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Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Arndt Stickles, N.O. Taff, Finley Grise

Degree Program

Department of History

Degree Type

Master of Arts


It is the purpose of this study to examine the early state-chartered banks of Kentucky: their creation, career and dissolution. To do this it will be necessary to survey the period of Kentucky history from 1802, when the Kentucky Insurance Company was awarded its charter by the Legislature and granted banking powers, to about 1830, when all previously chartered state banks had become non-existent or were in the process of liquidation. Throughout this period it will be necessary to notice the major political trends, events and problems. These, however, will be of secondary importance, and attention primarily will be centered upon the economic factors involved in the early history of the state, which profoundly influenced the successes and failures of early banking institutions.


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