Kentucky Portrait in Paradox, 1900-1950

Taal: Engels
Kentucky
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9780916968342
  • Druk: New title
  • juni 2006
  • 434 pagina's
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Samenvatting

This volume is the first comprehensive and in-depth history of Kentucky during the first half of the 20th century. State Historian James C. Klotter examines in depth not only the people and their lives but also the state's economy, educational system, cultural activities, politics, and folkways. He demonstrates how, enduring images and stereotypes developed that have shaped the state's progress throughout the century. In his view, the first half of the century were years of unrealized promises and failed dreams. Yet amid poverty there was plenty; along with educational weaknesses were cultural strengths; beside partisanship there was leadership. This is an account of what happened in Kentucky and to Kentucky, Klotter writes. It focuses on the process and the possibility of change, and how the people sought to adjust and to balance the positives of their past with the promises of their future. To know better what happened between 1900 and 1950 requires a study of not only the formal actions taken, but also the irony of actions, the presence of paradoxes, and the quieter things that shaped the state's character, its essence, its heart and its soul. A landmark in historical writing about the state, Kentucky: Portrait in Paradox is complemented by more than one hundred photographs and illustrations. Published by the Kentucky Historical Society and distributed by the University Press of Kentucky.

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A masterful account of Kentucky's first fifty years in the twentieth century. An exemplary model of what a state history should be. - Journal of Southern History Klotter has put a vast treasure of historical information at readers' finger-tips. - Journal of American History A vivid and stimulating portrait of Kentucky's paradoxical history. - Alabama Review

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Paperback
Druk
New title
Verschijningsdatum
2006-06-16
Aantal pagina's
434 pagina's
Illustraties
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Originele Titel
Kentucky: Portrait in Paradox, 1900-1950

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9780916968342

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Extra groot lettertype
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Oorspronkelijke releasedatum
2006-06-16
Subtitel
Portrait in Paradox, 1900-1950
Thema Qualifier Code
3MP
Thema Subject Code
NHK

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ca. 1800-1910, Eerste Wereldoorlog
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