Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture

The Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture is the most definitive and comprehensive reference work on the Volunteer State. Originally published by the Tennessee Historical Society in 1998, The Tennessee Encyclopedia is also available on-line. Cosponsored by the Society and the University of Tennessee Press, the on-line version features more than 1,500 entries, plus slide shows, images, interactive maps, audio and video, and links to more than 200 external sources.

The Tennessee Encyclopedia
is an indispensable research tool for anyone who wants to explore Tennessee's rich history. An excellent source of historical, cultural, and geographic information, the online reference gives the user free access to a vast archive of material arranged in an easy-to-use format. From Andrew Jackson to the Tennessee Valley Authority, from Elvis Presley to Alex Haley, you'll find a wealth of information about the people, places, and institutions that make up Tennessee's culture and history.

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Would you like a copy of The Tennessee Encyclopedia of your own or for a gift? The Tennessee Historical Society offers the regular addition at a 50% discount over the retail price of $49.95. We also have a small number of the limited-edition, leather-bound Collector's Edition – only 300 of these numbered copies were published. To purchase a copy, call the THS at 615 741 8934 or email the Society for more information.

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