WTHS Papers 2006-Present

2006

“Tribute to Judge John B. Getz” John Harkins
Articles:
“Memphians Will Do Their Duty: A Tennessee City During World War II” G. Wayne Dowdy
“Troublous Times: The Civil War Letters of William J. Armstrong, M.D., March 1863-September 1864” Richard Nollan
“Loyalty A Requisite: Trade and the Oath of Allegiance in the Mid-South in 1865” Patrick W. O’Daniel
“The Kennedy Book Club” Janice Reagan
Notes and Documents:
“West Tennessee U.S. Colored Troops and the Retreat from Brice’s Crossroads: An Eyewitness Account by Major James C. Foster (USA)” Bjorn Skaptason, ed.
Book Reviews:
Ashmore, A Chronicle of Law Enforcement in the South: The History of the Jackson, Tennessee, Police Department reviewed by John Dougan
Book Reviews:
Ashmore, A Chronicle of Law Enforcement in the South: The History of the Jackson, Tennessee, Police Department reviewed by John Dougan
Book Reviews:
Ashmore, A Chronicle of Law Enforcement in the South: The History of the Jackson, Tennessee, Police Department reviewed by John Dougan
Bishop, The Tennessee Brigade: A History of the Volunteers of the Army of Northern Virginia reviewed by Nathan K. Moran
Bradley, Nathan Bedford Forrest’s Escort and Staff reviewed by Derek W. Frisby
Vandiver, Lethal Punishment: Lynchings and Executions in the South reviewed by John Dougan

2007

Articles:
“Did He Measure Up?: An Analytic Appraisal of the Supreme Court Career of Justice Abe Fortas” Justin Braun
“Slavery, Plantation Life, and Debt in Tennessee and Mississippi: The Example of Andrew Jackson Donelson” Mark R. Cheathem
“The Struggle for Public Health in Civil War Tennessee Cities” James B. Jones, Jr.
“Conceiving Happiness: Frances Wright and the Nashoba Experiment” Lauren Elizabeth Nickas
Notes and Documents:
“The Racial Demographics of West Tennessee: An Essay Based on U.S. Census Data, 1830-2000” Richard L. Saunders
Book Reviews:
Green, Battling the Plantation Mentality: Memphis and the Black Freedom Struggle reviewed by Richard L. Saunders

2008

Articles:
“From Atelier to MFA (Then On To The Atelier): A Short History of Art Education in Memphis, Tennessee” Douglas W. Cupples
“A Bend in the River: An Investigation of Black Agency, Autonomy, and Resistance in Memphis, Tennessee (1846-1866)” George Graham Perry, III
“We Didn’t Reject the System, the System Rejected Us: The SDS Failure to Obtain a Charter at Memphis State University, 1968-1970” Jack Lorenzini
“The Extrication of General Nathan Bedford Forrest’s Command from West Tennessee, 25 December 1862 – 1 January 1863” Joshua Adam Camper
Book Reviews:
Maness, Lightening Warfare: Forrest’s First West Tennessee Campaign – December 1862 reviewed by Timothy B. Smith
Harkins, Historic Shelby County: An Illustrated History reviewed by Edward F. Williams, III

2009

Articles:
“The Reign of Terror of the Safety Committee Has Passed Away Forever: A History of Committees of Safety and Vigilance in West and Middle Tennessee, 1860-1862” James B. Jones, Jr.
“You Know That I’m Getting Tired of Sleeping by Myself: The Influence of Blues Legend Willie Lee Brown” T. DeWayne Moore
“James F. Estes: Grassroots Advocate” Richard L. Saunders
“War Comes to Iron Country: Middle Tennessee’s Defense Industry During the Civil War” Michael Thomas Gavin
Book Reviews:
Baggett, Homegrown Yankees: Tennessee’s Union Cavalry in the Civil War reviewed by Paul Richard White
Boylston and Wiener, David Crockett in Congress: The Rise and Fall of the Poor Man’s Friend reviewed by Derek W. Frisby
Durham, The State of State History in Tennessee in 2008: The Underground Railroad in Tennessee to 1865 reviewed by John E. Harkins

2010 

Articles:
“Benjamin Fooy: The Original Memphian” Jon T. Fox
“Colonel Edward Ward: The Life and Death of a Tennessee Senator” Rita Hall
“An Ordinary Family’s Changing Lifestyle” Verne Laughter
Notes and Documents:
“Excerpts from the Diary of Stith Nelson, an early Memphian”
“Ned and Rose Kearney: My Dear Friends” John B. McKinney
Book Reviews:
McCalla, Glover, Billingsley and Rhodes, eds., An Illustrated History of the People and Towns of Northeast Shelby County and South Central Tipton County: Salem, Portersville, Idaville, Kerrville, Armourtown, Bethel, Tipton, Mudville, Macedonia, Gratitude, Barrettville, and Rosemark, Tennessee reviewed by John Harkins
Dattel, Cotton and Race in the Making of America: The Human Costs of Economic Power reviewed by Michael Jones
Dowdy, Crusades for Freedom: Memphis and the Political Transformation of the American South reviewed by Ed Frank
O’Daniel, Memphis and the Super Flood of 1937 reviewed by G. Wayne Dowdy
Heller, Democracy’s Lawyer: Felix Grundy of the Old Southwest reviewed by Edward F. Williams, III
Patton, A Guide to Historic Downtown Memphis reviewed by Jimmy Ogle

