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  • Agrarian Kentuckyby Thomas D. Clark

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 19.95

    For subsistence farmers in eastern Kentucky, wealthy horse owners in the central Bluegrass, and tobacco growers in Western Kentucky, land was, and continues to be, one of the commonwealth's greatest sources of economic growth. It is also a source of nostalgia for a people devoted to tradition, a characteristic that has significantly influenced Kentucky's... more...

  • Appalachian Mountain Girlby Rhoda Warren

    Chicago Review Press 2005; US$ 13.99

    Appalachian Mountain Girl is a sensitive and beautifully written autobiographical account of a childhood in the coalmine district of Depression-era Kentucky. With humor and warmth?but without sentimentality?Rhoda Warren recounts the lives of these mining people whose religion and family values buttressed and sustained them. As a young girl, Rhoda... more...

  • Bert Combs The Politicianby George W. Robinson

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    This is the story of Combs' political life as remembered by him and by some sixty others who shared with him that experience. Robinson shows how Combs emerged from an Eastern Kentucky background to become an outstanding jurist and progressive political force. See other books in the series Kentucky Remembered: An Oral History Series. more...

  • Bloody Breathittby T.R.C. Hutton

    The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 50.00

    The notorious conflict between the Hatfield and the McCoy families of West Virginia and Kentucky is often remembered as America's most famous feud, but it was relatively brief and subdued compared to the violence in Breathitt County, Kentucky. From the Reconstruction period until the early twentieth century, Breathitt's 500 square miles of rugged... more...

  • Blue-grass and Rhododendronby Jr. John Fox

    The University Press of Kentucky 2010; US$ 19.95

    Serving as tour guide, Fox invites his audience to go with him log rafting down the Kentucky River, bass fishing in the Cumberland Mountains, rabbit hunting in the Bluegrass, and chasing outlaws in the border country of Kentucky and Virginia. Along the route we meet Old South colonels and their ladies, lawless moonshiners and their shy daughters,... more...

  • Bossism and Reform in a Southern Cityby James Duane Bolin

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    William Frederick "Billy" Klair (1875-1937) was the undisputed czar of Lexington, Kentucky, for decades. As political boss in a mid-sized, southern city, he faced problems strikingly similar to those of large cities in the North. As he watched the city grow from a sleepy market town of 16,000 residents to a bustling, active urban center of over 50,000,... more...

  • The Buzzel About Kentuckby Craig Thompson Friend

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Touted as an American Eden, Kentucky provides one of the most dramatic social histories of early America. In this collection, ten contributors trace the evolution of Kentucky from First West to Early Republic. The authors tell the stories of the state's remarkable settlers and inhabitants: Indians, African Americans, working-class men and women, wealthy... more...

  • Camp Nelson, Kentuckyby Richard D. Sears

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 45.00

    Camp Nelson, Kentucky, was designed in 1863 as a military supply depot for the Union Army. Later it became one of the country's most important recruiting stations and training camps for black soldiers and Kentucky's chief center for issuing emancipation papers to former slaves. Richard D. Sears tells the story of the rise and fall of the camp through... more...

  • Cities in the Commonwealthby Allen J. Share

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 28.00

    From the 1780s, when Louisville and Lexington were tiny clusters of houses in the wilderness, to the 1980s, when more than half of all Kentuckians live in urban areas, the growth of cities has affected nearly all aspects of life in the Commonwealth. These urban centers have led the state in economic, social, and cultural change. Cities in the Commonwealth... more...

  • Daniel Booneby John S. C. Abbott

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.99

    Daniel Boone is regarded as the first real American folk hero. Without his cunning bravery, settlement west of the Appalachians may not have been made possible for years. Boone?s Wilderness Road, which is still used today, helped bridge the Cumberland Gap, granting access to the state of Kentucky from Pennsylvania. Thanks to the writing of John S.... more...