Concise History of Kentucky

ISBN-10: 0813191920
ISBN-13: 9780813191928
Edition: 2008
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Description: To most people, the word "Kentucky" is likely to inspire thoughts of Derby Day, burley tobacco fields, feuding Appalachian families, coal mines, and Colonel Sanders' famous fried chicken. There is much more, however, to the Bluegrass State's rich  More...

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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication date: 3/21/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

To most people, the word "Kentucky" is likely to inspire thoughts of Derby Day, burley tobacco fields, feuding Appalachian families, coal mines, and Colonel Sanders' famous fried chicken. There is much more, however, to the Bluegrass State's rich but often unexplored history than mint juleps and the Hatfields and McCoys. In "A Concise History of Kentucky," authors James C. Klotter and Freda C. Klotter introduce readers to a captivating story that spans 12,000 years of Kentucky lives, from Native Americans to astronauts. All facets of Kentucky history are explored-geography, government, social structure, culture, education, and the economy- recounting unique historic events such as the deadly frontier wars, the assassination of a governor, and the birth of Bluegrass music. The book features profiles of famous Kentuckians such as Daniel Boone, Abraham Lincoln, Loretta Lynn, and Muhammad Ali, as well as ordinary citizens. A joint collaboration of the state historian of Kentucky and an experienced educator, "A Concise History of Kentucky "is an authoritative, readable story that will educate and entertain newcomers to Kentucky history and those who simply want to learn more about the Commonwealth.

Freda C. Klotter, an educational programs consultant for the Kentucky Collaborative for Teaching and Learning, taught in elementary school classrooms for more than twenty-three years.

Preface
Frontiers-Then and Now
The Past
Writing about the Past
Native Americans in Kentucky
Paleo-Indians, 10,000 to 8000 B.C.
Archaic Period, 8000 to 1000 B.C.
Woodland Period, 1000 B.C. to A.D. 1000
Late Prehistoric Period, A.D. 1000 to 1750
The Great Dying
The Name "Kentucky"
Starting a State
The First West
The First Explorers
What They Found
Coming to Kentucky
Settling a State
Daniel Boone
Hard Times
Choices
The End of the Frontier
Statehood
Different Kentuckys
The People of Kentucky
Kentucky Homes
The Land
Climate
Geographic Regions
Jackson Purchase
Pennyroyal (or Pennyrile)
Western Coal Fields
Bluegrass
Mountains (Eastern Coal Fields)
Cultural or Human Regions
Appalachia (Eastern Kentucky)
Northern Kentucky
Bluegrass
South-Central Kentucky
Louisville
West Kentucky
Jackson Purchase
Regionalism
Kentucky Names
The Government of Kentucky
The Kentucky Constitution
Levels and Branches of Government
The Executive Branch
The Judicial Branch
The Legislative Branch
The Mystery of "Honest Dick" Tate
Living in Kentucky
Daily Life
Clothes and Fashion
Food
Work
Health
Fun and Games
Religion
From Statehood to the Civil War
Slavery
Slave Life
Freedom
Antislavery
Key Political Leaders
Three Kentucky Presidents
The Civil War and the End of a Century
The Brothers' War
On the Battlefield
Guerrillas
Results of the War
From the End of the Civil War to the Start of a New Century
Feuds and Murders
Working in Kentucky
Farming
Early Business and King Coal
Modern Industries
Global Kentucky
Words, Music, and More
Early Writing
Twentieth-Century Writers
Modern Writers
Writing History, Poetry, and Drama
Newspapers
Music
Radio and Television
Visual Arts
Motion Pictures
Kentucky in the Twentieth Century
The Transportation Revolution
The Communication Revolution
The New Deal
Wars
Out-Migration
Equal Rights
Equal Rights for Women
Equal Rights for All Races
Politics
Kentucky's Best Year
Going to School
Early Kentucky Schools
Life in School
Special Schools
Schools in the Twentieth Century and Beyond
Colleges and Universities
College Life
Today and Tomorrow in Kentucky
A Typical Kentuckian
Saving Parts of the Past
Identifying Future Issues
The Future
Appendixes
Additional Sources for Research
Index

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