2011

Editor’s Note:
The State of Local History Vincent L. Clark
Articles:
“The Beginning of the University of Memphis” James R. Chumney
“How LeMoyne College Got Its First African-American President” George F. Bagby
“Cotton Bolls and Wedding Bells: Making the Memphis Movie of 1915” John T. Dulaney
“The Pageantry of Segregation: The Socio-Cultural Impact of the Cotton Makers’ Jubilee” Cynthia Jones Sadler
Notes and Documents:
“I Remember Highland” Robert Lanier
“American Press Reaction to the 1956 Vice Presidential Nomination of Senator Estes Kefauver of Tennessee” Philip Grant
Museum Review:
The Tipton County Museum, Veterans Memorial and Nature Center Vincent L. Clark
Documentary Review:
Daniel Kiel, director, The Memphis 13 Willy Bearden
Book Reviews:
Amy L. Sayward and Margaret Vandiver, eds., Tennessee’s New Abolitionists: The Fight to End the Death Penalty in the Volunteer State reviewed by Angela Laughlin Brown
John E. Harkins, Memphis Chronicles: Bits of History from the Best Times reviewed by G. Wayne Dowdy
Mike Freeman, Clarence Saunders and the Founding of Piggly Wiggly: The Rise & Fall of a Memphis Maverick reviewed by John E. Harkins
G. Wayne Dowdy, Hidden History of Memphis reviewed by Charles W. Crawford
David Yawn and Darrell Uselton, From the Ground Up: A Lifelong Journey in Reinventing Yourself. The Biography of Brian Pecon reviewed by Edward F. Williams, III
Laura Cunningham, Lost Memphis reviewed by Vincent L. Clark

2012   WTHS 2012 Cover

Editor’s Note:
The State of Local History Vincent L. Clark
Articles:
“General Don Carlos Buell and the Shiloh Campaign” James R. Chumney
“The Memphis Legal Community Under Federal Occupation, 1860-1870” Robert Lanier
“Robert V. Richardson and the First Tennessee Regiment of Partisan Rangers” George C. Browder
“Lone Confederate Monument – A Symbol of Reconciliation” Linda J. Higgins and Charles W. Cox, M.D.
Notes and Documents:
“Diary of Lemuel Alexander Scarbrough, Sr.” Edited by Lemuel Alexander Scarbrough, Jr. (IV)
Museum Review:
Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center Ashley Foley Dabbraccio
Documentary Review:
Ric Burns, director, Death and the Civil War
Micki Kaleta
Website Review:
The Tennessee Virtual Archive
Sarah Frierson
Book Reviews:
Sam Davis Elliott, Isham G. Harris of Tennessee: Confederate Governor and United States Senator reviewed by Timothy S. Huebner
Walter T. Durham, The State of State History in Tennessee in 2012: Commander Matthew Fontaine Maury and Tennessee reviewed by John E. Harkins
Drew Gilpin Faust, This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War reviewed by Andrew C. Smith
Jim Downs, Sick from Freedom: African-American Illness and Suffering during the Civil War and Reconstruction reviewed by David Cook
James M. McPherson, War on the Waters: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865 reviewed by Jenny Jobe DeMilio
Patricia Kaufmann, Francis Crown, Jr., and Jerry Plazolo, eds., Confederate States of America Catalog and Handbook of Stamps and Postal History reviewed by Vincent L. Clark

2013   WTHSP 2013 Cover

Editor’s Note:
The State of Local History Vincent L. Clark
Articles:
“The ‘Lean Jimmy’ Years: Politics, Race Relations and Railroads in Tennessee, 1829 to 1859” Rita Hiltenbrand Hall
“Confederate General George Washington Gordon and the Ku Klux Klan” Mark R. Cheathem and Emily J. Taylor
“Building the Memphis Museum, 1926-1930” Caroline Mitchell Carrico
“‘Our Forest Home:’ Editor Edward Meeman’s Crusade for Shelby Forest, 1933-35” Dale E. Zacher
Notes and Documents:
Miss Emma’s School Louise Wilbourn Collier
“I Am Tired of Marching:” The Civil War Diary of Corporal William D. Holmes
Museum Review:
Becoming the Volunteer State: Tennessee in the War of 1812 – traveling exhibit Linda J. Higgins
Documentary Review:
Chris Wheeler, Producer, Civil War: the Untold Story
Jenny DeMilio
Website Review:
Tennessee Roots William P. Kelley
Book Reviews:
Mark Renfred Cheathem, Andrew Jackson, Southerner reviewed by Doug Cupples
James A. Patterson, James Robinson Graves: Staking the Boundaries of Baptist Identity reviewed by Andrew C. Smith
Joshua Rothman, Flush Times and Fever Dreams: A Story of Capitalism and Slavery in the Age of Jackson reviewed by Micki Kaleta
Vincent Astor, Memphis Movie Theatres reviewed by Mike Freeman
Jeanette Keith, Fever Season: The Story of a Terrifying Epidemic and the People Who Saved a City reviewed by Vincent L. Clark

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