Search books, manuscripts, photographs, oral histories, microfilm, and other genealogical resources. Books of biographical sketches can provide information on an ancestor. There were people within the state who sided with the north and others that sided with the south. It remains the only state agency of its kind in the united states committed to statewide oral history documentation through granting programs and outreach. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Welcome to the digital collections of the kentucky. Kentucky constitutions and journal, mss 145, 17881891 kentucky constitutional conventions journal, 17881792 welcome to the digital collections of the kentucky historical society.
And, new coach john calipari is leading the cats back to college basketball heaven. The first comprehensive history of the state since the publication of thomas d. Its expansion westward, and the settlement of the frontier beyond the alleghanies. Bradshaw biography james breeding biography william busbridge biography. This book is widely viewed as the best concise history of the vietnam war. Kentucky 4h shifted away from 4h record books to 4h honors. Kentucky was granted statehood in 1792, becomingthe first u. Sep 18, 2015 book explores vital role of blacks in kentucky. Government and higher education kentuckys state constitution was adopted in 1891. Book explores vital role of blacks in kentucky courierjournal. A history of the state, embracing a concise account of the origin and development of the virginia colony. Today, the culture is easy going, celebrating outdoor recreation, legendary bourbon, and a rich legacy of horse breeding and racing. Early 4h project books 4h youth development kentucky 4h. Shop arcadia publishing to find the interesting history books about kentucky and its traditions.
Kentucky occupied an unusual position with regard to slavery during the civil war as well as after. Harrison 19222011 was professor of history at western kentucky university and the author of many books on the history of the commonwealth. Discover the origins of kentucky s strong connection to horse breeding and horse racing. The colonels won the most games and had the highest winning percentage of any franchise in the leagues history, but the team did not join the nba in the 1976 abanba merger. Is kentucky basketball history the greatest in all of college basketball. Lowell harrison, professor emeritus of history at western kentucky university, is the author of many books, including george rogers clark and the war in the west. Nicholson, alumnus and parttime history instructor at the university of kentucky, has been named as the recipient of the southern kentucky book fests kentucky literary award for his book the kentucky derby. Tom is the author of five sportsrelated books and four novels. Books on united states history, the university press of. A history of kentucky by elizabeth shelby kinkead 1896. This group is for posting books you have personally found interesting concerning kentucky history. In addition to the university of kentucky basketball encyclopedia, he has written books with former wildcats travis ford and jeff sheppard.
It can be a very valuable book for any genealogist, who had family living in the early. Arriving europeans brought epidemic diseases that swept through the native american population. Tom is an active member of mystery writers of america and the authors guild. I created this site in the hopes that it will help researchers find available research and family books for the eastern kentucky area. Local history books on kentucky arcadia publishing. Clarks landmark history of kentucky over sixty years ago. An interesting recent trend on the cultural map, it seems, located at the intersection of environmental study and local history is the popularization of identifying and appreciating big trees. A history of jessamine county, kentucky, from its earliest settlement to 1898 by bennett h. Adair county hosted at kentucky biography project green county civic officers, 1898 biography james w. By the mid1700s only a handful of native settlements survived in kentucky. Kentucky college basketball names and games by jim pickens. Ky history and genealogy in books has 1,952 members. History of kentucky explored in books by arcadia publishing.
History of kentucky, volume 3 history of kentucky, william elsey connelley. Everyday discount prices and great customer service. Oral history and audio visual materials resources and finding aids ronald morgan postcard collection william b. Buy a history of baskett, kentucky, 18881988 by dietze, charles e isbn. Celebrating 100 years of kentucky 4h history 4h youth. Welcome to the digital collections of the kentucky historical. The encyclopedia defines an overlooked region of more than 450,000 residents and celebrates its contributions to agriculture, art, architecture, commerce, education, entertainment, literature. Most of the book is a catalog or encyclopedia of a mind boggling number of distilleries and is well documented with historic photographs. Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and videos from thousands of public libraries worldwide. Scalf, the trail of the lonesome pine by john fox jr. The first corn club was organized in kentucky by prof.
Kentucky bicentennial bookshelf has 24 entries in the series. At the start of the war, kentucky refused to take sides and remained neutral. Page 276 in touching upon the life history of the subject of this sketch the writer aims to avoid fulsome encomium and extravagant praise. The books in this section are all printed books most are hardbound, and are not cds or dvds. The purpose of the collection is to provide researchers access to a variety of materials, with. The purpose of the collection is to provide researchers access to a variety of materials, with an emphasis on central kentucky and scott county. From paleoindian cultures, native american battles and the civil war, read this overview of the history of kentucky to find what historic treasures await you. How the run for the roses became americas premier sporting event. Although a new history of kentucky is more current and is quite good, clarks book is essential for understanding the bluegrass state and how it has evolved. Books set in kentucky score a books total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book. Curated by estill curtis pennington, the exhibition brings many of khss best pieces. Around 1800 bce, a gradual transition began from a huntergatherer economy to agriculturalism. Page 276 in touching upon the life history of the subject of this sketch the writer aims to avoid fulsome.
