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Kentucky Rising: Democracy, Slavery, and Culture from the Early Republic to the Civil War

James A. Ramage

Abstract

Kentucky's first settlers brought with them a dedication to democracy and a sense of limitless hope about the future. Determined to participate in world progress in science, education, and manufacturing, Kentuckians wanted to make the United States a great nation. They strongly supported the War of 1812, and Kentucky emerged as a model of patriotism and military spirit. This book offers a new synthesis of the sixty years before the Civil War. The book explores this crucial but often overlooked period, finding that the early years of statehood were an era of great optimism and progress. Drawing ... More

Keywords: Kentucky, War of 1812, patriotism, democracy, slavery, science

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780813134406
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813134406.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James A. Ramage, author