Concise History of Kentucky

ISBN-10: 0813191920

ISBN-13: 9780813191928

Edition: 2008

Authors: James C. Klotter, Freda C. Klotter

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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.
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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

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.

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
The End of the Frontier
Different Kentuckys
The People of Kentucky
Kentucky Homes
The Land
Geographic Regions
Jackson Purchase
Pennyroyal (or Pennyrile)
Western Coal Fields
Mountains (Eastern Coal Fields)
Cultural or Human Regions
Appalachia (Eastern Kentucky)
Northern Kentucky
South-Central Kentucky
West Kentucky
Jackson Purchase
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
Fun and Games
From Statehood to the Civil War
Slave Life
Key Political Leaders
Three Kentucky Presidents
The Civil War and the End of a Century
The Brothers' War
On the Battlefield
Results of the War
From the End of the Civil War to the Start of a New Century
Feuds and Murders
Working in Kentucky
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
Radio and Television
Visual Arts
Motion Pictures
Kentucky in the Twentieth Century
The Transportation Revolution
The Communication Revolution
The New Deal
Equal Rights
Equal Rights for Women
Equal Rights for All Races
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
Additional Sources for Research
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