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Tennesseans and their history

Author: Paul H Bergeron; Stephen V Ash; Jeanette Keith
Publisher: Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : English : 1st ed
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"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.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul H Bergeron; Stephen V Ash; Jeanette Keith
ISBN: 1572330554 9781572330559 1572330562 9781572330566
OCLC Number: 40776669
Description: xi, 357 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Tennessee's Beginnings --
2. Frontier Times --
3. Southwest Territory --
4. Early Statehood Years --
5. Antebellum Politics, Economy, and Society --
6. Civil War --
7. Reconstruction --
8. New South --
9. Era of Reform --
10. Modern Times --
11. Depression and War --
12. Civil Rights Era --
13. 1960s to Century's End.
Responsibility: Paul H. Bergeron, Stephen V. Ash, [and] Jeanette Keith.
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