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How the West Was Lost: The Transformation of Kentucky from Daniel Boone to Henry Clay


Eighteenth-century Kentucky was a place where Indian and European cultures collided--and, surprisingly, coincided. But this mixed world did not last, and it eventually gave way to nineteenth-century commercial and industrial development. "How the West Was Lost" tracks the overlapping conquest, colonization, and consolidation of the trans-Appalachian frontier. Not a story of paradise lost, this is a book about possibilities lost. It focuses on the common ground between Indians and backcountry settlers which was not found, ...

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