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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...

  • Notes of the Mexican War, 1846?1848by J. Jacob Oswandel; Timothy D. Johnson; Nathaniel Cheairs Hughes

    University of Tennessee Press 2010; US$ 54.95

    In December 1846, John Jacob Oswandel?or Jake as he was often called?enlisted in the Monroe Guards, which later became Company C of the First Pennsylvania Volunteer Regiment. Thus began a twenty-month journey that led Oswandel from rural Pennsylvania through the American South, onward to the siege of Veracruz, and finally deep into the heart of Mexico.... 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 In 1935 naturalist James... 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...

  • Seeds of Changeby Priscilla Leder

    University of Tennessee Press 2010; US$ 46.00

    Barbara Kingsolver's books have sold millions of copies. The Poisonwood Bible was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, and her work is studied in courses ranging from English-as-a-second-language classes to seminars in doctoral programs. Yet, until now, there has been relatively little scholarly analysis of her writings. Seeds of Change: Critical... 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...

  • 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...