace. In Committed to Victory: The Kentucky Home Front During World War II, author Richard Holl offers the first comprehensive examination of the Commonwealth's civilian sector during this pivotal era in the state's history. National mobilization efforts rapidly created centers of war production and activity in Louisville, Paducah, and Richmond, producing new economic prosperity in the struggling region. The war effort also spurred significant societal changes, including the emergence of female and minority workforces in the state. In the Bluegrass, this trend found its face in Pulaski County native Rose Will Monroe, who was discovered as she assembled B-24 and B-29 bombers and was cast as Rosie the Riveter in films supporting the war effort. Revealing the struggles and triumphs of civilians during World War II, Holl illuminates the personal costs of the war, the black market for rationed foods and products, and even the inspiration that coach Adolph Rupp and the University of Kentucky basketball team offered to a struggling state. Committed to Victory is a timely and engaging account that fills a significant gap in the literature on a crucial period of American history.

Sweet Taste of Liberty

Sweet Taste of Liberty
Author: W. Caleb McDaniel
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-08-07
ISBN: 019084700X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sweet Taste of Liberty Book Excerpt:

The unforgettable saga of one enslaved woman's fight for justice--and reparations Born into slavery, Henrietta Wood was taken to Cincinnati and legally freed in 1848. In 1853, a Kentucky deputy sheriff named Zebulon Ward colluded with Wood's employer, abducted her, and sold her back into bondage. She remained enslaved throughout the Civil War, giving birth to a son in Mississippi and never forgetting who had put her in this position. By 1869, Wood had obtained her freedom for a second time and returned to Cincinnati, where she sued Ward for damages in 1870. Astonishingly, after eight years of litigation, Wood won her case: in 1878, a Federal jury awarded her $2,500. The decision stuck on appeal. More important than the amount, though the largest ever awarded by an American court in restitution for slavery, was the fact that any money was awarded at all. By the time the case was decided, Ward had become a wealthy businessman and a pioneer of convict leasing in the South. Wood's son later became a prominent Chicago lawyer, and she went on to live until 1912. McDaniel's book is an epic tale of a black woman who survived slavery twice and who achieved more than merely a moral victory over one of her oppressors. Above all, Sweet Taste of Liberty is a portrait of an extraordinary individual as well as a searing reminder of the lessons of her story, which establish beyond question the connections between slavery and the prison system that rose in its place.

Old Louisville

Old Louisville
Author: David Dominé
Publsiher: University of Georgia Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2013-04-22
ISBN: 093295829X
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Old Louisville Book Excerpt:

A forty-five-square-block neighborhood in the heart of Kentucky’s largest city, Old Louisville is among the largest and most significant historic preservation districts in America. Comprising some 1,400 structures built primarily between 1885 and 1905, it is a veritable time capsule of late-Victorian and early twentieth-century architecture. The broad avenues and quiet courts of this beautifully embowered space are lined with notable examples of Gothic Revival, Richardsonian Romanesque, Queen Anne, Italianate, Châteauesque, Second Empire, and Beaux Arts dwellings typifying the style and elegance of the Gilded Age. Located just south of Louisville’s business district, Old Louisville arose from the expansive grounds where the great Southern Exposition amazed and inspired visitors from 1883 to 1887. Coinciding with the economic growth of this expanding river city, the development of Old Louisville reflected the exuberance of its patrons and their architects as many of the designs combined various elements of diverse styles with sometimes whimsical and often strikingly delightful results. Old Louisville: Exuberant, Elegant, and Alive takes an intimate tour of fifty residential designs, from grand mansions to cozy cottages, from familiar house museums and boutique hotel adaptations to private homes of charm and sophistication. Many of these residences havenever been opened to the curious eyes of readers who are fascinated with old homes and interior design and intrigued by the skill and imagination necessary to rescue endangered buildings and convert them to the needs and comforts of modern living. Old Louisville is alive today with the busy activities of commerce and creativity. It is abuzz with people heading off to work at an office downtown or to a studio downstairs, while next door or down the block new neighbors are hunkering down to restore an old gem from a bygone era. Street fairs and art festivals roll with the vitality of contemporary life in a historic setting, and the pleasant sounds of Derby party celebrants mingle with the echoes of those now past. Old Louisville celebrates the architectural context of this remarkable neighborhood and commemorates the passion and the dedication of those who have recognized the value of its past and have sacrificed to preserve the certainty of its future.

