Tennessee Historical Quarterly
One of the best state historical journals in the United States, the Tennessee Historical Quarterly is published by the Tennessee Historical Society four times a year. This scholarly, illustrated journal features the finest articles, book reviews, and edited primary materials covering all aspects and periods of Tennessee and southern history.
All members of the Tennessee Historical Society receive a subscription to the Tennessee Historical Quarterly. More than 300 universities, public libraries, museums, and schools also subscribe. To join the THS and get the Tennessee Historical Quarterly, go to Membership.
The Tennessee Historical Society has published a journal since 1896, and the Tennessee Historical Quarterly title began in 1942. 2018 marks the THQ’s 77th year of publication. The Tennessee Historical Quarterly is published with support from the Tennessee Historical Commission.
The Tennessee Historical Quarterly and the other THS journals — Tennessee Historical Magazine (1915-1937) and American Historical Magazine (1896-1904 ) are available in digital format at JSTOR. THS members receive a 50% discount on JSTOR membership, which includes unlimited access to the journals and downloads of up to 120 articles a year. For more information, contact the THS.
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Spring 2018: The Siege of Chattanooga, Memphis Ax Murders, Prison Privatization, & More
Dead Animals, Starving Men, and Treacherous Anderson Road: 1863 Siege of Chattanooga
by Phillip Kemmerly
The Malevolent Gods of Hatred: Race, Representation, and the Puryear Ax Murders
by Thomas Aiello
“Because Cheaper Is Better”: 1980s Corrections Policies and Prison Privatization in Tennessee
by Andrew Ringer
Fall 2017: Andrew Jackson at 250
Andrew Jackson at 250
by Richard Blackett
Andrew Jackson: A Populist for Our Age
By Joshua A. Lynn
Andrew Jackson’s Populism
By Harry L. Watson
The “Great Depression,” the People’s Bank, and Jacksonian Fiscal Populism in North Carolina, 1819-1833
By Robert Richard
Ambivalence in the Settler Colonial Present: The Legacies of Jacksonian Expansion
By Laurel Clark and Joe Knetsch
From the Money Power to the Antislavery Power: Jacksonian Democracy and White Supremacy after Jackson
By Joshua Lynn
Tennessee History Day Report
Winter 2017: Resistance to Slavery, Preservation of the Hermitage, Sen. Douglas Henry, & More
Resistance to Slavery in Middle Tennessee: Fugitive Slaves, the Underground Railroad, and the Politics of Slavery in the Decade before the Civil War
By Richard J.M. Blackett
The Preservation of Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage, 1856-1889
By Danielle M. Ullrich
The Honorable Douglas Selph Henry, Jr., “Always Kind and True”: A Tribute from the Tennessee Historical Society
Compiled by Ann Toplovich
The Tennessee Historical Society publishes special issues from time to time. For more information on purchasing any of these issues, email the THS. Discounts available for purchases of 10 or more copies. Postage and sales tax extra.
20th Century Tennessee Artists (Color edition, $15)
Antebellum Tennessee Furniture (Color edition, $15)
Tennessee Silver (Color edition, $10)
Adelicia Acklen & Belmont Mansion (Color edition, $20 — Currently Out of Print, Check in Fall 2018 for More Information)
Tennessee and the War of 1812 ($10)
Battle of Nashville ($10)
Tennessee Portrait Painting (Color edition, limited number available. No discounts. $25)
For information on submissions to the Tennessee Historical Quarterly or for information on book reviews, email the THQ editor Kristofer Ray or contact him at:
Dr. Kristofer Ray, THQ Editor
P.O. Box 89
Post Mills, VT 05058
To view submission guidelines, click here.
Kristofer Ray, PhD, Independent Scholar
Ann Toplovich, Tennessee Historical Society
Board of Editorial Advisors
Jonathan Atkins, Berry College
Kevin Barksdale, Marshall University
Richard J. M. Blackett, Vanderbilt University
Beverly Bond, University of Memphis
Carole Stanford Bucy, Volunteer State Community College
Daniel Feller, The University of Tennessee
The Tennessee Historical Society presents the Walter T. Durham Award for Best Article in Tennessee History is awarded on an annual basis for the best essay published in the Tennessee Historical Quarterly The award includes a cash prize of $250.
The Walter Durham award was created in 2011 to honor a man who greatly influenced the study of Tennessee history over the last fifty years. He wrote twenty-three monographs and numerous articles on topics ranging from the frontier experience to the complexities of the Civil War to the cultural impact of horse racing in the early 20th century. Until his death earlier this year, he also served as Tennessee State Historian.
Past winners include:
2012 — Susan Abram, Western Carolina University, “‘To Keep Bright the Bonds of Friendship’: The Making of a Cherokee-American Alliance during the Creek War.”
2013 – Bruce Baker, Newcastle College (UK), “The Growth of Towns after the Civil War
and the Casualization of Black Labor, 1865-1880.”
2014 — To be announced.
2015 — To be announced
2016 – To be announced
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