The Antebellum period falls between the Pioneer Period and the Civil War, approximately the years 1810-1860. It is a period in which Kentucky is a trend setter and very prosperous. Historian James Ramage calls it an era of "Kentucky Rising." Lexington is known as the Athens of the West and the Green River Country (South Central Kentucky) exudes agricultural and transportation prosperity.
This program ends with a trip through the Bardstown area, including Lincoln's Birthplace, Old Talbott Tavern, My Old Kentucky Home and other historic stops.
This lecture series and field trip are presented by WKU History Professor, Carol Crowe Carraco.