The Tennessee Handbook

The Tennessee Handbook

by Ed Speer, Ned L. Irwin
     
 

This quick reference brings together (and often corrects) large amounts of information from many diverse and hard-to-find resources. The work begins with a year-by-year summary of Tennessee history, from the Revolutionary era to the present. For example, the entry for 1960 reports that after sit-ins in the state's four largest cities Nashville became the first

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This quick reference brings together (and often corrects) large amounts of information from many diverse and hard-to-find resources. The work begins with a year-by-year summary of Tennessee history, from the Revolutionary era to the present. For example, the entry for 1960 reports that after sit-ins in the state's four largest cities Nashville became the first Southern city to desegregate lunch counters. A guide to all official state symbols and their origins follows. For instance, in 1919 the school children of Tennessee voted for the state flower of Tennessee and selected the passionflower. In 1933, the iris was adopted as the "State Flower of Tennessee" but the passionflower designation had not been rescinded. In 1973, the General Assembly designated the iris as the state cultivated flower and the passionflower as the state wildflower.

The politics and geography of Tennessee are also covered. Biographies of all governors are provided, along with lists of Tennesseeans in national politics (including representatives to the Confederate congress). Available through this book is a listing of how the counties have been divided into various congressional districts from 1813 to the present, information on the state capitals, and the counties of Tennessee. Descriptions of all the state's significant rivers and lakes; national and state parks, forests, and recreation areas; and colleges and universities are given. Population data are also included.

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Editorial Reviews

ARBA
will answer a wide range of questions about Tennessee history...the most thorough and up-to-date chronology of Tennessee history available...the best source for the origins of town names, descriptions of lakes and rivers, and the county makeup of congressional districts for the specific time periods...Speer has made many key facts about the Volunteer State and its history more accessible
The Tennessee Genealogical Society 'Ansearchin' News
a handy reference work
The Tennessee Librarian
"an excellent ready reference tool...highly recommended"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786411177
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
10/31/2001
Edition description:
ALT
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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