The Olmsted Parks of Louisville

The Olmsted Parks of Louisville
Author: Patricia Dalton Haragan
Publsiher: University Press of Kentucky
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2014-03-18
ISBN: 0813144566
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Olmsted Parks of Louisville Book Excerpt:

Frederick Law Olmsted, popularly known as the "Father of American Landscape Architecture," is famous for designing New York City's Central Park, the U.S. Capitol grounds, and the campuses of institutions such as Stanford University and the University of Chicago. His celebrated projects in Boston, Buffalo, Detroit, Milwaukee, and other cities led to a commission from the city of Louisville, Kentucky, in 1891. There, he partnered with community leaders to design a network of scenic parks, tree-lined parkways, elegant neighborhoods, and beautifully landscaped estate gardens that thousands of visitors still enjoy today. The Olmsted Parks of Louisville is the first authoritative manual on the 380 species of trees, herbaceous plants, shrubs, and vines populating the nearly 1,900 acres that comprise Cherokee, Seneca, Iroquois, Shawnee, and Chickasaw Parks. Designed for easy reference, this handy field guide includes detailed photos and maps as well as ecological and historical information about each park. Author Patricia Dalton Haragan also includes sections detailing the many species of invasive plants in the parks and discusses the native flora that they displaced. This guide provides readers with a key to Olmsted's vision, revealing how various plant species were arranged to emphasize the beauty and grandeur of nature. It will serve as an essential resource for students, nature enthusiasts, and the more than ten thousand visitors who use the parks.

Louisville Diners

Louisville Diners
Author: Ashlee Clark Thompson
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2015-03-16
ISBN: 1625854226
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Louisville Diners Book Excerpt:

Louisville boasts many award-winning fine dining restaurants, but long before Derby City mastered upscale cuisine, it perfected the diner. Explore Louisville's tasty offerings with local food writer Ashlee Clark Thompson as she surveys the city's impressive variety of greasy spoons from the Highlands to the West End and everywhere in between. Enjoy home cooking done right at Shirley Mae's Café and Bar, breakfast at Barbara Lee's Kitchen, lunch to go at Ollie's Trolley and so much more. Packed with insightful interviews and helpful tips that only a local can provide, Louisville Diners is a delectable look into the best the city has to offer.

Louisville Remembered

Louisville Remembered
Author: Gary Falk
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2009-02-01
ISBN: 1625843003
Category: Photography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Louisville Remembered Book Excerpt:

Explore the people, places and events that shaped the city of Louisville over the centuries and molded it into a place truly worth remembering. Peer into Louisvilles history and see a city brimming with homespun industry, thriving theatre and one-cent chocolate bars. From top-secret World War II aircrafts to pipe organs, from ice cream to thunderous fireworks, author Gary Falk of the Louisville Historical League provides a fascinating look at the citys past through a collection of articles and more than one hundred stunning historic images.

Insiders Guide to Louisville

Insiders  Guide   to Louisville
Author: David Domine
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2010-05-18
ISBN: 0762763396
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Insiders Guide to Louisville Book Excerpt:

Insiders' Guide to Louisville is the essential source for in-depth travel and relocation information to this storied Kentucky city. Written by a local (and true insider), this guide offers a personal and practical perspective of Louisville and its surrounding environs.

Lost Restaurants of Louisville

Lost Restaurants of Louisville
Author: Stephen Hacker,Michelle Turner
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2015-11-02
ISBN: 1625856288
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lost Restaurants of Louisville Book Excerpt:

Louisville was home to fine cuisine long before the famous restaurant rows on Bardstown Road, Frankfort Avenue and East Market Street. Mazzoni’s served the area’s first rolled oyster. At the C-54 Grill, guests dined inside a remodeled aircraft, and Kaelin’s prepared its classic cheeseburger. Hasenour’s sauerbraten and Hoe Kow’s war sui gai are two dishes that still make local mouths water when mentioned. Authors Stephen Hacker and Michelle Turner revisit the vivid personalities, celebrated spaces and unique recipes that made Louisville’s historic eateries unforgettable.

