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.
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.
Just Published: Building a History of Twentieth-Century Kentucky
In this Special Double Issue:
- Charting the Path of Twentieth-Century Kentucky: Current Courses and Future Directions (James C. Klotter)
- The End of Kentucky’s Winning Season?: A Fresh Look at Early-Twentieth-Century Kentucky Decision-Making (Melanie Beals Goan)
- Toil, Trouble, Transformation: Workers and Unions in Modern Kentucky (John Hennen)
- “Buried in Original Records, Government Reports, Statistical Tables and Obscure Essays”?: Kentucky’s Twentieth-Century Agricultural History (Mark. V. Wetherington)
- The Republican Party and Modern Conservatism in Postwar Kentucky (Joshua D. Farrington)
- Socially Relevant History: Appalachian Kentucky in the Twentieth Century (Robert S. Weise)
- Western Kentucky in the Twentieth Century: From the End of Isolation to the Collapse of the “Gibraltar of Democracy” (George G. Humphreys)
- My Old Kentucky Home: Black History in the Bluegrass State (Luther Adams)
- Colonels, Hillbillies, and Fightin’: Twentieth-Century Kentucky in the National Imagination (Anthony Harkins)
- Yoked to Tradition: Kentucky Women and Their Histories, 1900-1945 (Dana M. Caldemeyer)
- Integrating Women into Modern Kentucky History: The Equal Rights Amendment Debate (1972-1978) as a Case Study (Nancy E. Baker)
- “Straining To Hear Their Thoughts and Desires”: Researching and Writing the African American Experience in Kentucky (Gerald L. Smith)
- White Protestants and the Civil Rights Movement in Kentucky (Carolyn Dupont)
- Mid-Twentieth Century Social Movements in Kentucky (Amanda L. Higgins)
Back issues are available, including:
- 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.