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A Concise History of Kentucky

James C. Klotter and Freda 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. This book introduces 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 s ... More

Keywords: Kentucky, Bluegrass music, Daniel Boone, Abraham Lincoln, Loretta Lynn, Muhammad Ali, tobacco, coal mines, Bluegrass State

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780813124988
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813124988.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James C. Klotter, author

Freda C. Klotter, author