A New History of Kentucky

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University Press of Kentucky, Mar 27, 1997 - History - 552 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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Contents

A Place Called Kentucke
5
Exploring the Western Waters
15
Settling a New Land
24
A Government for Kentucky
30
The Years of the American Revolution
33
The Road to Statehood
48
From Constitution to Constitution 17921799
65
Kentucky in the New Nation 17921815
80
Reconstruction Readjustment and Race 18651875
234
Decades of Discord 18751900
249
Progressivism Prohibition and Politics 19001920
272
Bourbon Barons Tobacco Tycoons and King Coal The Economy 18651995
292
Culture and Communications 18651995
317
The Transitional Twenties
343
Old Problems and a New Deal
359
Education and Equality 18651995
376

Kentucky after Fifty Years of Settlement
96
Kentucky 18201865
107
Politics and Politicians 18201859
109
Economic Development
125
Social and Cultural Changes
146
Slavery and Antislavery
167
The Road to War
181
The Civil War
195
Kentucky after 1865
213
1865 and After
215
A Half Century of Kentucky Politics
400
New Challenges Old Traditions
426
Some Facts and Figures
445
Kentuckys Governors
446
Kentuckys Counties
451
Selected Bibliography
453
Acknowledgments
500
Index
503
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Lowell H. Harrison (1922–2011) was professor of history at Western Kentucky University and the author of many books on the history of the Commonwealth.

James C. Klotter is State Historian and professor of history at Georgetown College. He is the author of several books, including, with Lowell H. Harrison, A New History of Kentucky.

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