Kentucke's Frontiers - A History of the Trans-Appalachian Frontier (Hardback)
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Kentucke's Frontiers - A History of the Trans-Appalachian Frontier (Hardback)

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Hardback 400 Pages / Published: 28/09/2010
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American culture has long celebrated the heroism framed by Kentucky's frontier wars. Spanning the period from the 1720s when Ohio River valley Indians returned to their homeland to the American defeat of the British and their Indian allies in the War of 1812, Kentucke's Frontiers examines the political, military, religious, and public memory narratives of early Kentucky. Craig Thompson Friend explains how frontier terror framed that heroism, undermining the egalitarian promise of Kentucke and transforming a trans-Appalachian region into an Old South state. From county courts and the state legislature to church tribunals and village stores, patriarchy triumphed over racial and gendered equality, creating political and economic opportunity for white men by denying it for all others. Even in remembering their frontier past, Kentuckians abandoned the egalitarianism of frontier life and elevated white males to privileged places in Kentucky history and memory.

Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253355195
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 43 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 28 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Anyone interested in the history of the American frontier or the creation of the Bluegrass State will certainly want to add this volume to his or her library. * The Journal of Southern History *
Kentucke's Frontiers . . . is an excellent book-thoroughly researched, beautifully written, handsomely produced, and creatively documented. * North Carolina Historical Review *
In this rich, challenging, and enjoyable book, Friend examines the social, cultural, economic, political, and military histories of Kentucke (now Kentucky) from the 1720s to the War of 1812. . . . The merits of this sweeping book are too numerous to chronicle sufficiently in this brief review. Nevertheless, Friend is at his strongest in his examination of the roles of memory and mythology in justifying white domination. * American Studies *
This is a fine contribution to the historiography of Kentucky and frontier history. Kentucke's Frontiers is a 'must have' for professors and students who are interested in both of these subjects. * Northwest Ohio History *
This is an eminently readable book, and [Friend] has done a wonderful job of weaving together the voices of the residents of frontier Kentucky of all racial and social groups. . . . Kentucke's Frontiers is a wonderful resource for those interested in learning more about the first trans-Appalachian state and the trans-Appalachian west more broadly. * The Tennessee Historical Quarterly *
Friend's narrative is detailed and engaging . . . [His] skillful infusion of contemporary historiography and methodology separates his study of frontier Kentucky from previous works. * The Journal of American History *

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