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Description - A Concise History of Kentucky by James C. Klotter

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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780813191928
ISBN-10: 0813191920
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: The University Press of Kentucky
Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky
Publish Date: 15-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - James C. Klotter

James C. Klotter is professor of history at Georgetown College and the state historian of Kentucky. He is the author or coauthor of several books, including A New History of Kentucky. Freda C. Klotter has twenty-five years of classroom experience and currently serves as an educational consultant for the nonprofit Kentucky Collaborative for Teaching and Learning.