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A New History of Kentucky

by
ISBN13:

9780813120089

ISBN10:
081312008X
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
3/27/1997
Publisher(s):
Univ Pr of Kentucky

Summary

" 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 emeritus of history at Western Kentucky University, is the author of many books, including George Rogers Clark and the War in the West, The Civil War in Kentucky, Kentucky's Road to Statehood, Lincoln of Kentucky, and Kentucky's Governors.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
xi(2)
List of Tables
xiii(2)
Preface xv
Part I. Kentucky before 1820 5(104)
1. A Place Called Kentucke
5(10)
A Newfound Paradise
5(1)
The Kentuckians Called Indians
6(3)
Two Women in Kentucky
9(1)
The Long Hunters in Kentucky
10(1)
Daniel Boone Is Enthralled with Kentucky
11(4)
2. Exploring the Western Waters
15(9)
The Early Explorations
15(1)
The Role of the Land Companies
16(1)
Official Interest in the West
17(1)
On the Eve of Settlement
18(2)
The Boundaries of Kentucky
20(2)
The Physiographic Regions
22(2)
3. Settling a New Land
24(9)
Harrodsburg, the First Permanent Settlement
24(1)
Boonesborough, Boone, and Henderson
25(4)
Benjamin Logan and St. Asaph
29(1)
Life in the Forts
29(1)
A Government for Kentucky
30(3)
4. The Years of the American Revolution
33(15)
Settlements under Attack
33(2)
Daniel Boone and Chief Black Fish
35(4)
George Rogers Clark and the Illinois Campaign
39(2)
Continued Indian Activity
41(2)
Defeat at Lower Blue Licks
43(2)
The Treaty of Paris, 1783
45(3)
5. The Road to Statehood
48(17)
Traveling to Kentucky
48(4)
Land Claims in Kentucky
52(3)
Background to Separation from Virginia
55(1)
Starting toward Statehood
56(2)
Nine Conventions but Not a State
58(2)
The Virginia Compact
60(1)
Drafting the 1792 Constitution
61(2)
The 1792 Constitution
63(2)
6. From Constitution to Constitution, 1792-1799
65(15)
Starting the Government
65(3)
The New Land Policy
68(2)
Indian Problems in the Northwest Territory
70(1)
Slavery Remains an Issue
71(1)
Political Parties and the Democratic Society
72(2)
A Few Good Federalists
74(1)
Moving toward a New Constitution
75(2)
Kentucky's Second Constitution, 1799
77(3)
7. Kentucky in the New Nation, 1792-1815
80(16)
The Kentucky Resolutions
80(3)
A New Penal Code
83(1)
The Louisiana Purchase
83(2)
The Burr Conspiracy
85(2)
Continued Problems with Europe and the Indians
87(1)
In Defense of Neutral Rights
88(1)
Henry Clay, the War Hawk
89(1)
The War of 1812 in the Northwest
90(3)
The Battle of New Orleans
93(3)
8. Kentucky after Fifty Years of Settlement
96(13)
The Immediate Postwar Years
96(1)
The Missouri Compromise
97(1)
The Kentuckians of the 1820s
98(1)
The Rise of the Cities
99(5)
Characteristics of Kentuckians
104(5)
Part II. Kentucky, 1820-1865 109(106)
9. Politics and Politicians, 1820-1859
109(16)
The Critical Court Struggle
109(3)
The Second Party System
112(1)
The Whig Ascendancy
113(2)
The Mexican War
115(2)
The 1850 Constitution
117(2)
Henry Clay for President
119(2)
Parties in Turmoil
121(4)
10. Economic Development
125(21)
Transportation by Land and Water
125(8)
Agriculture
133(5)
Manufacturing
138(3)
The Extractive Industries
141(1)
Commerce
142(1)
Banks and Money
143(1)
Revenue and Taxation
144(2)
11. Social and Cultural Changes
146(21)
The Status of Women
146(2)
Public Education
148(3)
Higher Education
151(2)
Religion
153(4)
Literature
157(1)
Newspapers
158(1)
Medicine
159(1)
Amusements
160(4)
Architecture
164(1)
Art and Artists
165(2)
12. Slavery and Antislavery
167(14)
The Black Population
167(1)
Slave Ownership and Distribution
168(1)
Legal Status
169(1)
Food, Clothing, and Shelter
170(1)
Resistance to Slavery
170(3)
A Black Subculture
173(1)
Breeding and Miscegenation
173(1)
Overall Treatment of Slaves
173(1)
The Defense of Slavery
174(1)
The Early Opponents
174(1)
Abolition and Emancipation
175(1)
Colonization
176(1)
Other Antislavery Approaches
176(2)
Antislavery in the 1850s
178(1)
Free at Last
