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Author Ramage, James A.

Title Kentucky rising : democracy, slavery, and culture from the early republic to the Civil War / James A. Ramage and Andrea S. Watkins
Published Lexington : University Press of Kentucky : Kentucky Historical Society, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (445 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, maps
Contents Front cover; Copyright; Contents; Introduction; 1. Henry Clay, Part One; 2. Henry Clay, Part Two; 3. Art and Architecture; 4. Politics, Stump Speaking, and How the West Was Won; 5. Half Horse and Half Alligator; 6. Steamboats, Entertainment, Journalism, and Culture; 7. Religion and Women; 8. Mexican War; 9. Surgery, Medical Botany, and Science; Photo Insert; 10. Calomel, Cholera, and Science; 11. The Experience of Slavery; 12. The Politics of Slavery; 13. Civil War, Part One; 14. Civil War, Part Two; 15. Civil War, Part Three; Epilogue; Acknowledgments; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary 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. Kentucky Rising: Democracy, Slavery, and Culture from the Early Republic to the Civil War offers a new synthesis of the sixty years before the Civil War. James A. Ramage and Andrea S. Watkins explore this crucial but often over
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Political culture -- Kentucky -- History -- 19th century.
Slavery -- Kentucky.
Kentucky -- Economic conditions -- 19th century.
Kentucky -- History -- 1792-1865.
Kentucky -- Politics and government -- 1792-1865.
Kentucky -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Form Electronic book
Author Watkins, Andrea S.
ISBN 0813134412 (electronic bk.)
0813135974 (ebook)
0813140544 (electronic bk.)
9780813134413 (electronic bk.)
9780813135977 (ebook)
9780813140544 (electronic bk.)