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The Partisan Spirit

Kentucky Politics, 1779–1792

Patricia Watlington

Copyright 1972
University of North Carolina Press

Description

Although historians have assumed previously that early Kentucky was a one-party area, Watlington has discovered that there were actually three active parties—the partisan," "court," and "country." From the land-grant maze following the 1779 migration, through a brief Tory movement and even James Wilkinson's intrigue for a Spanish connection, she traces the parties' development and their struggle for power in the vigorous world of postrevolutionary Kentucky politics."

Originally published in 1974.

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