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Introduction

Edward J. Larson

in Trial and Error: The American Controversy Over Creation and Evolution

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195154719
eISBN:
9780199849505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154719.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The introduction of the theory of evolution in public high schools during the 1920s resulted in a public crucade against such a measure in America. Led by the influential Democratic politician ... More


Stemming the Flow of Lost Knowledge: Stories of Early Adopters

David W. DeLong

in Lost Knowledge: Confronting the Threat of an Aging Workforce

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195170979
eISBN:
9780199789719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195170979.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

This chapter describes how four organizations have proactively responded to the threat of lost knowledge due to an aging workforce. Case studies from Sandia Labs, Northrop Grumman, BP, and the ... More


“Preschool for All” or Preschool for the Needy?: Universal and Targeted Approaches in the States

Elizabeth Rose

in The Promise of Preschool: From Head Start to Universal Pre-Kindergarten

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195395075
eISBN:
9780199775767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395075.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

As advocates and policymakers at the state level sought to translate the promise of preschool into practice, they had to wrestle with the practical question of whether their preschool programs should ... More


Different Ways of Life

Lawrence A. Scaff

in Max Weber in America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147796
eISBN:
9781400836710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147796.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

This chapter examines Max Weber's journey through five states—Atlanta, Georgia; Chattanooga and Knoxville, Tennessee; Asheville and Greensboro, North Carolina; Richmond, Virginia; and Washington, ... More


INTRODUCTION

Robert Tracy McKenzie

in Lincolnites and Rebels: A Divided Town in the American Civil War

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195182941
eISBN:
9780199788897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182941.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This introductory chapter establishes the relative inattention of historians to Confederate Appalachia and East Tennessee in particular. It explains the attractiveness of Knoxville, Tennessee, as a ... More


The “Metropolis” of East Tennessee

Robert Tracy McKenzie

in Lincolnites and Rebels: A Divided Town in the American Civil War

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195182941
eISBN:
9780199788897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182941.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter begins with a brief sketch of the early career of William G. Brownlow and of his decision to locate in Knoxville in 1849. It then presents a snapshot of the town at mid-century, creating ... More


A Town Dividing

Robert Tracy McKenzie

in Lincolnites and Rebels: A Divided Town in the American Civil War

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195182941
eISBN:
9780199788897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182941.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on Knoxville during the seven-month period between the election of Abraham Lincoln and the secession of Tennessee. It outlines the argument for disunion offered by local ... More


The Church of God

Roger Glenn Robins

in A. J. Tomlinson: Plainfolk Modernist

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195165913
eISBN:
9780199835454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165918.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

In the fall of 1904, A.J. Tomlinson moved to Cleveland, Tennessee where he began planting congregations. His extensive organizational, pastoral and performance skills resulted in scores joining his ... More


Darwin's Legacy in America

Larry A. Witham

in Where Darwin Meets the Bible: Creationists and Evolutionists in America

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195150452
eISBN:
9780199834860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195150457.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The debate between creationists and evolutionists stems from America's view of God and nature, of science, and of attitudes toward social elites and taxes. This chapter looks at events in ... More


Flight (I)

WILLIAM DUSINBERRE

in Slavemaster President: The Double Career of James Polk

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195326031
eISBN:
9780199868308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326031.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Polk had established a small cotton plantation in West Tennessee for three years, before selling up in 1834 and moving on to new cotton land in Mississippi. He had been inexperienced at plantation ... More


The Nature of the Regime

WILLIAM DUSINBERRE

in Slavemaster President: The Double Career of James Polk

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195326031
eISBN:
9780199868308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326031.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Polk was a product of the entrepreneurial, fast-developing society of middle Tennessee. His father, Sam Polk, his father's cousin Colonel William Polk, and James Polk's brother-in-law James Walker ... More


Lincolnites and Rebels: A Divided Town in the American Civil War

Robert Tracy McKenzie

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195182941
eISBN:
9780199788897
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182941.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This is the story of a bitterly divided Southern community during the American Civil War. Knoxville was the commercial center of East Tennessee, a prosperous mixed-farming area little reliant on ... More


Contemplating Calamity

Robert Tracy McKenzie

in Lincolnites and Rebels: A Divided Town in the American Civil War

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195182941
eISBN:
9780199788897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182941.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on the presidential election of 1860 in Knoxville. It opens with a vignette of a famous encounter between William G. Brownlow and Alabama “Fire Eater” William Lowndes Yancey, a ... More


The “Reign of Terror” Unfolds

Robert Tracy McKenzie

in Lincolnites and Rebels: A Divided Town in the American Civil War

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195182941
eISBN:
9780199788897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182941.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter concentrates on the treatment of civilians in Knoxville during the period between Tennessee's secession in June 1861 and the banishment of William G. Brownlow from the Confederacy for ... More


“Prudent Silence” and “Strict Neutrality”

Robert Tracy McKenzie

in Lincolnites and Rebels: A Divided Town in the American Civil War

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195182941
eISBN:
9780199788897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182941.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter analyzes the behavior of Knoxville Unionists under Confederate military occupation (May 1861-August 1863) against the backdrop of the speeches of William G. Brownlow, who undertook a ... More


Liberation, Occupation, and Twenty Minutes of Carnage

Robert Tracy McKenzie

in Lincolnites and Rebels: A Divided Town in the American Civil War

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195182941
eISBN:
9780199788897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182941.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on the “liberation” of Knoxville by a Union army under General Ambrose Burnside in September 1863, and the subsequent efforts by Confederate General James Longstreet to reclaim ... More


A New Set of Strains

Robert Tracy McKenzie

in Lincolnites and Rebels: A Divided Town in the American Civil War

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195182941
eISBN:
9780199788897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182941.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter spans the period from the onset of Union occupation of Knoxville until March 1865. It focuses on two themes, the range of responses among Confederate civilians to Federal military ... More


Longing for the Bomb: Oak Ridge and Atomic Nostalgia

Lindsey A. Freeman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622378
eISBN:
9781469623177
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622378.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Tucked into the folds of Appalachia and kept off all commercial maps, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was created for the Manhattan Project by the U.S. government in the 1940s. The city has experienced the ... More


The Secret History of RDX: The Super-Explosive that Helped Win World War II

Colin F. Baxter

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813175287
eISBN:
9780813175294
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175287.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

During the 1930s, British scientists perfected a sugar-white explosive called RDX. Twice as deadly as TNT, RDX was also ten times more expensive. In The Secret History of RDX, historian Colin F. ... More


An Unseen Light: Black Struggles for Freedom in Memphis, Tennessee

Aram Goudsouzian and Charles W. McKinney Jr. (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813175515
eISBN:
9780813175706
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175515.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

In An Unseen Light, eminent and rising scholars offer a multidisciplinary examination of Memphis’s role in African American history during the twentieth century. The city was at the epicenter of the ... More


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