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1 MAP: Kentucky and Tennessee: 1865

Black and white map, printed on 18" x 24" paper., Reproduction map of original
Our reissue of A.J. Johnson's 1865 map of these two states will be helpful to those researching in this region. Towns and settlements, rivers, creeks and county lines are shown in both states, in addition to roads and railways.
Price: 7.95 USD



2 MAP: Kentucky and Tennessee: 1890

Black and white map, printed on 18" x 24" paper., Reproduction map of original
Originally issued by Geo. Cram & Co., this map shows county divisions, towns, villages, rail lines and natural features in both states. Identifies many small settlements not usually found on later maps of this size.
Price: 7.95 USD



3 Revolutionary Soldiers in Kentucky
Anderson Chenault Quisenberry
(1896), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, 226 pp, Heritage Books, Inc
In no state in the Union are there so many descendants of Revolutionary soldiers, in proportion to population, as in KY. Nearly all of the original male settlers of the state saw service in the Revolutionary War and their names can be found in this valuable compilation of lists. Lists include: KY citizens who were granted Revolutionary pensions up to the year 1835, Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and Privates of “The Illinois Regiment,” who, under the command of Gen. George Rogers Clark, achieved the Conquest of the Northeast (from which the states of OH, IN, IL, MI, and WI were formed); and more. Charts and an alphabetical list of pensioners augment this work. ,
Price: 23.00 USD

THE HISTORY OF PIONEER LEXINGTON, 1779-1806, Charles R. Staples

Charles R. Staples
384 pages, 6 x 9, cloth, University of Kentucky Press

"Far surpasses any early history of any other Kentucky town yet published."—The Filson Club History Quarterly

"It almost seemed as though Staples had been on hand at Postlethwait's Tavern to greet the foreign travelers who came by stage coach down the Limestone-Lexington Road."—Thomas D. Clark
Price: 19.96 USD

Covington's German Heritage, Don Heinrich Tolzmann

5 Covington's German Heritage
Don Heinrich Tolzmann
(1998), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, index, 140 pp, Heritage Books
Covington, Kentucky, is one of the three major centers in German-American heritage and is located directly across the Ohio River from Cincinnati. This book provides a survey history of the area's German heritage. Chapter topics include: the German Pioneers before 1810; the German immigration and settlement from 1810-1850; accomplishments of the German Pioneers; immigration, nativism and the Civil War; the German Pioneer Society of Covington; the German-American alliance; the World Wars and German-Americans; and more.
Price: 16.50 USD

Kentucky’s German Pioneers: H.A. Rattermann’s History, Don Heinrich Tolzmann

6 Kentucky’s German Pioneers: H.A. Rattermann’s History
Don Heinrich Tolzmann
(2001), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, index, 130 pp, Heritage Books
By 1790 Kentucky’s population was 14% German, and by 1990 the population of German ancestry had risen to 22%. This work consists of a collection of articles translated from German, which originally appeared in the well-known 19th century German-American historical journal, Der Deutsche Pionier, published in Cincinnati by the German Pioneer Society, and which was edited for the greater part of its existence by H.A. Rattermann. This work concentrates on the pre-1848, or pioneer period of Kentucky’s German heritage.
Price: 18.00 USD

Kentucky Families: A Bibliographic Listing of Books About Kentucky Families, Donald M. Hehir

7 Kentucky Families: A Bibliographic Listing of Books About Kentucky Families
Donald M. Hehir
(1993), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, index, 204 pp, Heritage Books, Inc
With over 1,500 Kentuckian surnames referenced in this major new work. Mr. Hehir provides in one source a comprehensive listing of all printed Kentuckian genealogies and family histories that have made their way into major library collections across the United States. The author researched library listings and catalogs covering many genealogical libraries including the Library of Congress, the National Genealogical Society Library and the Library of the Daughters of the American Revolution along with historical association libraries from Massachusetts to California. Many of the books deal with multiple families some with non-Kentucky roots. Arranged for ease of use the entries are presented alphabetically according to surname with a cross index to family and secondary names to help researchers find surnames that would otherwise remain buried with the text. No genealogist working with Kentuckian families should be without this time-saving volume on his or her bookshelf.
Price: 22.00 USD



