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University of Tennessee Press

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The World War I Memoirs of Robert P. Pattersonby Gary J. Clifford; Robert Porter Patterson

    University of Tennessee Press 2012; US$ 32.00

    ?This memoir illuminates key aspects of the war experience: the enthusiasm for fighting, tensions with officers, tedium with regard to noncombatant work, the variety of trench experiences, the sharp learning curve that the army underwent on the ground, and the confusing nature of combat for ground troops. As the centennial of the war approaches... more...

  • Cades Coveby Durwood Dunn

    University of Tennessee Press 1989; US$ 24.95

    Cades Cove The Life and Death of a Southern Appalachian Community, 1818-1937 Durwood Dunn Winner of the Thomas Wolfe Literary Award! Drawing on a rich trove of documents never before available to scholars, the author sketches the early pioneers, their daily lives, their beliefs, and their struggles to survive and prosper in this isolated mountain... more...

  • David Schenck and the Contours of Confederate Identityby Rodney Steward

    University of Tennessee Press 2012; US$ 31.00

    A mid-level Confederate official and lawyer in secessionist North Carolina, David Schenck (1835?1902) penned extensive diaries that have long been a wellspring of information for historians. In the midst of the secession crisis, Schenck overcame long-established social barriers and reshaped antebellum notions of manhood, religion, and respectability... more...

  • A Yankee Horseman in the Shenandoah Valleyby David J. Coles; Stephen D. Engle

    University of Tennessee Press 2012; US$ 39.95

    In many ways, John H. Black typified the thousands of volunteers who fought for the Union during the Civil War. Born in 1834 and raised on his family?s farm near Allegheny Township, Pennsylvania, Black taught school until he, like many Pennsylvanians, rushed to defend the Union after the attack on Fort Sumter in April 1861. He served with the Twelfth... more...

  • The Knoxville Campaignby Earl J. Hess

    University of Tennessee Press 2012; US$ 39.95

    ?Hess?s account of the understudied Knoxville Campaign sheds new light on the generalship of James Longstreet and Ambrose Burnside, as well as such lesser players as Micah Jenkins and Orlando Poe. Both scholars and general readers should welcome it. The scholarship is sound, the research, superb, the writing, excellent.? ?Steven E. Woodworth, author... more...

  • Into the Classroomby Rosalyn McKeown

    University of Tennessee Press 2011; US$ 14.95

        Student teaching can be an endeavor fraught with anxiety. Those entering the classroom for the first time face the daunting challenge of translating coursework on the theory of teaching into real-world experience. Common questions for anxious student teachers include: Will I be a good teacher? Will I ever get control of my classroom?... more...

  • Teaching Olaudah Equiano?s Narrativeby Eric D. Lamore

    University of Tennessee Press 2012; US$ 50.00

    The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African. Written by Himself (1789) is one of the most frequently and heatedly discussed texts in the canon of eighteenth-century transatlantic literature written in English. Equiano?s Narrative contains an engrossing account of the author?s experiences in Africa, the... more...