Hidden History of Tennessee Politics

Hidden History of Tennessee Politics

by James B. Jones Jr.

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The Volunteer State plays politics according to its own particular set of rules. Witness the rise and fall of the lost state of Franklin, Tennessee's first instance of secession. Pull back the curtain on the disputed election of 1894 and get the inside scoop on the acerbic editorial cartoons of James Pinckney Alley. Glad-hand influential figures like Andrew Jackson and Kate Bradford Stockton, the state's first female gubernatorial candidate. Pick through filibusters and fiercely partisan quarrels as James B. Jones navigates the twists and turns of Tennessee's political heritage.

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ISBN-13: 9781625853745
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 07/06/2015
Series: Hidden History
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 422,881
File size: 12 MB
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About the Author

James B. Jones Jr. is the public historian on the staff of the Tennessee Historical Commission/State Historic Preservation Office in Nashville, Tennessee. He is the author of Hidden History of Civil War Tennessee (The History Press, 2013). He studied at the University of Mississippi, earning a BA and MA in history, and at Middle Tennessee State University where he took a DA in historic preservation and history. He lives with his wife, Cynthia, in Murfreesboro.

Table of Contents

Preface 9

1 The Lost State of Franklin 11

2 Tennessee's Andrew Jackson and the Expansion of Democracy 21

3 Gridlock and Secession 29

4 William Walker 39

5 Tennessee's "General" John Hugh ("Jehazy") McDowell, (1844-1927) 47

6 Peter Turney v. Henry Clay Evans in the Disputed gubernatorial Election of 1894 55

7 Editorial Cartoons v. Monopoly 61

8 The Anti-Suffrage Crusade in Tennessee, 1912-1920 85

9 Tennessee's First Female Candidate for governor 93

10 An Introduction to the Editorial Art of James Pinckney Alley 99

11 Myles F. Horton, Tennessee's "Radical Hillbilly" 121

Notes 131

Index 133

About the Author 141

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