Our Kentucky: A Study of the Bluegrass State / Edition 2

Our Kentucky: A Study of the Bluegrass State / Edition 2

by James C. Klotter
     
 

Originally published in 1992 in conjunction with Kentucky's bicentennial observations and designed for use in the high school classroom, Our Kentucky remains one of the most concise, well-written introductions to the Bluegrass State. While the focus is on history, specialists in other fields contribute chapters that provide a comprehensive description of

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Originally published in 1992 in conjunction with Kentucky's bicentennial observations and designed for use in the high school classroom, Our Kentucky remains one of the most concise, well-written introductions to the Bluegrass State. While the focus is on history, specialists in other fields contribute chapters that provide a comprehensive description of Kentucky's people and their past, present, and future. This expanded edition brings the scholarship up to date, ensuring the book's continued availability for students and general readers.

State historian James C. Klotter, together with a teachers' advisory group, has gathered nineteen authorities on the Commonwealth, each of whom has written a section in his or her area of expertise. The topics range widely, from architecture to women's rights, from Native Americans to Kentucky's future — and much in between. Well-respected authors from various disciplines — including geography, history, literature, religion, journalism, education, and political science — have crafted concise and stimulating chapters that help explain the state's past, present, and future.

Designed for use in the Kentucky Studies high school elective course, the book has been praised for covering so many aspects of Kentucky life and for bringing together such a wide array of writers. A special feature is the inclusion of seventeen award-winning essays written by high school students. These brief "sidebars" demonstrate the level of work that can be done by today's young Kentuckians. The combination of essays by students, chapters by experts, and a generous selection of photographs and original documents results in a book that will inform and delight all Kentucky readers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813121451
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
Publication date:
06/28/2000
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Geography1
2The Ancient Past17
3Government and Politics36
4The People and Their Leisure Time56
5The Antebellum Era, 1775-186076
6Religion91
7Slavery and Antislavery105
8Race Relations after 1865122
9At War, 1776-1991136
10Violence155
11Economics170
12Women's Quest for Reform185
13From War's End to the Great Depression, 1865-1930203
14Literature219
15Performing Arts238
16Historic Architecture248
17Toward the Modern Era: 1930 to the Present264
18Education277
19Today and Tomorrow294
Appendix 1: Kentucky Counties311
Appendix 2: Kentucky's Governors323
Bibliography328
Contributors333
Index335

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