8 The Buzzel About Kentuck: Settling the Promised Land
edited by Craig Thompson Friend.
264 pages, 6 x 9, illus, cloth, University Press of Kentucky
Touted as an American Eden, Kentucky provides one of the most dramatic social histories of early America.
In this collection, ten contributors trace the evolution of Kentucky from First West to Early Republic. The authors tell the stories of the state's remarkable settlers and inhabitants: Indians, African Americans, working-class men and women, wealthy planters and struggling farmers. Eager settlers built defensive forts across the countryside, while women and slaves used revivalism to create new opportunities for themselves in a white, patriarchal society. The world that this diverse group of people made was both a society uniquely Kentuckian and a microcosm of the unfolding American pageant. In the mid-1700s, the trans-Appalachian region gained a reputation for its openness, innocence, and rusticity- fertile ground for an agrarian republic founded on the virtue of the yeoman ideal. By the nineteenth century, writers of history would characterize the state as a breeding ground for an American culture of distinctly Anglo-Saxon origin. Modern historians, however, now emphasize exploring the entire human experience, rather than simply the political history, of the region. An unusual blend of social, economic, political, cultural, and religious history, this volume goes a long way toward answering the question posed by a Virginia clergyman in 1775: "What a buzzel is this amongst people about Kentuck?"

About Author
Craig Friend is assistant professor of history at Georgetown College.

"The Buzzel About Kentuck renews one's faith in the importance of social history. It will be greeted as a preeminent guide to the most recent work on the social history of frontier and rural American in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries."—John Mack Faragher

"No other state in the Early American Republic is currently blessed with such a large group of thoughtful and careful historians as Kentucky. It makes a strong case for the proposition that the history of Kentucky is central to any understanding of the history of North America in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries."—Andrew Cayton

"In The Buzzel About Kentuck, 10 historians write about the dangers, hardships and uncertainties that befell those people who migrated to Kentucky, beginning in the 1770s."—Kentucky Monthly
"This collection adds considerably to new scholarly literature concerning the settlement of western Kentucky, with the welcome addition of some of the voices silenced in the past."—H-NET Book Review
"The book is not just for Kentucky history buffs, but anyone interested in knowing what early Kentucky was 'really like.'"—Bourbon Times

"Readers who want to sample the new history now being written will find this well-edited volume an excellent introduction. It presents perspectives that will be new to many readers."—Lowell H. Harrison, Bowling Green Daily News

“Not only exposes fallacies and gaps in previous research but also presents new findings and draws revisionist conclusions.”—Arkansas Review

“Brings into the mainstream of American history many stories that have been untold, and it is an excellent reference book.”—Journal of Illinois History

“Thought-provoking. . . . A collection of fine-grained snapshots of the early social history of the first West and of the first South to the west.”—Journal of Southern History

“Most readers are sure to find something of interest here and will, at a minimum, come away with an appreciation for the current dynamism of early Kentucky studies.”—Filson Club History Quarterly

“Much needed and welcome. . . . Paints a picture of the early social history of Kentucky and the trans-Appalachian South that removes ‘the original oils of memory’ from the long, dearly held images of life on the Kentucky frontier.”—Register of the Kentucky Historical Society
Price: 29.95 USD



