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Keith, Jeanette

Overview
Works: 12 works in 41 publications in 1 language and 3,261 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Trials, litigation, etc  Textbooks  Abstracts 
Roles: Author
Classifications: RC211.T3, 614.5410976819
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Most widely held works by Jeanette Keith
Fever season : the story of a terrifying epidemic and the people who saved a city by Jeanette Keith( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the 1878 yellow fever epidemic documents how it killed more than 18,000 people in the American South, tracing its particularly catastrophic impact in Memphis, Tennessee, while noting the heroic efforts of people who remained behind to help
Rich man's war, poor man's fight : race, class, and power in the rural South during the first world war by Jeanette Keith( Book )

13 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During World War I, thousands of rural southern men, black and white, refused to serve in the military. Some failed to register with the draft, while others deserted after being inducted. Jeanette Keith traces southern draft resistance to several sources
Country people in the new south : Tennessee's Upper Cumberland by Jeanette Keith( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using the Tennessee antievolution 'Monkey Law, ' authored by a local legislator, as a measure of how conservatives successfully resisted, co-opted, or ignored reform efforts, Jeanette Keith explores conflicts over the meaning and cost of progress in Tennessee's hill country from 1890 to 1925. Until the 1890s, the Upper Cumberland was dominated by small farmers who favored limited government and firm local control of churches and schools. Farm men controlled their families' labor and opposed economic risk taking; farm women married young, had large families, and produced much of
Tennesseans and their history by Paul H Bergeron( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The history of Tennessee is full of dramatic episodes and colorful characters that give the Volunteer State its unique place in the American saga. From the bloody battle of Shiloh in 1862 to the Dayton "monkey trial" of 1925 to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Memphis in 1968, Tennessee has been the locale for many of the nation's most important events."--Jacket
The South : a concise history by Jeanette Keith( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tennessee by Jeanette Keith( Book )

3 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fever season : the epidemic of 1878 that almost destroyed Memphis, and the people who saved it by Jeanette Keith( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Country people : Tennessee's Upper Cumberland, 1890-1925 by Jeanette Keith( )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Country People in the New South: Tennessee's Upper Cumberland. Studiesin Rural Culture by Jeanette Keith( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the summer of 1925, national attention focused on Dayton, Tennessee, where John T. Scopes was on trial for teaching evolution in violation of state law. The Tennessee "monkey trial" symbolized the confrontation of modern, secular, urban America with conservative, religious, rural America. Although urban journalists and social critics scorned on the latter, this book presents the perspective of country people in Tennessee's Upper Cumberland region. Traditionally these people favored low taxes, minimal government services, and local control of institutions such as churches and schools. During the early 20th century, farmers and town folk fought repeated political battles over the meaning and costs of progress and over control of local institutions. These battles frequently centered on the schools, as the state mandated compulsory education, construction of county high schools (to be paid for by county levies), and modern educational practices. Support for the Tennessee Monkey Law allowed the region to unite in affirmation of religious values at a time when it was increasingly divided by politics, economics, school reforms, and changing social mores. The old ways offered security and survival in an uncertain world. Chapters cover Upper Cumberland farm economics in the 1890s; family characteristics, family life (both reality and religious ideals), and community life; religion and churches; Jeffersonian government in action (politics and social order); arrival of the cash economy with the railroads; struggles over road construction; conflict over school reform and local control; reactions to World War I and the draft; persistence, poverty, and politics; and the family, religion, and politics in the 1920s. The chapter on education (chapter 7) includes information on county enrollments, elementary school graduates, educational practices, and literacy. The book contains references in notes, an extensive bibliography, and an index. (Sv)
Rich man's war, poor man's fight : race, class, and power in the rural South during the first world war by Jeanette Keith( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[In this volume, the author] traces southern draft resistance to several sources, including whites' long-term political opposition to militarism, southern blacks' reluctance to serve a nation that refused to respect their rights, the peace witness of southern churches, and, above all, anger at class bias in federal conscription policies. [He] shows how draft dodgers' success in avoiding service resulted from the failure of southern states to create effective mechanisms for identifying and classifying individuals. Lacking local-level data on draft evaders, the federal government used agencies of surveillance both to find reluctant conscripts and to squelch antiwar dissent in rural areas. [He also] offers new insights into rural southern politics and society as well as the growing power of the nation-state in early twentieth-century America.-Back cover
Tennessee by Jeanette Keith( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Rich man's war, poor man's fight : race, class, and power in the rural South during the first world war
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Country people in the new south : Tennessee's Upper CumberlandTennesseans and their historyThe South : a concise history