The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society has published continuously since 1903 and continues to provide fresh perspectives on the history and people of Kentucky. The Register includes the work of leading scholars on the commonwealth but is widely accessible to general readers interested in Kentucky history.
Recent special issues have explored Abraham Lincoln and Kentucky, Kentucky and the Contested Legacy of Jefferson Davis, Appalachian Kentucky and the War on Poverty, Kentucky’s African American Past, and New Perspectives on Civil War–Era Kentucky. Coming this year: A special issue on Twentieth-Century Kentucky. Each issue of the Register includes an extensive book review section covering recent scholarship on Kentucky as well as a wide array of works on American history and culture.
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In the Latest Issue
- “A Blood Stained Sin”: Slavery, Freedom, and Guerrilla Warfare in the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky, 1863-1865 (J. Michael Rhyne)
- If You Can’t Go Home, Take Some of It with You: Twentieth-Century Appalachian Migration and the Music of Renfro Valley (Nathan McGee)
- Nixon’s Southern Strategy Rebuffed: Senator Marlow W. Cook and the Defeat of Judge G. Harrold Carswell for the U.S. Supreme Court (John Paul Hill)
- New Perspectives on Civil War–Era Kentucky, Volume 110, Numbers 3-4 (Summer/Autumn 2012), $15.
- Exploring Kentucky’s African American Past, Volume 109, Numbers 3-4 (Summer/Autumn 2011), $15.
- Kentucky and the Contested Legacy of Jefferson Davis, Volume 107, Number 2 (Spring 2009), $12.
- Abraham Lincoln and Kentucky, Volume 106, Numbers 3-4 (Summer/Autumn 2008), $15.
Regular back issues are $12. Special double issues are $15. To obtain recent back issues of the Register, contact Dana Caldemeyer at 502-564-1792, ext. 4421.