9 A Union Woman in Civil War Kentucky: The Diary of Frances Peter
edited by John David Smith and William Cooper, Jr.
256 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, photos , paperback, University Press of Kentucky
Frances Peter was one of the eleven children of Dr. Robert Peter, a surgeon for the Union army. The Peter family lived on Gratz Park near downtown Lexington, where nineteen-year-old Frances began recording her impressions of the Civil War. Because of illness, she did not often venture outside her home but was able to gather a remarkable amount of information from friends, neighbors, and newspapers.
Peter's candid diary chronicles Kentucky's invasion by Confederates under Gen. Braxton Bragg in 1862, Lexington's month-long occupation by Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith, and changes in attitude among the slave population following the Emancipation Proclamation. As troops from both North and South took turns holding the city, she repeatedly emphasized the rightness of the Union cause and minced no words in expressing her disdain for the hated "secesh."
Her writings articulate many concerns common to Kentucky Unionists. Though she was an ardent supporter of the war against the Confederacy, Peter also worried that Lincoln's use of authority exceeded his constitutional rights. Her own attitudes towards blacks were ambiguous, as was the case with many people in that time. Peter's descriptions of daily events in an occupied city provide valuable insights and a unique feminine perspective on an underappreciated aspect of the war. Until her death by epileptic seizure in August 1864, Peter conscientiously recorded the position and deportment of both Union and Confederate soldiers, incidents at the military hospitals, and stories from the countryside. Her account of a torn and divided region is a window to the war through the gaze of a young woman of intelligence and substance.

About Author
John David Smith, Graduate Alumni Distinguished Professor of History at North Carolina State University, is the author of numerous books, including Black Voices from Reconstruction, 1865-1877. William Cooper Jr. is archivist emeritus of Modern Political Papers at the University of Kentucky Library.

“Provides important insights in areas of current concern such as the contours of Southern unionism, women’s experience of the Civil War and the culture of the South’s planter class with its commitment to Confederate nationalism and Southern conservatism.”—Civil War History

“The only first-hand account written by a Kentucky woman and Union sympathizer. . . . Provides insight, through lucidly-written prose, into attitudes and relationships of Unionists and Confederates in a divided city and state, as seen through the eyes of a sophisticated, intelligent young woman.”—Marion B. Lucas

“She recounts the clandestine relays of information and news from the troops, the sweeping waves of the injured as they poured into the hospitals, and the chasms formed between families and friends as the wedge of the issue of slavery tore at the fiber of Lexington society.”—Chevy Chaser Magazine

“Vividly illustrates how the Civil War in the border states estranged neighbors and broke apart families. Although a young woman with a disability, . . . [Peter] astutely chronicled military and political events around her home.”—Jane Turner Censer

“A remarkably clear and intelligent account of Civil War events, feelings, and opinions.”—Kentucky Libraries

“The editors comment perceptively on significant characteristics of the diary and place it in the historiography of the Civil War and of women’s history.”—Choice

“A small gem, reflecting the woes, chaos, and concerns of a neighborhood war, where a young woman can literally see from her window the tangle of political and military strife of the Civil War.”—North Carolina Historical Review

“A significant resource for understanding the experience of women in the Civil War. . . . Gives voice to the many other Union women who remain, as yet, unheard or unknown.”—Register of the Kentucky Historical Society

“Fascinating reading and provides rich ground for historical interpretation.”—Ohio Valley History

“A rare Border State diary which is most informative in describing how a divided urban community handled wartime scarcity, internal divisions, and the impact of black emancipation and freedom.”—Filson History Quarterly

“Provides more than insight into Lexington’s role in the Civil War. It provides a rare glimpse of the war from the feminine perspective.”—Journal of Illinois History

“Her vivid account of the overlap of loyalty and disloyalty, slavery and freedom, make this an invaluable source for examining the war along the border.”—Journal of Southern History

“A reader finds a vivid picture of life in a city where both factions, Union and Confederate, found supporters in the civilian population.”—Journal of the Jackson Purchase Historical Society

“The enigma of Kentucky—so overlooked in the historiography of the Civil War, possibly because it was only marginally the ‘dark and bloody ground’ of major battles—is strikingly portrayed in this poignant Unionist diary.”—Civil War Courier
Price: 29.95 USD

