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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Last to Leave the Fieldby Timothy J. Orr

    University of Tennessee Press 2011; US$ 52.00

    Revealing the mind-set of a soldier seared by the horrors of combat even as he kept faith in his cause, Last to Leave the Field showcases the private letters of Ambrose Henry Hayward, a Massachusetts native who served in the 28th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. Hayward?s service, which began with his enlistment in the summer of 1861 and ended... more...

  • Mountain Homespunby Frances Louisa Goodrich; Jan Davidson

    University of Tennessee Press 2008; US$ 24.95

    ?Mountain Homespun will be of special interest to those studying southern Appalachian handicrafts, the 1890s handicraft revival, and northern Protestant missionary work in turn-of-the-century Appalachia.? ?North Carolina Historical Review ?Mountain Homespun is much more than a memoir. It offers unrivaled specific information on the processes... more...

  • Mockingbird Passingby Holly Blackford

    University of Tennessee Press 2011; US$ 56.00

    How often does a novel earn its author both the Presidential Medal of Freedom, awarded to Harper Lee by George W. Bush in 2007, and a spot on a list of ?100 best gay and lesbian novels?? Clearly, To Kill a Mockingbird , Lee?s Pulitzer Prize?winning tale of race relations and coming of age in Depression-era Alabama, means many different things to... more...

  • Record of the Organizations Engaged in the Campaign, Siege, and Defense of Vicksburgby John S. Kountz

    University of Tennessee Press 2011; US$ 40.00

        Large numbers of Civil War veterans remembered and reminisced about their war experiences, but only a relative few dedicated the rest of their lives to the task of commemorating their long-ago deeds. John S. Kountz was one of this latter group. Kountz joined the Thirty-seventh Ohio Infantry in September 1861 as a fifteen-year-old... more...

  • The Hippies and American Valuesby Timothy S. Miller

    University of Tennessee Press 2012; US$ 24.95

    ?Turn on, tune in, drop out,? Timothy Leary advised young people in the 1960s. And many did, creating a counterculture built on drugs, rock music, sexual liberation, and communal living. The hippies preached free love, promoted flower power, and cautioned against trusting anyone over thirty. Eschewing money, materialism, and politics, they repudiated... more...