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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...

  • 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...

  • 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... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Reminiscences of an Old Georgia Lawyerby S. Kittrell Rushing

    University of Tennessee Press 2009; US$ 42.00

    The old judge enjoyed swapping tales and sharing company with other lawyers, politicians, and family members. A true aristocrat of the Old South, Garnett Andrews (1798–1873) so enjoyed hearing and telling good yarns that he decided late in his life to preserve them for posterity. The judge wrote down a collection of his stories, including tales... 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...