RUNNING MAD FOR KENTUCKY: Frontier Travel Accounts, Ellen Eslinger, Editor

10 RUNNING MAD FOR KENTUCKY: Frontier Travel Accounts
Ellen Eslinger, Editor
304 pages, illus, map, cloth, University of Kentucky Press
The crossing of America's first great divide-the Appalachian Mountains-has been a source of much fascination but has received little attention from modern historians. In the eighteenth century, the Wilderness Road and Ohio River routes into Kentucky presented daunting natural barriers and the threat of Indian attack.
Running Mad for Kentucky brings this adventure to life. Primarily a collection of travel diaries, it includes day-to-day accounts that illustrate the dangers thousands of Americans, adult and child, black and white, endured to establish roots in the wilderness. Ellen Eslinger's vivid and extensive introductory essay draws on numerous diaries, letters, and oral histories of trans-Appalachian travelers to examine the historic consequences of the journey, a pivotal point in the saga of the continent's indigenous people. The book demonstrates how the fabled soil of Kentucky captured the imagination of a young nation.

About Author
Ellen Eslinger, professor of history at DePaul University, is the author of Citizens of Zion: The Social Origins of Camp Meeting Revivalism.

A Choice Outstanding Academic Book for 2005

"Eslinger has creatively combined an excellent introduction, useful editorial settings for a well-chosen representation of documents, insightfully selected primary sources, and modern research to provide readers a magnificent collection of frontier travel accounts. . . . Essential."--Choice

"Here are 13 regular people like us who dared to come to this beautiful and dangerous wilderness 200 and more years ago and who had the foresight and ability to record their day-by-day travels and travails in their journals. These ordinary detailed fascinate us today."--Louisville Courier-Journal

"These early travel accounts will transport you back to the Kentucky of your forefathers and -mothers and give you a greater appreciation for the sacrifices they made."--Louisville Courier-Journal

“A fascinating blend of primary source documents with Ellen Eslinger’s expert commentary. Brilliantly conceived, it is certain to become one of the most frequently consulted accounts of frontier Kentucky.”—Thomas H. Appleton Jr., Eastern Kentucky University

"These rare early accounts provide a glimpse into the hardships and possibilities of moving to and visiting the region."--Agricultural History
Price: 34.95 USD



11 Ghost Railroads of Kentucky
Elmer G. Sulzer
248 pages, 8 1/2 x 11, 124 illus., 5 color, 310 b&w photos, 35 maps, cloth, Indiana University Press
The essential reference work for those interested in railroading in Kentucky. Fans may be surprised to learn that Kentucky boasted 28 narrow guage railroads and that Louisville had a narrow guage commuter line. Sulzer tells these and all the other wonderful Kentucky railroad stories with sparkling anecdotes. based on thousands of interviews and meticulous original scholarship, this beautifully illustrated book is essential reading for the historian, hobbyist, and railroad buff.
Price: 49.95 USD

Old Episcopal Burying Ground, Frances Keller Swinford Barr

12 Old Episcopal Burying Ground
Frances Keller Swinford Barr
(2002), 2006, 5½x8½, paper, index, 134 pp, Heritage Books
This book has been written out of an appreciation of history and a wish to preserve for posterity the names of those persons who are, or at one time were, buried in the Old Episcopal Burying Ground in Lexington, Kentucky. Over the years, some 600 burials took place and many of the stones are still there. This is the oldest cemetery still extant in Lexington, and has long been known as Lexington’s Westminster Abbey because of the prominence of those buried there. Genealogists and historians alike will want to add this well-written book to their library. A brief history of the cemetery, complete with some notable epitaphs, precedes the burial records which are arranged alphabetically by surname, and include birth and death dates, burial notes, comments and source. An essay discussing the cottage in the Old Episcopal Burial Ground and an essay on a collection of early Lexington funeral invitations by Dr. James D. Birchfield follow the records. Four engaging vignettes of Lexington life in the 1830s by Carole Thomas Pettit are based on real people, although their thoughts and motives are conjecture. These fascinating vignettes take the reader to 1833 to witness the cholera epidemic through the eyes of a bricklayer; on a railway journey with a discussion of its impact on the community; to social gatherings at Fowler’s Gardens; and the final vignette offers a glimpse of the life of artist, John Grimes. Several illustrations and a fullname index augment this work.
Price: 20.00 USD



