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

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Overview

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 new, expanded edition brings the scholarship up to date, ensuring the book's continued availability for students and general readers. 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.

Covers such aspects of life in Kentucky as history, geography, religion, performing arts, economics, and race relations. Includes essays by high school students.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"A national context while describing what makes the state distinctive." -- Indiana Magazine of History

"Our Kentucky is an impressive text." -- Indiana Magazine of History

"Revised to meet the needs of Kentucky students." -- Kentucky Monthly

"For a handy source of information about Kentucky, you can hardly do better." -- WHAS Radio, Louisville

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813121451
  • Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
  • Publication date: 6/28/2000
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1 Geography 1
2 The Ancient Past 17
3 Government and Politics 36
4 The People and Their Leisure Time 56
5 The Antebellum Era, 1775-1860 76
6 Religion 91
7 Slavery and Antislavery 105
8 Race Relations after 1865 122
9 At War, 1776-1991 136
10 Violence 155
11 Economics 170
12 Women's Quest for Reform 185
13 From War's End to the Great Depression, 1865-1930 203
14 Literature 219
15 Performing Arts 238
16 Historic Architecture 248
17 Toward the Modern Era: 1930 to the Present 264
18 Education 277
19 Today and Tomorrow 294
Appendix 1: Kentucky Counties 311
Appendix 2: Kentucky's Governors 323
Bibliography 328
Contributors 333
Index 335
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