Lincoln and the Bluegrass. Slavery and Civil War in Kentucky. [Inscribed by Author]
A biographical study of Abraham Lincoln’s familial, marital, and political connections to his native, slaveholding Kentucky. According to author, William H. Townsend, “...Abraham Lincoln’s personal contacts with slavery in the Bluegrass gave him a firsthand knowledge of the ‘peculiar institution’ that he could have acquired in no other way.” (p[vii]) This copy inscribed to controversial American historian and Democratic politician, Claude G. Bowers (1878–1958), author of The Tragic Era: The Revolution after Lincoln (1929).
Description: Lincoln and the Bluegrass. Slavery and Civil War in Kentucky. [Inscribed by Author]
[Lexington:] University of Kentucky Press (1955). First Edition. Frontis., xiv, 392, pp. 8vo. Publisher’s red cloth. Inscribed and signed by author on front endpaper. Near fine in a price-clipped very good pictorial dust jacket which has small stain to front panel.