This Place We Call Home (inbunden)
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This Place We Call Home (inbunden)

This Place We Call Home

A History of Clark County, Indiana

Inbunden Engelska, 2007-10-01
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Clark County, Indiana, has grown from a handful of small settlements and scattered farms at the Falls of the Ohio into a sprawling metropolitan region. Yet, as Carl E. Kramer describes in this wonderful new history, significant continuities help define the county. Middle-class business owners and farmers still serve as its leaders. Jeffersonian democracy, emphasizing localism and frugality, remains a central political value. Interlocking kinship, friendship, and associational networks, fostered by decades of demographic stability, remain a potent social and political force. The Ohio River maintains its powerful economic and cultural influence, and the paths of pioneer roads shape local development. These forces and shared experiences have created a close-knit community with a strong sense of place.
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"An excellent example of what a county history can be. It is well-written, well-researched, and its assertions are backed with proper evidence and citations. Kramer draws connections to important events in Indiana history as well as to events in the Louisville area that had major impacts on the development of the county. As such, he makes a major contribution to the history of southern Indiana." -Indiana Magazine of History "Carl E. Kramer provides readers with a model county history.... He brings together in one person and one volume the outsider and the insider-the historian who objectively and carefully studies the past using the best sources available and the writer who knows and loves his home community." -from the foreword by James H. Madison

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Carl E. Kramer is Vice President of Kramer Associates and an adjunct lecturer at Indiana University Southeast.


A Tribute to the Paul Ogle Foundation Foreword by James Madison Acknowledgments Introduction 1. The Land and the People 2. Explorers, Revolutionaries, and Speculators 3. The Territorial Years 4. Statehood and Incorporation 5. Economic Dreams, Internal Improvements, and Sectional Tensions 6. Civil War and County Seat War 7. Turbulence and Transition 8. Progress and Paradox 9. Boosters, Builders, and Bootleggers 10. Hard Times, High Water, and World War 11. Baby Boomers and Suburbs 12. Decentralization and Quiet Progress 13. Restructuring, Rediscovery, and Regionalism Notes Bibliography Index