Hardback
June 8, 2000
9780813121451
English
400
illus, maps
10.00 Inches (US)
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2.25 Pounds (US)
$45.00 USD
v2.1 Reference
Electronic book text
October 21, 2021
9780813184876
9780813121451
English
400
illus, maps
10.00 Inches (US)
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$55.00 USD
v2.1 Reference

Our Kentucky, second edition

A Study of the Bluegrass State

Edited by James C. Klotter
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 of Kentucky's people and their past, present, and future. This expanded edition brings the scholarship up to date, ensuring the book's continued availability for students and general readers.

State historian James C. Klotter, together with a teachers' advisory group, has gathered nineteen authorities on the Commonwealth, each of whom has written a section in his or her area of expertise. The topics range widely, from architecture to women's rights, from Native Americans to Kentucky's future—and much in between. Well-respected authors from various disciplines—including geography, history, literature, religion, journalism, education, and political science—have crafted concise and stimulating chapters that help explain the state's past, present, and future.

Designed for use in the Kentucky Studies high school elective course, the book has been praised for covering so many aspects of Kentucky life and for bringing together such a wide array of writers. A special feature is the inclusion of seventeen award-winning essays written by high school students. These brief "sidebars" demonstrate the level of work that can be done by today's young Kentuckians. The combination of essays by students, chapters by experts, and a generous selection of photographs and original documents results in a book that will inform and delight all Kentucky readers.

About the Author

James C. Klotter is State Historian and professor of history at Georgetown College. He is the author of several books, including, with Lowell H. Harrison, A New History of Kentucky.

Reviews

"Revised to meet the needs of Kentucky students."—Kentucky Monthly

"For a handy source of information about Kentucky, you can hardly do better."—WHAS Radio, Louisville

University Press of Kentucky
second edition

9780813121451 : our-kentucky-2nd-edition-klotter
Hardback
400 Pages
$45.00 USD
9780813184876 : our-kentucky-2nd-edition-klotter
Electronic book text
400 Pages
$55.00 USD

Other Titles by James C. Klotter

This is Home Now

Arwen Donahue, photographs by Rebecca Gayle Howell, foreword by Joan Ringelheim, preface by Douglas A. Boyd, James C. Klotter, Terry Birdwhistell, Terry L. Birdwhistell
Jan 2022 - University Press of Kentucky
$50.00 USD - Hardback
$26.00 USD - Electronic book text
$50.00 USD - Electronic book text

Kentucky

Hambleton Tapp, James C. Klotter
Dec 2021 - University Press of Kentucky
$25.00 USD - Electronic book text
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The Breckinridges of Kentucky

James C. Klotter
Dec 2021 - University Press of Kentucky
$25.00 USD - Paperback / softback
$35.00 USD - Electronic book text

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Revolt of the Rednecks

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