SISTER STATES, ENEMY STATES: The Civil War in Kentucky and Tennessee. Edited by Kent Dollar, Larry H. Whiteaker, and W. University of Kentucky Press, 2009.

ISBN: 978-0-8131-2541-1
Subjects: History: Civil War, Kentucky and Regional Studies,History: US South

From the UK Press web site:


Kentucky and Tennessee were mirror images of one another during the Civil War. Both were slave states with large numbers of Union and Confederate sympathizers. Kentuckians and Tennesseans suffered the same hardships as the armies waged war within their borders. Bound to each other and to the South by their common culture, economy, and values, the people of these two states found themselves on opposing sides at the most critical time in American history.

In Sister States, Enemy States, many distinguished historians examine the social, political, and economic impact of the war on the people of both states, including disenfranchised groups such as women, refugees, and African Americans. A significant addition to the study of the Civil War in the Bluegrass and Volunteer states, Sister States, Enemy States promises to find a wide audience among scholars and general readers alike.

Kent T. Dollar is assistant professor of history at Tennessee Technological University and is the author of Soldiers of the Cross: Confederate Soldier-Christians and the Impact of War on their Faith.

Larry H. Whiteaker is professor emeritus of history at Tennessee Technological University and author of The Individual and Society in America.

W. Calvin Dickinson is professor emeritus of history at Tennessee Technological University, is the coauthor of Tennessee Tales the Textbooks Don’t Tell.