Settling the Bluegrass Region. From Daniel Boone to Henry Clay and the Frontier Myth. Analyzing the Turner Thesis. We are going to look at the settling of Kentucky in the context of Frederick Jackson Turner’s “Turner Thesis”. Frederick Jackson Turner. Develops the “Turner Thesis” in 1893
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From Daniel Boone to Henry Clay and the Frontier Myth
The Bluegrass Region
George Caleb Bingham, Daniel Boone Escorting Settlers through the Cumberland Gap, 1851-1852
The problem of “shingling” land claims.
Total land claims in Kentucky at the time of statehood in 1792 exceed the acreage of the state!
Clay as a young diplomat and lawyer (left) and aging statesman (right)