Havertown : Savas Beatie, 2012.
1 online resource (382 pages)
Chapter 9. The End of Neutrality: July to September 1861Chapter 10. After Neutrality: September to December 1861; Appendix. Proclamations, Speeches, Party Platforms, and Other Documents; Bibliography; Index; About the Author.
Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Foreword; Introduction and Acknowledgments; Chapter 1. Kentucky's Political System: 1840 to 1860; Chapter 2. The Presidential Election: October to November 1860; Chapter 3. Secession, Slavery, and Economic Prosperity: November 1860 to February 1861; Chapter 4. Choosing Sides: January to February 1861; Chapter 5. Compromise: January to April 1861; Chapter 6. Neutrality: March to May 1861; Chapter 7. Border Conventions and Lincoln Guns: April to May 1861; Chapter 8. The Struggle to Remain Neutral: May to June 1861.
On May 16, 1861, the Kentucky state legislature passed an ordinance declaring its neutrality, which the state's governor, Beriah Magoffin, confirmed four days later. Kentucky's declaration and ultimate support for the Union stood at odds with the state's social and cultural heritage. After all, Kentucky was a slave state and enjoyed deep and meaningful connections to the new Confederacy. Much of what has been written to explain this curious choice concludes Kentucky harbored strong Unionist feelings. James Finck's freshly written and deeply researched Divided Loyalties: Kentucky's Struggle fo.