Before the Volunteer State : new thoughts on early Tennessee, 1540-1800

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  • Creator edited by Kristofer Ray
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication First edition. Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, [2014]
  • Physical Details
    • xxii, 230 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9781621901037, 1621901033
  • OCLC ocn889323962


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • The European invasion and the transformation of the Indians of Tennessee, 1540-1715 / Robbie Ethridge -- Cherokees, empire, and the Tennessee corridor in the British imagination, 1670-1730 / Kristofer Ray -- "It seems like coming into our houses": challenges to Cherokee hunting grounds, 1750-1775 / Tyler Boulware -- Shawnee geography and the Tennessee corridor in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries / John P. Bowes -- Tennessee in the American Revolution: a reconsideration / Richard Gildrie -- Military families: kinship in the American Revolution / Natalie Inman -- The state of Franklin: separatism, competition, and the legacy of Tennessee's first state, 1783-1789 / Kevin Barksdale -- John Montgomery and the perils of American identity in the Mero District, 1780-1795 / David Britton -- Afterword: searching for John Sevier: myth, memory, and the history of early Tennessee history / Kevin Barksdale and Kristofer Ray
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