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People of the Upper Cumberland

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The Upper Cumberland is the watershed of the Cumberland River in Kentucky and Tennessee before it flows down from the hills into Nashville. This book consists of fifteen scholarly essays about the watershed of the Upper Cumberland River in Tennessee and Kentucky. Three essays are provided in each of five categories: Regional Overview, Politicians and Politics, Lawyers and Lawbreakers, Medical Men and Women and African Americans and Race Relations. Contributors include a pharmacist, a journalist, three lawyers, four public historians and seven professors. Look here for information on folk medicine, moonshine, native peoples, women, superstitions, and other topics. Essay titles include, “One of the Best-Hated Men of His Day,” “Hard Way to Make a Living,” and “As Long as Your Money Is Green.” Both co-editors have taught or are teaching at Tennessee Tech, and both have authored several books.

Knoxville: The University of Tennessee Press, a 2017 paperback reprint of a 2015 cloth release. 434 pages with an index, a twenty-nine-page bibliography, and photos. Trade paperback