University Press of Kentucky
Randolph Paul Runyon recounts an episode of racial justice in Reconstruction-era Kentucky in The Assault on Elisha Green: Race and Religion in a Kentucky Community. Reviewer Michael W. Fitzgerald writes that Runyon “engagingly” describes a “vivid episode” in which the Black Baptist Minister Elisha Green successfully sought redress from the courts after two white Southern Methodist ministers forcibly removed the recently disabled Green from his seat in a first-class train car. Green viewed his paltry reward of fifteen dollars as a “highlight of his life.” Fitzgerald concludes that Runyon “knows how to tell a story.”
Fitzgerald, Michael W.
"The Assault on Elisha Green: Race and Religion in a Kentucky Community,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 24
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/cwbr/vol24/iss2/16