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University of Tennessee Press

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  • Ahead of Her Time in Yesteryearby Kibibi V. Mack-Shelton; Hayward Farrar

    University of Tennessee Press 2010; US$ 31.95

    Born into a relatively privileged family, Geraldyne Pierce Zimmerman earned a reputation as a maverick in her life-long home of Orangeburg, South Carolina, a semi-rural community where race and class were very much governed by the Jim Crow laws. Educated at Nashville’s Fisk University, Zimmerman returned to Orangeburg to teach school, serve... more...

  • Ghost Birdsby Stephen Lyn Bales; Nancy Tanner

    University of Tennessee Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    “Everyone who is interested in the ivory-billed woodpecker will want to read this book—from scientists who wish to examine the data from all the places Tanner explored to the average person who just wants to read a compelling story.” —Tim Gallagher, author of The Grail Bird: The Rediscovery of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker... more...

  • At Home and Abroadby La Vinia Delois Jennings

    University of Tennessee Press 2010; US$ 42.00

    Featuring new critical essays by scholars from Europe, South America, and the United States, At Home and Abroad presents a wide-ranging look at how whiteness-defined in terms of race or ethnicity-forms a category toward which people strive in order to gain power and privilege. Collectively these pieces treat global spaces whose nation building and... more...

  • The Fiction of Gloria Naylorby Maxine Lavon Montgomery

    University of Tennessee Press 2010; US$ 35.00

    The Fiction of Gloria Naylor is one of the very first critical studies of this acclaimed writer. Including an insightful interview with Naylor and focusing on her first four novels, the book situates various acts of insurgency throughout her work within a larger framework of African American opposition to hegemonic authority. But what truly distinguishes... more...

  • White Collar Radicalsby Aaron D. Purcell

    University of Tennessee Press 2011; US$ 39.95

    “This book will make a real contribution to the history of McCarthyism, the history of Tennessee, and the history of TVA.” —Russell B. Olwell, At Work in the Atomic City: A Labor and Social History of Oak Ridge, Tennessee They came from all corners of the country-fifteen young, idealistic, educated men and women drawn to Knoxville,... more...

  • Androgynous Democracyby Aaron Shaheen

    University of Tennessee Press 2010; US$ 45.95

    Androgynous Democracy examines how the notions of gender equality propounded by transcendentalists and other nineteenth-century writers were further developed and complicated by the rise of literary modernism. Aaron Shaheen specifically investigates the ways in which intellectual discussions of androgyny, once detached from earlier gonadal-based... more...

  • Summer Thunderby Matt Spruill

    University of Tennessee Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    Among the myriad books examining the Battle of Gettysburg (July 1–3, 1863), <i>Summer Thunder</i> is one of a kind. A terrific resource for visitors to the national military park, it explores the clashing armies’ deployment of artillery throughout the battle—from one position to another, from one day to the next. Matt... more...

  • Melancholia and Maturationby Eric L. Tribunella

    University of Tennessee Press 2010; US$ 42.00

    “Coming of age” in children’s fiction often means achieving maturity through the experience of trauma. In classics ranging from Old Yeller to The Outsiders, a narrative of psychological pain defies expectations of childhood as a time of innocence and play. In this provocative new book, Eric L. Tribunella explores why trauma, especially... more...

  • Forsaking All Othersby Charles F. Robinson

    University of Tennessee Press 2010; US$ 32.00

    In Opportunity Lost, Marcus D. Pohlmann examines the troubling issue of why Memphis city school students are underperforming at alarming rates. His provocative interdisciplinary analysis, combining both history and social science, examines the events before and after desegregation, compares a city school to an affluent suburban school to pinpoint... more...

  • Refugitta of Richmondby Jr. Nathaniel Cheairs Hughes; S. Kittrell Rushing

    University of Tennessee Press 2011; US$ 46.00

    In the expansive canon of Civil War memoirs, relatively few accounts from women exist. Among the most engaging and informative of these rare female perspectives is Constance Cary Harrison’s Recollections Grave and Gay , a lively, first-person account of the collapse of the Confederacy by the wife of President Jefferson Davis’s private... more...