13 Kentucky Cavaliers in Dixie: Reminiscences of a Confederate Cavalryman
George Dallas Mosgrove, introduced by James A. Ramage
320 pages, Illus., map, paperback / softcover, University of Nebraska Press / Bison Books
George Dallas Mosgrove was born in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1844, and enlisted in the Fourth Kentucky Cavalry Regiment as a private on September 10, 1862. Through service as a clerk and orderly in both regimental and brigade headquarters, he became familiar with the environment of officers and command. His eyewitness account illuminates the western theater of the Civil War in Kentucky, east Tennessee, and southwest Virginia.
Mosgrove admits to a romanticism influenced by Sir Walter Scott in his description of the superiority of the officers and "some of the boys" in his regiment. At the same time, his narrative includes unadorned passages that depict with stark honesty the sordidness of war and man's inhumanity. Mosgrove provides firsthand information about military actions at Blue Springs, Saltville, and elsewhere, and relates details of his participation in John Hunt Morgan's Last Kentucky Raid and the skirmish where Morgan was killed. Mosgrove's highly entertaining account is a perceptive and informative retelling of the truth as he saw it.
After the war George Dallas Mosgrove taught school in Kentucky until his death in 1907. James A. Ramage is Regents Professor of History at Northern Kentucky University and the author of Rebel Raider: The Life of General John Hunt Morgan.
Price: 15.00 USD



14 CD: Kentucky, Volume 1
HB Archives
2000, CD, Graphic Images, Adobe Acrobat, v6, PC and Mac, 1298 pp, Heritage Books
This CD-ROM contains electronic image reprints of the following four books of Kentucky history: Lee County, Kentucky Births, Deaths and Marriages, 1874-1878 and 1900-1910 - Margaret Millar Hayes (1992). Birth data includes the name of the child, date and place of birth, sex and color, as well as the names and residence of parents. Death data include name of the deceased with sex, color, marital status, age, occupation, residence, date and cause of death, place of death and names and birthplaces of the parents. Marriage data include the data and place of the marriage plus the residence, age, marital status, and birth place for the bride and groom, and the occupation of the groom, as well as the names of the parents. Lee County, Kentucky, 1880 Annotated Census, Including the 1880 Mortality Schedule - Margaret Millar Hayes (1993). The author has annotated the census with additional birth, death, marriage and name data drawn from no less than forty-five different sources, including all centennial censuses 1870-1910, Lee Co. marriage records, newsletters from the Lee Co. Historical & Genealogical Society and records from private individuals. Reconstructed Marriage Records for Breathitt County, Kentucky, 1839-1873 - Margaret Millar Hayes (1991). Breathitt County, Kentucky was formed in 1839 from the counties of Clay, Estill, and Perry. The courthouse burned in 1873 during the feuds that followed the Civil War and most of the records on file were destroyed. This major new work attempts to reconstruct those destroyed marriage records and make them available to researchers. Included are marriages taken from Breathitt Co. Marriage Book 1 and marriages from surrounding counties for couples who lived in Breathitt, 1839-1873. With an index of brides. Owsley County, Kentucky 1800 Annotated Census - Margaret Millar Hayes (1994). In compiling this data, the author has used no less than 57 different sources. Those listed in the 1880 Owsley County census had ties or roots in the Kentucky counties of Breathitt, Clay, Estill, Floyd, Harlan, Jackson, Knox, Knott, Laurel, Lawrence, Lee, Letcher, Madison, Morgan, Perry, Pike, Rockcastle, and Wolfe; plus the Tennessee counties of Anderson, Claiborn, Grainger, Hancock, Hawkins, Sullivan, and Washington; plus Virginia counties of Bedford, Grayson, Lee, Rockcastle, Russell, Scott, Tazwell, Washington, and Whyte; plus the North Caroline counties of Buncombe, Guilford, Orange, Rowan, Stroke, and Wikes; plus Atlanta, Georgia; Morgan County, Indiana; and Lynn County, Missouri. A History of Muhlenberg County (Kentucky) - Otto A. Rothert (1913). Charts this region's settlement and growth through two centuries. Biographical sketches of pioneer families and influential residents can be found throughout the work. With biographical sketches of Muhlenburg men who fought in the War if 1812 and/ or in the Mexican War, 200 illustrations and several maps of the region.
Price: 26.50 USD



