Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Kentucky: a dark and bloody ground

Besides including information on Kentucky to the right in the Dictionary list, I also found this article from 1959 which points to the history of Kentucky as "dark and bloody ground" - a key theme in the play.

Monday, May. 25, 1959 Dark & Bloody Primary

Decades of warfare between the Iroquois and Cherokee gave Kentucky its name, the "dark and bloody ground." The tradition of bloodthirsty cunning has survived with a vengeance in Kentucky politics, turned vote-hunting into a boyhood sport, factional throat-cutting into a party game that everybody enjoys.

Continued at the following link but the rest is not as pertinent to the play:,9171,865878,00.html?promoid=googlep

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