Louisville Beer

Louisville Beer
Author: Kevin Gibson
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2014-09-02
ISBN: 1625849958
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Louisville Beer Book Excerpt:

It's no secret that Louisville is one of America's bourbon capitals, but the Derby City once thrived as a brewing mecca as well, rivaling even St. Louis and Milwaukee with its crisp lagers and Kentucky Common Ale. German settlers arrived with centuries-old brewing traditions and beer gardens, cementing beer and barrooms in Louisville's culture. Following Prohibition, the "big three"--Falls City, Fehr's and Oertel's--kept traditions alive while ingraining iconic brands into the city's fabric and heritage. More recently, craft brewers like BBC, Apocalypse Brew Works and New Albanian Brewing Company have drawn on this rich history. Kick back with Louisville food and beverage journalist Kevin Gibson as he traces Louisville's beer history with stories from the past, interviews and plenty of photos that bring this intoxicating story to life.

Louisville s Historic Black Neighborhoods

Louisville s Historic Black Neighborhoods
Author: Beatrice S. Brown
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 127
Release: 2012
ISBN: 0738591858
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Louisville s Historic Black Neighborhoods Book Excerpt:

After the American Civil War, many African Americans found a new life in "River Town." Louisville became a historic marker for freed men and women of color who bought acres of land or leased shotgun cottages and lots from whites to begin their new emancipated life. Smoketown is the only neighborhood in the city of Louisville with such continuous presence. By 1866, Smoketown was settled by these freemen, and by 1871 the first public building, the Eastern Colored School, was erected. By the 1950 census, 10,653 people lived in Smoketown, and other historic black neighborhoods--such as Petersburg/Newburg, Parkland, California, Russell, Berrytown, Griffytown, and Black Hill in Old Louisville--were thriving. As these new neighborhoods sprang up, another historic event was taking place: in 1875, the first Kentucky Derby convened, and 13 of the 15 jockeys were black. Such astounding history embraces this city, and Images of America: Louisville's Historic Black Neighborhoods relives its magnificent and rich narrative.

Way Up North in Louisville

Way Up North in Louisville
Author: Luther Adams
Publsiher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010-11-29
ISBN: 9780807899434
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Way Up North in Louisville Book Excerpt:

Luther Adams demonstrates that in the wake of World War II, when roughly half the black population left the South seeking greater opportunity and freedom in the North and West, the same desire often anchored African Americans to the South. Way Up North in Louisville explores the forces that led blacks to move to urban centers in the South to make their homes. Adams defines "home" as a commitment to life in the South that fueled the emergence of a more cohesive sense of urban community and enabled southern blacks to maintain their ties to the South as a place of personal identity, family, and community. This commitment to the South energized the rise of a more militant movement for full citizenship rights and respect for the humanity of black people. Way Up North in Louisville offers a powerful reinterpretation of the modern civil rights movement and of the transformations in black urban life within the interrelated contexts of migration, work, and urban renewal, which spurred the fight against residential segregation and economic inequality. While acknowledging the destructive downside of emerging postindustrialism for African Americans in the Jim Crow South, Adams concludes that persistent patterns of economic and racial inequality did not rob black people of their capacity to act in their own interests.

Louisville in World War II

Louisville in World War II
Author: Bruce M. Tyler
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2005-11-30
ISBN: 1439633398
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Louisville in World War II Book Excerpt:

With the bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941, Louisville mobilized to fight Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. Citizens of all races and economic classes united in the effort, both abroad and at home. Louisville’s many industries banded together as well: the Mengel Company made wood products used in the war, and its staff burned a Nazi flag in an employee-held rally; Reynolds Aluminum Company manufactured arms and other war materials; Liberty National Bank sold war bonds at special windows; and the Louisville Ford Motor Company made at least 93,389 military jeeps out of the roughly 500,000 employed in the war. Perhaps Louisville’s most significant war contribution, though, was the use of Bowman Field as a United States Army Air Corps Detachment Squadron. The pilots trained there were vital to the war effort.