15 CD: Kentucky: Volume 2
HB Archives
2000, CD, Graphic Images, Adobe Acrobat, PC and Mac, 2091 pp, Heritage Books
This CD-ROM contains electronic image reprints of the following six books of Kentucky history and genealogy: Greenup County, Kentucky: Naturalizations, Revolutionary War Pensions, Lunacy Inquests, 1804-1902 - Patricia Porter Philips (1995). A word-for-word transcription covering Almost 100 years of naturalizations from the court records of Greenup Co.3/4an essential research tool for anyone with ancestral ties to this area of Kentucky. Revolutionary War Pensions sets out, where available, the date and company of service, the applicant's age, dependents and a list of property often right down to forks and spoons with their value at the time. Lunacy Inquests sets out the reason given by the jury for finding the person in question to be a lunatic or an idiot and follows that individual through the court system. History of Franklin County, Kentucky - L. F. Johnson, B.A., M.A. (1912). This work is an extensive compilation of the history of Franklin County, KY, from its formation in 1794 to 1912. Includes: Franklin County muster rolls from the War of 1812 and Civil War (both Federal and Confederate); members of local, state and federal government; census and tax records; famous firsts of the county (e.g., first hospital, first school, etc.); and more Christian County, Kentucky, Historical and Biographical - William Henry Perrin (1993). In this informative and chatty account, lawyer W. H. Perrin and co-author J. M. Tydings (who contributed six of the fifteen chapters) take you through the history of Christian Co., KY while providing their opinions on everything from Indian affairs to the arrogance of newspaper editors. Through prone to Victorian lyricism, Perrin and Tydings know how to make history come to life. A new full name index contains more than 1100 family names. History of Trigg County, Kentucky - William Henry Perrin (1994). This thorough account of Trigg Co., KY covers everything from topography and geology to settlement, pioneers, industry, government, crops, growth, development, and of course its people. W. H. Perrin has put together a very readable history, gleaned from public records, personal documents and individual interviews. An extensive section at the book's end is a wonderfully detailed collection of biographical sketches. Historic Families of Kentucky - Thomas Marshall Green (1889). This work is a basic history of the state with emphasis on the accomplishments of the pioneer families. History of Kentucky - W. H. Perrin, J. H. Battle, G. H. Kniffin. (1888). Much information included here pertaining to Kentucky during the Civil War, has not been accessible to the general public elsewhere, and much has never before been published in any form. Appendix B is taken largely from the State Adjutant General's reports.
Price: 30.50 USD

Marylanders to Kentucky, 1775-1825, Henry C. Peden, Jr

16 Marylanders to Kentucky, 1775-1825
Henry C. Peden, Jr
(1991), 2006, 5½x8½, paper, index, 210 pp, Heritage Books
Significant numbers of Marylanders migrated to Kentucky after 1775, and played an important role in the settlement of Kentucky during its first fifty years (1775-1825). This book was compiled as an aid to genealogists searching for Kentuckians of Maryland descent. A variety of primary and secondary resources were used to compile this volume: Revolutionary War pension abstracts, land records, marriage records, cemetery records, newspaper advertisements, queries from descendants, genealogical journals, etc. Approximately 900 surnames are covered. An every name index adds to the value of this work.
Price: 22.00 USD

Stage-Coach Days in the Bluegrass: Being An Account of Stage-Coach Travel and Tavern Days in Lexington and Central Kentucky, 1800-1900, J. Winston Coleman, Jr.; foreword by Thomas D. Clark.

