A New History of Kentucky

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University Press of Kentucky, 1997 - History - 533 pages
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" The first comprehensive history of the state since the publication of Thomas D. Clark's landmark History of Kentucky over sixty years ago. A New History of Kentucky brings the Commonwealth to life, from Pikeville to the Purchase, from Covington to Corbin, this account reveals Kentucky's many faces and deep traditions. Lowell Harrison, professor emeritus of history at Western Kentucky University, is the author of many books, including George Rogers Clark and the War in the West, The Civil War in Kentucky, Kentucky's Road to Statehood, Lincoln of Kentucky, and Kentucky's Governors.

  

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User Review  - Duane Bolin - Goodreads

The textbook for my History of Kentucky class. Written by the late Lowell Harrison and Kentucky's State Historian and Georgetown College Professor James Klotter. The book to buy on Kentucky history. Read full review

Review: A New History of Kentucky

User Review  - Catherine Kesseler - Goodreads

I actually only read the first part of this book. I only wanted to know about the early days of Kentucky as my ancestors were in Kentucky only until about 1830. The part I read was well written.) Read full review

Contents

A Place Called Kentucke
5
The Kentuckians Called Indians
6
Two Women in Kentucky
9
The Long Hunters in Kentucky
10
Daniel Boone is Enthralled with Kentucky
11
Exploring the Western Waters
15
The Role of the Land Companies
16
Official Interest in the West
17
The Civil War
195
Early Engagements 1861 1862
196
The Confederate Invasion Summer 1862
198
The Raids Continue
202
Guerrilla Warfare 18631865
204
CivilMilitary Relations
205
Economic Aspects of the War
207
Social Aspects of the War Years
209

On the Eve of Settlement
18
The Boundaries of Kentucky
20
The Physiographic Regions
22
Settling a New Land
24
Boonesborough Boone and Henderson
25
Benjamin Logan and St Asaph
29
A Government for Kentucky
30
The Years of the American Revolution
33
Daniel Boone and Chief Black Fish
35
George Rogers Clark and the Illinois Campaign
39
Continued Indian Activity
41
Defeat at Lower Blue Licks
43
The Treaty of Paris 1783
45
The Road to Statehood
48
Land Claims in Kentucky
52
Background to Separation from Virginia
55
Starting toward Statehood
56
Nine Conventions but Not a State
58
The Virginia Compact
60
Drafting the 1792 Constitution
61
The 1792 Constitution
63
From Constitution to Constitution 17921799
65
The New Land Policy
68
Indian Problems in the Northwest Territory
70
Slavery Remains an Issue
71
Political Parties and the Democratic Society
72
A Few Good Federalists
74
Moving toward a New Constitution
75
Kentuckys Second Constitution 1799
77
Kentucky in the New Nation 17921815
80
A New Penal Code
83
The Burr Conspiracy
85
Continued Problems with Europe and the Indians
87
In Defense of Neutral Rights
88
Henry Clay the War Hawk
89
The War of 1812 in the Northwest
90
The Battle of New Orleans
93
Kentucky after Fifty Years of Settlement
96
The Missouri Compromise
97
The Kentuckians of the 1820s
98
The Rise of the Cities
99
Characteristics of Kentuckians
104
Kentucky 18201865
107
Politics and Politicians 18201859
109
The Second Party System
112
The Whig Ascendancy
113
The Mexican War
115
The 1850 Constitution
117
Henry Clay for President
119
Parties in Turmoil
121
Economic Development
125
Agriculture
133
Manufacturing
138
The Extractive Industries
141
Commerce
142
Banks and Money
143
Revenue and Taxation
144
Social and Cultural Changes
146
Public Education
148
Higher Education
151
Religion
153
Literature
157
Newspapers
158
Medicine
159
Amusements
160
Architecture
164
Art and Artists
165
Slavery and Antislavery
167
Slave Ownership and Distribution
168
Legal Status
169
Food Clothing and Shelter
170
A Black Subculture
173
The Defense of Slavery
174
Abolition and Emancipation
175
Colonization
176
Antislavery in the 1850s
178
Free at Last
179
The Road to War
181
Sectional Disputes 18541860
182
The Election of 1860
183
Efforts to Find a Compromise
185
Governor Magoffin in the Crisis
186
The 1861 Elections
189
A Fragile Neutrality
190
The End of Neutrality
191
The Provisional Government of Confederate Kentucky
192
Magoffin Resigns
194
Two Vital Changes
210
The Promise Unfulfilled
211
Kentucky after 1865
213
1865 and After
215
Continuity and Change
218
Rural and SmallTown Life
220
The Urban Commonwealth
226
Leisure Time
229
Reconstruction Readjustment and Race 18651875
234
Political Decisions 18651868
239
Bourbons and New Departure Democrats
242
The Stevenson Administration and Black Rights
243
The Leslie Years 1871 1875
245
Decades of Discord 18751900
249
General Violence
251
Feud Violence
253
Kentucky Images and Appalachian Stereotypes
255
The McCreary Administration and HealthCare 18751879
257
The Blackburn Governorship and the Prison Issue
259
Knott Buckner and Honest Dick Tate18831891
261
A New Constitution
264
Populism in the Chaotic 1890s
265
PoliticalTollgate and Other Wars
267
Goebel
269
Progressivism Prohibition and Politics 19001920
272
Bosses and Beckham
274
Prohibition and Progressivism
277
The Black Patch War and the Night Riders
279
The Politics of Progressivism
282
Child LaborWomens Rights and Race Relations
286
World War I
289
Bourbon Barons Tobacco Tycoons and King Coal The Economy 18651995
292
Livestock
296
The Feds the Family Farm and Agribusiness
297
Commerce
300
The Falls City and Urbanization
302
Fragile Finances
304
The Late TwentiethCentury Economy
305
King Coal and the Mineral World
307
Rivers Rails and Roads
312
Culture and Communications 18651995
317
The Rise to Prominence
321
The Maturing of the Literary Craft
324
New Generations of Writers
330
Historical Writing
332
Poets Artists Architects and More
333
The Sounds of Music
337
Theater Radio and Film
340
The Transitional Twenties
343
Evolution and the Klan
346
Bosses the Bipartisan Combine and the Governors
349
Beckham and Betting
355
Old Problems and a New Deal
359
Depression Era Politics
362
The New Deal
363
Labor and the Coal Wars
365
Happy
367
World War II
370
Wartime Politics
373
Education and Equality 18651995
376
Separate and Unequal
379
Whirlwinds and Doldrums 19081954
382
Before Brown
385
Implementing integration
387
Civil Rights in the Sixties and Beyond
389
Kentucky Education Reform Act
391
Higher Education
393
A Half Century of Kentucky Politics
400
Happy Days Again?
403
The Sixties
406
Republican Resurgence and Retreat
413
New Politics or No Politics?
416
BOPTROT and Beyond
420
New Challenges Old Traditions
426
Trends I
431
Trends II
436
Change and Nostalgia
438
Continuity
440
Frontiers
442
Some Facts and Figures
445
Kentuckys Governors
446
Kentuckys Countries
451
Selected Bibliography
453
Acknowledgements
500
Index
503
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