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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... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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... 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...

  • 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... 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...

  • 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... 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...