Bluegrass Renaissance

My daughter, Mollie, and I wrote a chapter for Bluegrass Renaissance: The History and Culture of Central Kentucky, 1792-1852, published in 2012 by the University Press of Kentucky. Our chapter, Horace Holley and the Struggle for Kentucky's Mind and Soul, looked at the rise and fall of Transylvania University in the 1820s, a fascinating story that would foreshadow currents in the state that would shape higher education for the next two centuries. Buy the book here.

In the Indiana Magazine of History, reviewer James S. Humphreys, associate professor of History at Murray State University, wrote, "The Eblens' chapter stands out as especially interesting and well-written even in a volume of excellent contributions."

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