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Call for Proposals: Register of the Kentucky Historical Society Special Issue: “Agriculture and Rural Life in Kentucky”(2015-01-29)

Guest Editors:
Sara Egge (Centre College)
David Hamilton (University of Kentucky)

The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society invites manuscript proposals for a special issue on the history of Kentucky agriculture and rural life, which will be published in 2018. Kentucky was, and is, a state with deep connections to agriculture and rural life. Agricultural and rural history is a vibrant and compelling field, and the editors welcome scholarship on such diverse topics as slavery, family and kinship, politics and public policy, gender, technology, religion, and race, as they pertain to agriculture or rural life. Authors may submit work on any time period, region of the state, or topic as it relates to agriculture and rural life in Kentucky.

Possible topics can include but are not limited to:
Food and culture
Horses and livestock
Soil conservation
Tobacco, hemp, and cotton
Yeoman farmers
Native American land use
Slavery and plantation agriculture
New Deal agricultural programs
Agribusiness and cooperative marketing
Farm credit
Hunting, fishing, and land use
Gender and rural life
Religion and rural life
Coal mining and rural life
Post–New Deal federal farm policies
Farm organizations
Agricultural extension in Kentucky

The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society is a peer-reviewed, quarterly journal that publishes scholarly articles examining the history of Kentucky and its people. It is published in both print form and electronically on Project MUSE and JSTOR.

Anyone interested in participating in this project should submit an abstract of no more than six hundred words by October 1, 2015.
Electronic submissions are preferred.

Authors should submit proposals to:
David Turpie, Ph.D.
Editor, Register of the Kentucky Historical Society
100 West Broadway
Frankfort, KY 40601-1931
502-564-1792, ext. 4435

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