This is the first scholarly history of the University of Tennessee since 1984 and reflects the changing consciousness of the last more than quarter of a century. For example, it treats issues of race and gender extensively and considers the perspectives of students, staff, townies, and faculty as well as administrators. It is more of a social history and less of a top-down treatment than earlier books on UT. A strength of this book is that it examines the relationship between the historical times and the university. The author, T. R. C. Hutton taught at UT for the first twelve years of his career. He now teaches at Glenville State College in West Virginia. He is the author of Bloody Breathitt: Politics and Violence in the Appalachian South (2013).
Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2022. 240 pages with an Index, Bibliography, and Notes. Hardback with pictorial cover.