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University of Tennessee Press

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  • Voices from the Nueva Fronteraby Donald E. Davis; Thomas M. Deaton; David P. Boyle; Jo-Anne Schick

    University of Tennessee Press 2009; US$ 37.00

    The Dalton-Whit?eld County area of Georgia has one of the highest concentrations of Latino residents in the southeastern United States. In 2006, a Washington Post article referred to the carpet-manufacturing city of Dalton as a ?U.S. border town,? even though the community lies more than twelve hundred miles from Mexico. Voices from the Nueva... more...

  • Flannery O'Connor in the Age of Terrorismby Avis Hewitt; Robert Donahoo

    University of Tennessee Press 2010; US$ 36.00

    In any age, humans wrestle with apparently inexorable forces. Today, we face the threat of global terrorism. In the aftermath of September 11, few could miss sensing that a great evil was at work in the world. In Flannery O?Connor?s time, the threats came from different sources?World War II, the Cold War, and the Korean conflict?but they were just... more...

  • Well-Nigh Reconstructedby Paul D. Yandle; Brinsley Matthews

    University of Tennessee Press 2010; US$ 24.95

    n 1882 William Simpson Pearson, writing under the pseudonym Brinsley Matthews, published Well-Nigh Reconstructed, a thinly disguised autobiographical novel excoriating the enormous societal changes that had beset the former Confederacy during Reconstruction. Pearson?s work was especially notable in that the author was a onetime Radical Republican... more...

  • Virginia Broughtonby Tomeiko Ashford Carter

    University of Tennessee Press 2010; US$ 42.00

    For more than half a century, Virginia E. Walker Broughton (1856?1934) worked tirelessly to uplift black communities, and especially black women, throughout Tennessee. Born into an elite African American family in Nashville, she began her professional career as a teacher and later became one of the most prominent domestic missionaries in the National... more...

  • Boys at Homeby Ken Parille

    University of Tennessee Press 2009; US$ 21.00

    In this groundbreaking book, Ken Parille seeks to do for nineteenth-century boys what the past three decades of scholarship have done for girls: show how the complexities of the fiction and educational materials written about them reflect the lives they lived. While most studies of nineteenth-century boyhood have focused on post-Civil War male novelists,... more...

  • Lee and Jackson's Bloody Twelfthby Johnnie Perry Pearson

    University of Tennessee Press 2010; US$ 38.95

    Offering a fascinating look at an ordinary soldier's struggle to survive not only the horrors of combat but also the unrelenting hardship of camp life, Lee and Jackson's Bloody Twelfth brings together for the first time the extant correspondence of Confederate lieutenant Irby Goodwin Scott, who served in the hard-fighting Twelfth Georgia Infantry.... more...

  • Ambrose Bierce and the Dance of Deathby Sharon Talley

    University of Tennessee Press 2009; US$ 42.00

    ?Sharon Talley draws on psychoanalytic theory to illuminate the connections between Bierce?s life and works, without ever losing sight of the historical contexts?especially his experience in the Civil War?that also shaped his creativity. This judicious and comprehensive book will give a major boost to the reassessment of Bierce?s place in American... more...

  • Phillis Wheatley and the Romanticsby John C. Shields

    University of Tennessee Press 2010; US$ 34.95

     ?This book very conclusively debunks the over two-hundred-year-old conventional wisdom that Wheatley owes her poetic sensibilities to Alexander Pope. . . . It will help rejuvenate the study of Wheatley and will be an exciting contribution to scholarly discourse on Wheatley?s poetry.? ?Cedrick May, author of Evangelism and Resistance in the... more...

  • One Homogeneous Peopleby Trent A. Watts

    University of Tennessee Press 2010; US$ 42.00

    Southerners have a reputation as storytellers, as a people fond of telling about family, community, and the southern way of life. A compelling book about some of those stories and their consequences, One Homogeneous People examines the forging and the embracing of southern ?pan-whiteness? as an ideal during the volatile years surrounding the turn... more...

  • Decisions at Gettysburgby Matt Spruill

    University of Tennessee Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    The Campaign and Battle of Gettysburg have inspired scrutiny from virtually every angle. Standing out amid the voluminous scholarship, this book is not merely one more narrative history of the events that transpired before, during, and after those three momentous July days in southern Pennsylvania. Rather, it focuses on and analyzes nineteen critical... more...