"Ideal for a range of scholars.... A pleasure to read."
-Journal of Historical Geography
"Marshall's book is beautifully written and truly a pleasure to read."--
-Journal Of Southern History
"Creating a Confederate Kentucky
is a welcome addition to the study of post-Civil War Kentucky.... Those who teach the history of Kentucky and of the Civil War and Reconstruction will find this book a valuable addition to their reading lists."
-Journal of the Civil War Era
"Marshall's book is a good read, and it will be of much interest to those seeking a better understanding not only of Kentucky's key role in the 1860s, but also of how all of us have remembered the war ever since."
-Blue & Gray Magazine
"Rather than focusing exclusively on postwar political and economic factors, Creating a Confederate Kentucky
looks over the longer term at Kentuckians' activities . . . by which they commemorated the Civil War and fixed the state's remembrance of it for sixty years following the conflict. . . . Will be a nice addition to your Confederate/Kentucky library shelf. . . . Excellent."
-Lone Star Book Review
"An interesting, informative book. It helps clarify the experiences of many of us who grew up in Kentucky. . . . The book has set a new standard."
-The Kentucky Civil War Bugle
"Anne Marshall's Creating a Confederate Kentucky
alters the entire field of Civil War memory study….[It] is a masterful work of scholarship. Its prose is lucid; its research is thorough; and its interpretative power is truly ground-breaking."
-Civil War Book Review
"Marshall has crafted an easily read, easily comprehensible scholarly volume. Recommended. All levels/libraries."
"Marshall has illuminated an important and understudied aspect of how a border region simultaneously departed from and reflected broader patterns of memory. Marshall's excellent study will refine our understanding of how contested and unpredictable memory was and continues to be."
-The American Historical Review
"By enriching our understanding of the ways Confederate Kentuckians, white Unionists, and African Americans interpreted the state's participation in the Civil War, Marshall also sheds significant light on the processes through which competing interests claim ownership of history."
-The Journal of American History
"An intelligent narrative. . . . The author writes well and is easy to read. . . . A valuable and serious history of the development of Confederate memory in Kentucky and in America. . . . An excellent book for any student of Reconstruction, the process of reconciliation or the years after the Civil War."
-TOCWOC: A Civil War Blog
"An excellent book: tightly argued, richly detailed, and elegantly written. It is a model of what a state study can do, showing the importance of not just race, but also place, to the story of the Lost Cause."
-Civil War Monitor
"Examines all sides of Kentucky's Union-Confederate postwar dialogue. . . . [A] thoughtful, carefully researched and plausibly presented historical study, illustrated with a handful of vintage black-and-white photographs. Highly recommended."
-Midwest Book Review