Harrison, Lowell H., and James C. Klotter. A New History of Kentucky. (The University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 1997) Kentucky History, Maps, Graphical Illustrations, Tables, Bibliography, Index. 533 pages.
A comprehensive retelling of the story of Kentucky with excellent graphics and statistics. Useful to a genealogist for historical background concerning anyone living in Kentucky over the last two hundred years. Part I. Kentucky before 1820 is of value to researchers interested in the initial massive migration into the trans-Appalachian West.
This printed book is commercially available through most online booksellers (for about $15 used to $40 new) and available in digital edition (for about $23). There are no free, archived digital editions, but over 1,000 U.S. libraries carry this book.
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