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  • The Civil War in Kentuckyby Lowell H. Harrison

    The University Press of Kentucky 2010; US$ 16.00

    " The Civil War scene in Kentucky, site of few full-scale battles, was one of crossroad skirmishes and guerrilla terror, of quick incursions against specific targets and equally quick withdrawals. Yet Kentucky was crucial to the military strategy of the war. For either side, a Kentucky held secure against the adversary would have meant easing of supply... more...

  • George Rogers Clark and the War in the Westby Lowell H. Harrison

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 19.95

    "Much has been written about the famous conflicts and battlegrounds of the East during the American Revolution. Perhaps less familiar, but equally important and exciting, was the war on the western frontier, where Ohio Valley settlers fought for the land they had claimed -- and for their very lives. George Rogers Clark stepped forward to organize... more...

  • Lincoln of Kentuckyby Lowell H. Harrison

    The University Press of Kentucky 2010; US$ 19.95

    Young Abraham Lincoln and his family joined the migration over the Ohio River, but it was Kentucky--the state of his birth--that shaped his personality and continued to affect his life. His wife was from the commonwealth, as were each of the other women with whom he had romantic relationships. Henry Clay was his political idol; Joshua Speed of Farmington,... more...

  • Kentucky's Governorsby Lowell H. Harrison

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Compiled and edited by Lowell H. Harrison, the essays in Kentucky's Governors profile every chief executive of the Bluegrass State from eighteenth-century governor Isaac Shelby to Ernie Fletcher. First published in 1985, this edition of Kentucky's Governors is expanded and revised to include governors Wilkinson, Jones, Patton, and Fletcher,... more...

  • Kentucky's Road to Statehoodby Lowell H. Harrison

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    On June 1,1792, Kentucky became the fifteenth state in the new nation and the first west of the Alleghenies. Lowell Harrison reviews the tangled and protracted process by which Virginia's westernmost territory achieved statehood. By the early 1780s, survival of the Kentucky settlements, so uncertain only a few years earlier, was assured. The end... more...

  • The Antislavery Movement in Kentuckyby Lowell H. Harrison

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 20.00

    As one of only two states in the nation to still allow slavery by the time of the Thirteenth Amendment in 1865, Kentucky's history of slavery runs deep. Based on extensive research, The Antislavery Movement in Kentucky focuses on two main antislavery movements that emerged in Kentucky during the early years of opposition. By 1820, Kentuckians such... more...

  • Western Kentucky Universityby Lowell H. Harrison

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Most Hilltoppers believe that Western Kentucky University is unique. They take pride in its lovely campus, its friendly spirit, the loyalty of its alumni, and its academic and athletic achievements. But Western's development also illustrates a major trend in American higher education during the past century. Scores of other institutions have followed... more...

  • A New History of Kentuckyby Lowell H. Harrison; James C. Klotter

    The University Press of Kentucky 2009; US$ 36.95

    " 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... more...

  • A Kentucky Samplerby Lowell H. Harrison; Nelson L. Dawson

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The Filson Club History Quarterly , first published in 1926, has long enjoyed a reputation as one of the nation's finest regional historical journals. Over the years it has published excellent essays on virtually every aspect of Kentucky history. Gathered together here for the first time are twenty-eight selections, chosen from the first fifty years... more...

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