179(2)
13. The Road to War
181(14)
Divided Sentiment in Kentucky
181(1)
Sectional Disputes, 1854-1860
182(1)
The Election of 1860
183(2)
Efforts to Find a Compromise
185(1)
Governor Magoffin in the Crisis
186(3)
The 1861 Elections
189(1)
A Fragile Neutrality
190(1)
The End of Neutrality
191(1)
The Provisional Government of Confederate Kentucky
192(2)
Magoffin Resigns
194(1)
14. The Civil War
195(20)
Kentuckians at War
195(1)
Early Engagements, 1861-1862
196(2)
The Confederate Invasion, Summer 1862
198(4)
The Raids Continue
202(2)
Guerrilla Warfare, 1863-1865
204(1)
Civil-Military Relations
205(2)
Economic Aspects of the War
207(2)
Social Aspects of the War Years
209(1)
Two Vital Changes
210(1)
The Promise Unfulfilled
211(4)
Part III. Kentucky after 1865 215(230)
15. 1865 and After
215(19)
The Kentucky World of 1865
215(3)
Continuity and Change
218(2)
Rural and Small-Town Life
220(6)
The Urban Commonwealth
226(3)
Leisure Time
229(5)
16. Reconstruction, Readjustment, and Race, 1865-1875
234(15)
Freedom
234(5)
Political Decisions, 1865-1868
239(3)
Bourbons and New Departure Democrats
242(1)
The Stevenson Administration and Black Rights
243(2)
The Leslie Years, 1871-1875
245(4)
17. Decades of Discord, 1875-1900
249(23)
The Political System
249(2)
General Violence
251(2)
Feud Violence
253(2)
Kentucky Images and Appalachian Stereotypes
255(2)
The McCreary Administration and Health Care, 1875-1879
257(2)
The Blackburn Governorship and the Prison Issue
259(2)
Knott, Buckner, and "Honest Dick" Tate, 1883-1891
261(3)
A New Constitution
264(1)
Populism in the Chaotic 1890s
265(2)
Political, Tollgate, and Other Wars
267(2)
Goebel!
269(3)
18. Progressivism, Prohibition, and Politics, 1900-1920
272(20)
Assassination of a Governor
272(2)
Bosses and Beckham
274(3)
Prohibition and Progressivism
277(2)
The Black Patch War and the Night Riders
279(3)
The Politics of Progressivism
282(4)
Child Labor, Women's Rights, and Race Relations
286(3)
World War I
289(3)
19. Bourbon Barons, Tobacco Tycoons, and King Coal: The Economy, 1865-1995
292(25)
Agriculture
292(1)
Changing Crop Patterns
292(4)
Livestock
296(1)
"The Feds," the Family Farm, and Agribusiness
297(3)
Commerce
300(2)
The Falls City and Urbanization
302(2)
Fragile Finances
304(1)
The Late Twentieth-Century Economy
305(2)
King Coal and the Mineral World
307(5)
Rivers, Rails, and Roads
312(5)
20. Culture and Communications, 1865-1995
317(26)
The Press
317(4)
Literature: The Rise to Prominence
321(3)
The Maturing of the Literary Craft
324(6)
New Generations of Writers
330(2)
Historical Writing
332(1)
Poets, Artists, Architects, and More
333(4)
The Sounds of Music
337(3)
Theater, Radio, and Film
340(3)
21. The Transitional Twenties
343(16)
Mindsets, Morals, and Manners
343(3)
The Counterattack: Evolution and the Klan
346(3)
Bosses, the Bipartisan Combine, and the Governors
349(6)
Beckham and Betting
355(4)
22. Old Problems and a New Deal
359(17)
Economic Want
359(3)
Depression Era Politics
362(1)
The New Deal
362(3)
Labor and the Coal Wars
365(2)
Happy
367(3)
World War II
370(3)
Wartime Politics
373(3)
23. Education and Equality, 1865-1995
376(24)
Shaping the System, 1865-1908
376(3)
Separate and Unequal
379(3)
Whirlwinds and Doldrums, 1908-1954
382(3)
Before Brown
385(2)
Implementing Integration
387(2)
Civil Rights in the Sixties and Beyond
389(2)
Kentucky Education Reform Act
391(2)
Higher Education
393(7)
24. A Half Century of Kentucky Politics
400(26)
Democratic Ascendancy
400(3)
Happy Days Again?
403(3)
The Sixties
406(7)
Republican Resurgence and Retreat
413(3)
New Politics or No Politics?
416(4)
BOPTROT and Beyond
420(6)
25. New Challenges, Old Traditions
426(19)
Images
426(5)
Trends I
431(5)
Trends II
436(2)
Change and Nostalgia
438(2)
Continuity
440(2)
Frontiers
442(3)
Appendix A: Some Facts and Figures 445(1)
Appendix B: Kentucky's Governors 446(5)
Appendix C: Kentucky's Counties 451(2)
Selected Bibliography 453(47)
Acknowledgments 500(3)
Index 503


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