Tennesseans and Their History

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Overview

The history of Tennessee is full of dramatic episodes and colorful characters that give the Volunteer State its unique place in the American saga. From the bloody battle of Shiloh in 1862 to the Dayton "monkey trial" of 1925 to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Memphis in 1968, Tennessee has been the locale for many of the nation's most important events.. "The authors introduce readers to famous personalities such as Andrew Jackson and Austin Peay, but they also tell stories of ordinary people and their lives to show how they are an integral part of the state's history. Sidebars throughout the book highlight events and people of particular interest, and reading lists at the end of chapters provide readers with avenues for further exploration.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572330559
  • Publisher: University of Tennessee Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/1999
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 6.13 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author


Paul H. Bergerson is professor of history at the University of Tennessee and the editor of The Papers of Andrew Johnson.

Stephen V. Ash is associate professor of history at the University of Tennessee and author of Middle Tennessee Transformed, 1860-1870: War and Peace in the Upper South.

Jeanette Keith is associate professor of history at Bloomsburg University and the author of Country People in the New South: Tennessee's Upper Cumberland.

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Table of Contents

Preface
1 Tennessee's Beginnings 1
2 Frontier Times 21
3 Southwest Territory 47
4 Early Statehood Years 68
5 Antebellum Politics, Economy, and Society 92
6 The Civil War 132
7 Reconstruction 158
8 The New South 181
9 The Era of Reform 210
10 Modern Times 235
11 Depression and War 258
12 The Civil Rights Era 287
13 The 1960s to Century's End 316
Index 341
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