17 Stage-Coach Days in the Bluegrass: Being An Account of Stage-Coach Travel and Tavern Days in Lexington and Central Kentucky, 1800-1900
J. Winston Coleman, Jr.; foreword by Thomas D. Clark.
304 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, illus.; map, cloth, University Press of Kentucky
Along with his focus on the development of stage-coach travel, Coleman covers details such as pioneer roads, taverns, travelers' experiences, mail carriers, and the coming of the railroad. This fascinating look at an age gone by is truly a work of regional culture.
Price: 19.96 USD


James F. Hopkins
272 pages, 6 x 9, paperback, University of Kentucky Press
Revisits the hemp issue from a historical perspective, showing how the crop was at one time vital to the trade and development of the Bluegrass state.

The reprinting of the Hopkins history over a half-century after he researched it comes at a relevant moment in Kentucky political and agrarian debate."—Southern Seen

"The contention is well-founded that 'an accurate portrait of this controversial resource' is essential to inform the current debate over the legalization of industrial hemp."—Appalachian Journal

"Must reading for anyone wanting knowledge concerning how to grow and produce hemp. … Describes in detail the pros and cons of raising it as a cash crop."—The (Carrollton, KY) News-Democrat

“An engaging read that explores the culture and agriculture of hemp.”—Register of the Kentucky Historical Society

“Traces the impact of the state’s former chief cash crop.”—
Price: 19.95 USD


John B. Boles
160 pages, paperback, University of Kentucky Press
An excellent survey of religion and its significance in the first eighty-five years of Kentucky's history.

About Author
John B. Boles is professor of History at Rice University and managing editor of the Journal of Southern History. He is the author and editor of several books, including Masters and Slaves in the House of the Lord, Black Southerners, and The Great Revival. He edits the series "Religion in the South" for the University Press of Kentucky.

"A small historical gem."—William and Mary Quarterly
Price: 14.95 USD

George Rogers Clark’s Fort Jefferson 1780-1781, Kentucky’s Outpost on the Western Frontier, Kenneth C Carstens

20 George Rogers Clark’s Fort Jefferson 1780-1781, Kentucky’s Outpost on the Western Frontier
Kenneth C Carstens
(2005), 2006, 6x9, paper, index, 270 pp, Heritage Books, Inc
George Rogers Clark's fort at the mouth of the Ohio River represented Virginia's physical claim to her western eighteenth century border. It was also the only eighteenth century military and civilian settlement in Kentucky constructed at the command of the Virginia government. First sanctioned by Patrick Henry, then reaffirmed by Thomas Jefferson in 1780, George Rogers Clark built Fort Jefferson as his economic hub and military stronghold for the Illinois Battalion. Continual attacks by the Chickasaw Indians during the summer of 1780, led by a representative from the British southern Indian Department, foiled Clark's plans for Fort Jefferson and the community bearing his namesake. Although home to more than five hundred and fifty soldiers and civilians throughout its occupation, Fort Jefferson had to be abandoned only thirteen months and twenty days after it was settled. Kenneth Carstens has studied Fort Jefferson for twenty-four years and published books about Fort Jefferson and George Rogers Clark previously. He uniquely weaves historical fact with an unraveling of the minutia of Fort Jefferson history not previously told. Here, for the first time, is the complete story of Clark's Fort Jefferson and the many heroes and heroines of Revolutionary America on Virginia's western frontier.
Price: 33.50 USD

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