Tennesseans and Their History / Edition 1

Tennesseans and Their History / Edition 1

by Paul H. Bergeron
     
 

ISBN-10: 1572330562

ISBN-13: 9781572330566

Pub. Date: 09/28/1999

Publisher: University of Tennessee Press

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…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572330566
Publisher:
University of Tennessee Press
Publication date:
09/28/1999
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
496
Sales rank:
250,077
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Tennessee's Beginnings1
2Frontier Times21
3Southwest Territory47
4Early Statehood Years68
5Antebellum Politics, Economy, and Society92
6The Civil War132
7Reconstruction158
8The New South181
9The Era of Reform210
10Modern Times235
11Depression and War258
12The Civil Rights Era287
13The 1960s to Century's End316
Index341

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