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Bibliography for Lexington
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Bibliography for Lexington

Aron, Stephen. How the West Was Lost: The Transformation of Kentucky from Daniel Boone to Henry Clay. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996.

Baker, Jean H. Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography. New York : Norton, 1987.

Basberg, Jennings. Lexington in Good Taste. New York: McClanahan Pub House, 1990.

Bolin, James Duane. Bossism and Reform in a Southern City: Lexington, Kentucky, 1880-1940. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2000.

Brown, Kent Masterson: ed. The Civil War in Kentucky. New York: Da Capo Press, 2000.

Cary, Ralph. Following in Lincoln's Footsteps: a Complete Annotated Reference to Hundreds of Historical Sites Visited by Abraham Lincoln. New York: Carroll & Graf, 2001.

Coleman, J. Winston, Jr. The Squire's Sketches of Lexington. Lexington: Henry Clay Press, 1972.

Coleman J. Winston, Jr. Lexington During the Civil War. Lexington: Commercial Printing Co., Kentucky, 1938.

Current, Richard N., ed., Paul D. Escott, Lawrence N. Powell, James I. Robertson, Jr., and Emory M. Thomas. Encyclopedia of the Confederacy. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1993 (4 volumes).

Deese, Wynelle. Lexington Kentucky: Changes in the Twentieth Century. Charleston: Arcadia Publishing, 1998.

Heidler, David S. and Jeanne T. Heidler, eds. Encyclopedia of the American Civil War: A Political, Social, and Military History. Denver: ABC-CLIO, 2000 (5 Volumes).

Horwitz, Lester V. with James A. Ramage. The Longest Raid of the Civil War: Little-Known & Untold Stories of Morgan's Raid into Kentucky, Indiana & Ohio. Cincinnati: Farmcourt Pub., 1999.

Kerr, Bettie L. and John D. Wright, Jr. Lexington: A Century in Photographs. Lexington: Lexington-Fayette County Historic Commission, 1984.

Lancaster, Clay. Antebellum Architecture of Kentucky. Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky, 1991.

Lancaster, Clay. Antebellum Houses of the Bluegrass: the Development of Residential Architecture in Fayette County, Kentucky. Lexington, University of Kentucky Press, 1961.

Lancaster, Clay. Vestiges of the Venerable City. Lexington. Lexington-Fayette County Historic Commission, 1978.

Mayo, W. Porter, ed., with Camille Mayo Jernigan, Florence M. Witte, and Carolyn Kurz (consultants). Medicine in the Athens of the West: The History and Influence of the Lexington-Fayette County Medical Society. Lexington: McClanahan Publishing House, 1999.

Mastin, Bettye Lee. Lexington, 1779: Pioneer Kentucky as Described by Early Settlers. Lexington: Lexington-Fayette County Historic Commission, 1979.

McDonough, James Lee. War in Kentucky: From Shiloh to Perryville. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1994.

Montell, William Lynwood and Muchael L. Morse. Kentucky Folk Architecture. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1995.

Powers, Georgia Davis. I Shared the Dream: The Pride, Passion, and Politics of the First Black Woman Senator from Kentucky. Far Hills, N.J.: New Horizon Press, 1995.

Ramage, James A. Rebel Raider: the Life of General John Hunt Morgan. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1986.

Remini, Robert. Vincent Henry Clay: Statesman for the Union. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1993.

Sears, Richard D. Camp Nelson, Kentucky: A Civil War History. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, July 2002.

Staples, Charles R. The History of Pioneer Lexington: 1779-1806. Lexington: Lexington-Fayette County Historic Commission, 1973.

Townsend, William Henry. Lincoln and the Bluegrass: Slavery and Civil War in Kentucky. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1990.

Weissbach, Lee Shai. The Synagogues of Kentucky: Architecture and History(Perspectives on Kentucky's Past). Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1995.

Wooley, Carolyn Murray. The Founding of Lexington: 1775-1776. Lexington: Lexington-Fayette County Historic Commission, 1975.

Wright, John D., Jr. Lexington: Heart of the Bluegrass. Lexington: Lexington-Fayette County Historic Commission,1982.

Lexington Children's Literature

Brandt, Keith and John Lawn (Illustrator). Daniel Boone: Frontier Adventures (Easy Biographies). Memphis: Troll Communications, 1989.

Schmitzer, Kathi Appelt and Jeanne Cannella. Down Cut Shin Creek: The Packhorse Librarians of Kentucky. New York: Harpercollins Juvenile Books, 2001.

Smith, Adam and Katherine Snow Smith. A Historical Album of Kentucky (Historical Albums).. Brookfield, CT: Millbrook Press, 1995.

Stein, R. Conrad. Kentucky (America the Beautiful. Second Series). Brookfield, CT: Millbrook Press, 1995.

Wilkie, Katharine E. and Leslie Goldstein (Illustrator). Mary Todd Lincoln: Girl of the Bluegrass (Childhood of Famous Americans). New York: Aladdin Books, 1992.

Wyeth, Sharon Dennis. Freedom's Wings: Corey's Diary, Kentucky to Ohio, 1857 (My America). New York: Scholastic, 2001.

Links to Lexington Tourism and Preservation

Kentucky Department of Travel, Cultural Heritage Tourism Program
Discover what the state of Kentucky has to offer at the website for the state's Department of Travel. Use their trip planner, peruse their travel guides and brochures, and consult the list of festivals and events before you travel to Kentucky in person.

Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation
This local non-profit advocate for historic preservation strives to protect, revitalize, and promote the special historic places in our community to enhance the quality of life for future generations. It also operates several of the historic sites featured in this itinerary.

Transylvania University
Transylvania University is a distinguished liberal arts college enrolling more than 1000 students, committed to undergraduate students and to excellence in education.

Greater Lexington Chamber of Commerce
A comprehensive index to travel, life, business, and services in Lexington.

Kentucky Heritage Council
The Kentucky Heritage Council, the State historic preservation office, identifies, preserves, and protects the historic places of Kentucky. The Council also maintains continually updated inventories of historic buildings, districts, structures, objects and archaeological sites and nominates properties to the National Register of Historic Places.

Lexington, Kentucky Convention and Visitors Bureau
Official website of the Lexington Convention and Visitors Bureau, with information about places to stay, eat, and play in Lexington, as well as a convenient trip planner.

Lexington-Fayette County Urban Government
Official local county government website.

Commonwealth of Kentucky
Official state government webiste for the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

National Trust for Historic Preservation
Learn about the programs of and membership in the oldest national nonprofit preservation organization.

National Park Service Office of Tourism
National Parks have been interwoven with tourism from their earliest days. This website highlights the ways in which the National Park Service promotes and supports sustainable, responsible, informed, and managed visitor use through cooperation and coordination with the tourism industry.

National Scenic Byways Program
This website, maintained by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, includes information on state and nationally designated byway routes throughout America based on their archeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational, and scenic qualities. Visit the America’s Byways Wilderness Road Heritage Area website for more ideas.


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