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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.
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.
"A national context while describing what makes the state distinctive."—Indiana Magazine of History
"Our Kentucky is an impressive text."—Indiana Magazine of History
"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
The University Press of Kentucky
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Kentucky, Kentucky history, History textbooks
United States History
Klotter, James C., "Our Kentucky: A Study of the Bluegrass State" (2000). United States History. 139.