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The History of Tennessee: From Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time (Classic Reprint)

By William Henry Carpenter

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There are but few persons in this country who have not, at some time or other, felt the want of an accurate, well written, concise, yet clear and reliable history of their own or some other state.

The want here indicated is now about being sup plied; and, as the task of doing so is no light or superficial one, the publishers have given into the hands of the two gentlemen whose names appear in the title-page, the work of preparing a series of cabi net histories, embracing a volume for each state in the Union. Of their ability to perform this well, we need not speak. They are no strangers in the literary world. What they undertake the public may rest assured will be performed thoroughly; and that no sectarian, sectional, or party feelings will bias their judgment, or lead them to violate the integrity of history.

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Tennesseans & Their History

By Paul H. Bergeron

Brand: Univ Tennessee Press
Released: 1999-09-30
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The history of Tennessee is full of dramatic episodes and colorful characters that give the Volunteer State a major place in the American saga. From the bloody battle of Shiloh in 1862 to the Dayton "monkey trial" of 1925 to the assassination of Martin Luther King in Memphis in 1968, Tennessee has been the locale for many of America's most important events.

This new book presents a synthesis of Tennessee history from earliest times to the present. Striking a balance of social, economic, and political perspectives, it moves from frontier times to early statehood, antebellum society through the Civil War to Reconstruction, then establishes Tennessee's place in the New South and in modern times. Full coverage is devoted to the Civil Rights era and to events in the later years of this century, including environmental issues. The text deals honestly with slavery and segregation and also corrects shortcomings of previous works by placing the state's history in the context of national issues and events within the South.

The authors introduce readers to famous personages like Andrew Jackson and Austin Peay, often using quotations to give them voice. They also tell stories of ordinary people and their lives to show how they are an integral part of history. Sidebars throughout the text highlight stories of particular interest, and reading lists at the end of chapters further enhance the text's utility.

Tennesseans and Their History was written for students needing a basic introduction to state history and to general readers looking for a lively introduction to Tennessee's past. Written to be entertaining as well as instructive, it makes the state's
history relevant to a new generation of Tennesseans.
The Authors: 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.


The Hidden History of East Tennessee

By Joe Guy

Guy, Joe
Released: 2008-08-13
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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 History of East Tennessee.

The Natural and Aboriginal History of Tennessee: Up to the First Settlements Therein by the White People, in the Year 1768 (Classic Reprint)

By John Haywood

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Tennessee; the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as author m the words following, to wit: The Natural and Aboriginal History flf Tennessee, up to the first settlements therein by the white people, the year 1768. By J our Huwoon, of the County of Davidson, in'

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Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture

Brand: Rutledge Hill Press (Tennessee Historical Society)
Hardcover (1232 pages)

Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture
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This definitive encyclopedia offers 1,534 entries on Tennessee by 514 authors. With thirty-two essays on topics from agriculture to World War II, this major reference work includes maps, photos, extensive cross-referencing, bibliographical information, and a detailed index.

Tennessee History: The Land, the People, and the Culture

By Tennessee Historical Society

Brand: University of Tennessee Press
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Tennessee Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff (Curiosities Series)

By Kristin Luna

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The definitive collection of Tennessee's odd, wacky, and most offbeat people, places, and things, for Tennessee residents and anyone else who enjoys local humor and trivia with a twist.

Tennessee: The history of an American state

By Terry Weeks

Brand: Clairmont Press
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Tennessee: The history of an American state
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Tennessee: A Political History (Tennessee Heritage Library)

By Phillip Langsdon

Brand: Hillsboro Pr
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Tennessee -- A Political History is a richly detailed history of the political events and personalities that have shaped the Volunteer State. It examines the divergent evolution of politics in Tennessee's three geographical divisions -- East, Middle, and West -- in an easily accessible style.Arranged chronologically, the book focuses on Tennessee's campaigns and elections, and the politicians who lived them: the state's three presidents -- Andrew Jackson, James Knox Polk, and Andrew Johnson -- and the legendary figures who have become integral to the country's folklore, such as David Crockett, Sam Houston, and Sgt. Alvin York. Also included are the lesser known but equally colorful personalities who make politics so fascinating and unpredictable.

What's Great About Tennessee? (Our Great States)

By Jenny Fretland VanVoorst

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What s Great About Tennessee? (Our Great States)
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What's so great about Tennessee? Find out the top ten sites to see or things to do in the Volunteer State! Explore Tennessee's wilderness, mountains, country music, and rich history. The Tennessee by Map feature shows where you'll find all the places covered in the book. A special section provides quick state facts such as the state motto, capital, population, animals, foods, and more. Take a fun-filled tour of all there is to discover in Tennessee.


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