The Hidden History of East Tennessee

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Critically acclaimed author Joe Guy serves up a stout batch of East Tennessee history in this latest collection of articles from his popular newspaper column. From Chattanooga up to Knoxville, and every town and holler in between, Guy recounts the absorbing and oft-forgotten history of this great region with stories of revenuers, Overmountain Men, Confederate cavalry girls and the lost tribe of the Hiwassee, just to name a few. Discover how easy it is to get lost in The Hidden ...
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Overview

Critically acclaimed author Joe Guy serves up a stout batch of East Tennessee history in this latest collection of articles from his popular newspaper column. From Chattanooga up to Knoxville, and every town and holler in between, Guy recounts the absorbing and oft-forgotten history of this great region with stories of revenuers, Overmountain Men, Confederate cavalry girls and the lost tribe of the Hiwassee, just to name a few. Discover how easy it is to get lost in The Hidden History of East Tennessee.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596295100
  • Publisher: History Press, The
  • Publication date: 9/12/2008
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 987,360
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents


Introduction     7
People and Places
Federal Road     9
The Day the Women Ruled in Decatur     13
A Bloody Day at Lenderman's Store     14
The Weatherman of East Tennessee     17
The Overmountain Man     19
The Civil War
When the Enemy Was Right Next Door     23
The Confederate General's Emancipation Proposition     26
Company Aytch     29
Stories of Stratton Graves     31
Goldman Bryson: Patriot or Bushwhacker?     34
The Cavalry Girls     38
The Maple Wood Cane     42
Politics, Railroads and Moonshine
The Whipping Post     47
Ballots, Bullets and Soldier Boys in Benton     50
The Day Tennessee Dried Up     52
Duel on the Kingston Road     54
Common Law, Squires and "Shire-Raifes"     56
God and the Tennessee Constitution     58
"Better Bring Along a Coffin"     60
War of the Roses at White Cliff     63
Tennessee's First Railroad     65
The Oldest Depot in Tennessee     67
The Poll Tax: When Voting Wasn't Free     70
The Cherokee
Cornstalk's Indian Confederacy     74
Lost Tribe of theHiwassee     77
Nickajack: Last Battle for the Cherokee     79
The Legend of Madoc     82
Granny Ward's House     85
The Great Warrior     89
Ghosts, Graves and Strange Happenings
A Grave of Ice, a Grave of Fire     93
Mrs. Leonard's Body     95
The Night the Stars Fell     99
Here, There Be Witches     101
Food and Grief     104
Spooks, Anyone?     106
Traditions
A Hidden History of Christmas     111
Ms. Daugherty's White Hat Christmas     114
Goodbye to the Old Long Ago     116
Onions, Horse Scabs and Other Home Remedies     118
The Hymn of the Slave Trader     120
Gray Faces and Few Words     122
About the Author     127
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  • Posted August 2, 2009

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    Interesting, though not entirely compelling

    Joe Guy definitely knows his history of East Tennessee, and some of the stories which he relates are indeed unique. However, for the cost of the book, many of the stories contained within aren't worth the purchase price. Joy Guy is, however, a superb author, and I would strongly recommend his other works.

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