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  • Kentucky Illustratedby Martin F. Schmidt; James C. Klotter

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Kentucky Illustrated brings together a substantial portion of the pictorial scenes published during Kentucky's first century, many of them rare prints reproduced here for the first time since their original publication. From the frontier days of Daniel and Squire Boone to the rise of the railroads that opened the state to visitors who toured its... more...

  • The WPA Guide to Kentuckyby F. Kevin Simon

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    One of the first great reference tools on the Commonwealth, this WPA Guide is an important, vital part of our heritage. While it includes brief essays describing Kentucky's history, folklore, education, industry, geology, ethnic mix and other topics, the most remarkable feature is the driving tours that are as accurate today as they were more than... 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...

  • Holy Toledoby Marnie Jones

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    "Do unto others as ye would have them do unto you" are the words upon which Samuel M. Jones, self-made millionaire and mayor of Toledo, Ohio (1897-1904) organized his life, business, and political career. Unlike most progressive reformers, Jones was in a position to initiate real change. His factory workers shared in the profits and took advantage... more...

  • Kentucky Archaeologyby R. Barry Lewis

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Kentucky's rich archaeological heritage spans thousands of years, and the Commonwealth remains fertile ground for study of the people who inhabited the midcontinent before, during, and after European settlement. This long-awaited volume brings together the most recent research on Kentucky's prehistory and early history, presenting both an accurate... more...

  • Kingsport, Tennesseeby Margaret Ripley Wolfe

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    Kingsport, Tennessee, was the first thoroughly diversified, professionally planned, and privately financed city in twentieth-century America. The advent of this so-called model city, a glittering new industrial jewel in the green mountains, offered area residents an alternative to rural life and staid small-town existence as the new century dawned.... more...

  • Mike Barry and the Kentucky Irish Americanby Clyde F. Crews

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 29.95

    The Kentucky Irish American began life in 1898 as one of many ethnic newspapers in America, but by its final years it attracted an avid national audience of many ethnicities. From 1925, the KIA was owned and edited by the Barry family of Louisville: by John J. Barry to 1950, and by his son Michael to its demise in 1968. This anthology focuses... more...

  • Our Appalachiaby Laurel Shackelford; Bill Weinberg

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Many books have been written about Appalachia, but few have voiced its concerns with the warmth and directness of this one. From hundreds of interviews gathered by the Appalachian Oral History Project, editors Laurel Shackelford and Bill Weinberg have woven a rich verbal tapestry that portrays the people and the region in all their variety. The words... more...

  • Our Kentuckyby James C. Klotter

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    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... more...

  • Stage-Coach Days In The Bluegrassby Jr. J. Winston Coleman

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    When Stage-Coach Days in the Bluegrass was first published in 1935 by the Standard Press in Louisville, the New York Times reviewer described "this charming work" as "an interesting example of that very useful class of books, local histories, which so rarely get the attention they deserve." Along with his focus on the development of stage-coach... more...