Running Mad for Kentucky: Frontier Travel Accounts (Hardcover)
The crossing of America's first great divide-the Appalachian Mountains-has been a source of much fascination but has received little attention from modern historians. In the eighteenth century, the Wilderness Road and Ohio River routes into Kentucky presented daunting natural barriers and the threat of Indian attack. Running Mad for Kentucky brings this adventure to life. Primarily a collection of travel diaries, these day-to-day accounts illustrate the dangers thousands of Americans, adult and.
About the Author
Ellen Eslinger, professor of history at DePaul University, is the author of Citizens of Zion: The Social Origins of Camp Meeting Revivalism.