Little Kingdoms: The Counties of Kentucky, 1850-1891 (Paperback)

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Little Kingdoms: The Counties of Kentucky, 1850-1891 (Paperback)

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Kentucky's counties though theoretically provinces of the state were in reality powerful semi-sovereign entities during the latter half of the 19th century. Their positive accomplishments were many. Government funds were wisely invested in internal improvements, road construction, law enforcement, tax collection, and relief of the poor. Keen competition for county offices, placed on an electoral basis by the Constitution of 1850, brought added vitality to Kentucky's uniquely intense political li.
Robert M. Ireland is associate professor of history at the University of Kentucky.
Product Details ISBN: 9780813153124
ISBN-10: 0813153123
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication Date: July 15th, 2014
Pages: 200
Language: English