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A Concise History of Kentucky. By James C. Klotter and Freda C. Klotter. (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, c. 2008. Pp. [xiv], 238. Paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-8131-9192-8; cloth, $30.00, ISBN 978-0-8131-2498-8.) This is a concise edition of an earlier textbook by the same two authors that was published by the same press in 2006 under the title Faces of Kentucky. That version won the American Association for State and Local History A ward of Merit. This version, updated, is handsomely illustrated with line drawings, lithographs, photographs, and attractive maps. Reader-friendly sidebars provide "Kentucky Voices" that offer documentary excerpts of various kinds and "Kentucky Lives" that seek to humanize the text with biographical sketches. There are charts of information and an index but no footnotes, and the list of supplementary readings is quite brief. All in all, a handy summary of the state's history for schoolchildren and laypersons. Landscape of Slavery: The Plantation in American Art. Edited by Angela D. Mack and Stephen G. Hoffius. (Columbia: Published by the University of South Carolina Press in cooperation with the Gibbes Museum of Art/Carolina Art Association, c. 2008. Pp. [xviii], 166. Paper, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-57003- 720-7; cloth, $49.95, ISBN 978-1-57003-719-1.) Editors Angela D. Mack and Stephen G. Hoffius have put together a beautiful and informative volume to accompany an exhibit of the same name at the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston. The book includes ninety-three illustrations of paintings, photographs, and other art media, ranging in date from the eighteenth to the twentyfirst century. Six essays by established scholars, including John Michael Vlach and Maurie D. Mcinnis, explore different themes surrounding the image of the plantation.

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