Tennessee Women

Their Lives and Times, Volume 2

Title Details

Pages: 440

Illustrations: 16 b&w photos

Trim size: 6.000in x 9.000in



Pub Date: 07/01/2015

ISBN: 9-780-8203-3743-2

List Price: $34.95


Pub Date: 07/01/2015

ISBN: 9-780-8203-3742-5

List Price: $114.95

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Published with the generous support of Honorable M. Louise McBee

Tennessee Women

Their Lives and Times, Volume 2

Essays about the influence of women on Tennessee’s history and culture

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The second volume of Tennessee Women: Their Lives and Times contains sixteen essays on Tennessee women in the forefront of the political, economic, and cultural history of the state and assesses the national and sometimes international scope of their influence. The essays examine women’s lives in the broad sweep of nineteenth- and twentiethcentury history in Tennessee and reenvision the state’s past by placing them at the center of the historical stage and examining their experiences in relation to significant events. Together, volumes 1 and 2 cover women’s activities from the early 1700s to the late 1900s.

Volume 2 looks at antebellum issues of gender, race, and class; the impact of the Civil War on women’s lives; parades and public celebrations as venues for displaying and challenging gender ideals; female activism on racial and gender issues; the impact of state legislation on marital rights; and the place of women in particular religious organizations. Together these essays reorient our views of women as agents of change in Tennessee history.

While some readers will favor a particular essay or two, and others will read the volume from beginning to end, all will close the book’s covers with a greater appreciation of the efforts and contributions made by Tennessee women.

—Brenda Jackson Abernathy, Knoxville News-Sentinel

“Each essay is well-researched and includes a bibliography. A helpful index is also included for researchers and/or students seeking a specific event or person. Both volumes would be an excellent addition to any type of library in Tennessee or the South as it relates specifically to its general history.”

—Gayla B. Hall, Tennessee Libraries

Scholars and general readers interested in women’s history will appreciate the information the essays provide and the local nuance the volume brings to southern women’s history

—Sara Brooks Sundberg, The Journal of Southern Literature

Beverly Greene Bond

Zanice Bond

Frances Wright Breland

Margaret Caffrey

Gary T. Edwards

Sarah Wilkerson Freeman

M. Sharon Herbers

Laura Mammina

Ann Youngblood Mulhearn

Kelli Nelson

Russ Olwell

Cynthia Sadler

Mary Ellen Pethel

Sarah L. Silkey

Elton H. Weaver

Antoinette G. van Zelm

About the Author/Editor

Beverly Greene Bond (Editor)
BEVERLY GREENE BOND is an associate professor of history and director of African and African American Studies at the University of Memphis. She is the co-editor of Tennessee Women: Their Lives and Times, with Sarah Wilkerson Freeman, Vol. 1 (2009) and Vol. 2 (Georgia 2015) and Images of America: Beale Street with Janann Sherman (Arcadia Publishing 2006).

Sarah Wilkerson Freeman (Editor)
SARAH WILKERSON FREEMAN is a professor of history at Arkansas State University. She is a contributor to Southern Women at the Millennium and Mississippi Women: Their Histories, Their Lives, as well as to numerous journals.