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Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Arndt Stickles, Lee Jones, Finley Grise

Degree Program

Department of History

Degree Type

Master of Arts


In the writing of this thesis, I have endeavored chiefly to depict the character and public works of Amos Kendall in Kentucky. In so doing, it has been my purpose to give the reader some conception of the important political questions of the time and the relation of Kendall to them. His life was one of bitter controversies, of humiliating defeats followed by brilliant victories, and toward the end, one of peace vitalized by the promotion of worthwhile public institutions. His place in history, whether good or bad, has been little understood or appreciated; and it is my sincere desire that this limited study of his career may stimulate those who read it to investigate further the activities of this man.


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