The university press of kentucky has a dual mission the publication of academic books of high scholarly merit in a. The book provides a concise history of bourbon in kentucky, then explains the whiskeymaking process in terms that anyone can understand. History, biology, and conservation in the bluegrass by tom kimmerer university press of kentucky. Located inside the scott county public library, the kentucky room houses collections that are of interest to individuals conducting local history and genealogical research. It is not known exactly when the first humans arrived in what is now kentucky. The kentucky online arts resource, a project of the speed art museum, is pleased to add the kentucky historical society to the sites growing list of museum partners koar now features several highlights from kentucky historical societys exhibition, great revivals. Check out the new look and enjoy easier access to your favorite features. Later the area became a hunting ground and battlefield for other native peoples, such as the shawnee from the north and the cherokee from the. April, 1750 while leading an expedition for the loyal land company in what is now southeastern kentucky, dr. He is the author of several books, including, with lowell h. Sports at the university of kentucky, 18801940 by gregory kent stanley. After james ben ali haggins purchase of elmendorf farm, he began to develop plans for a palatial mansion as a wedding gift to his wife. The history of woodford county, kentucky is a well written, organized text. Frontiersman daniel boone was one of kentuckys most prominent explorers and many.
Before 1750, kentucky was populated nearly exclusively by cherokee, chickasaw, shawnee and several other tribes of native americans see also precolumbian. Kentucky constitutional conventions journal, 17881792. Connecting you with real history arcadia publishing s comprehensive catalog of local interest literature is one of the largest in all of north america. Thomas walker was the first recorded american of european descent to discover and use coal in kentucky. Thoroughbreds, farms, and racing lexington history museum. Kentucky historian, james klotter, discusses bluegrass renaissance at the filson books join state historian, james klotter, as he speaks on the history of central kentucky, and presents the rich culture of the region with his new book, bluegrass renaissance. Scanned and made available here by renee bunck first american west. Some counties continue to emphasize learning record keeping skills in 2010. Typically, the project book included hints on how to keep records at the end of the. Old books, historical maps and documentsparticularly those that detail the history of a u. Printing and publishing as well as tourism have become important industries. Kentucky history books are loaded with information that details the lives of early explorers, the events of the civil war, and how the state became admitted to the union back in 1792. The books listed here are books that were not published by hearthstone legacy publications. Around 1775, the first white settlers entered the land of kentucky.
Updated 17 april 2002 you are our 39665th visitor since counter reset 5 jan 2001. The history of kentucky is full of fascinating dates, events, and sites. Around 1800 bce, a gradual transition began from a. Heavyweight guidebook examines, celebrates the states history and contributions of african americans since the 1700s. Welcome to the digital collections of the kentucky historical society. Kygenweb project online kentucky genealogy resources. Hardin county, kentucky genealogy, books, cds, maps. Louisvilles first families kathleen jennings, 1920. Dna interest group dig book club kentucky historical society. Since the state never seceded, the emancipation proclamation did not free the majority of kentuckys slaves. The kentucky biographies project has retyped many of these sketches making them available online to find indexes to such biographical sketches try the following subject searches, replacing the name of the state to find other locations. A history of kentucky wildcat basketball by humbert s. The prehistory and history of kentucky spans thousands of years, and has been influenced by the states diverse geography and central location. In the first of a twopart article, a business partnership gone bad led to a bizarre crime story involving a kentucky governor read more.
List of books and articles about kentucky history online. A new history of kentucky brings the commonwealth to life, from pikeville to the purchase, from covington to corbin, this account reveals kentuckys many faces and deep traditions. Early american explorers like daniel boone guided settlers to kentucky, and the state has always had a pioneering spirit about it. These are books that were published by a wide variety of publishers. The name is derived from the historic kentucky colonels. Lowell harrison, professor emeritus of history at western kentucky university, is the author of many books, including george rogers clark and the war in the west, the civil war in kentucky, kentuckys road to statehood, lincoln of kentucky, and kentuckys governors. Kentucky history the history of kentucky state the us50.
Below you will find a thematic book list for a study on kentucky. Books family historygenealogy eastern kentucky university. Archaeological evidence shows that indians lived and hunted in kentucky as long as,000 years ago. A new history of kentucky brings the commonwealth to life, from pikeville to the purchase, from covington to corbin, this account reveals kentucky s many faces and deep traditions. Get in on the conversation about dna and its connection to genealogy and join our dna interest group dig book club edition. Next week the kentucky historical society will recognize the frankfort resident with a khs publication award. Application forms available on this tab beginning february 14, 2020 2020. History of kentucky by charles kerr, 1922, the american historical society edition, in english. The kentucky colonels were a member of the american basketball association for all of the leagues nine years. These books may be found at your local public or school library.
The kentucky biographies project has retyped many of these sketches making them available online to find indexes to such biographical sketches try the following subject searches, replacing the. Frankforts taylor to be honored for his elkhorn creek book at. The encyclopedia of northern kentucky is the authoritative reference on the people, places, history, and rich heritage of the northern kentucky region. Biographies contain information about the person you are researching but often contain additional information on relatives and friends. Long before the arrival of europeans, the kentucky region was inhabited by indigenous agricultural and hunting peoples who left behind burial and ceremonial mounds that remain prominent features of the landscape today. Herring, a former university of kentucky history professor, covers virtually every important event in the conflict, presenting the war objectively and assessing its legacy. During the civil war, kentucky was a border state and also a slave state. Discover librarianselected research resources on kentucky history from the questia online library, including fulltext online books, academic journals, magazines, newspapers and more. Klotter is state historian and professor of history at georgetown college. However, when the confederate army invaded, kentucky declared its loyalty for the union. Ky history and genealogy in books public group facebook.80 1155 1586 64 1604 1638 307 119 1238 845 682 841 179 1564 880 184 1486 848 92 277 1392 1495 4 183 237 1477 1189 365 1330 89 1246 13 1638 153 1458 562 1550 965 1409 661 848 800 1298 1339 692 91 533 772