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Visions of Zion


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Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 At the Turn of the Century Chapter 3 The Promised Land: Nelson and Washington Counties, 1784-1900 Chapter 4 Just Beyond the Far Horizon: Progress, Prosperity, and Power, 1900-1914 Chapter 5 By Faith We Shall See It: Strengthening the Individual, the Family, the Community and Nation, 1900-1914 Chapter 6 Marching to Zion: Progressivism's Further Advance, 1914-1917 Chapter 7 Onward Christian Soldiers: Reformation of the World through War, 1917-1918 Chapter 8 Progressivism Triumphant: The Long Awaited Day, 1917-1918 Chapter 9 No Road Home: Turning the Progressive Crusade Around, 1918-1921 Chapter 10 And the Ages Roll, A Summing Up Chapter 11 Postscript Chapter 12 Appendix: Nelson and Washington Counties as a Case Study in Progressivism Chapter 13 Maps Chapter 14 Endnotes Chapter 15 Bibliography Chapter 16 Index

About the Author

J. Larry Hood is Adjunct Professor of History at the University of Kentucky. Professor Hood received his M.B.A. from Xavier University and his Ph.D. in American History from the University of Kentucky.


....Hood's meticulous research, his exploration of the rurual reform experience during the Progressive era, and his willingness to place his topic in a larger historiographical context make it a useful model for others to test how representative Nelson and Washington Counties were. -- Nicholas Burkel, Marquette University * Journal of Southern History *
....Visions of Zion contains considerable useful information about local politics and reform campaigns in two Kentucky counties during a period of rapid social change. -- Jeanette Keith, University of Pennsylvania * Register of the Kentucky Historical Society *
Visions of Zion is local history at its best because it places everyday events in a greater context of the region, the nation, and the world...An impeccably researched book with more than adequate endnotes, bibliography, and index. -- William E. Ellis * The Courier-Journal *

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