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Knoxville and the Civil War: Lecture by author Tracy McKenzie


During the Civil War, Knoxville, Tennessee was almost equally divided between Confederate and Union sympathizers.

Professor Tracy McKenzie, author of the book on the subject -- Lincolnites and Rebels: A Divided Town in the American Civil War -- will offer a lecture in the John C. Hodges Library (1015 Volunteer Blvd.) on Thursday, November 14, on the University of Tennessee, Knoxville campus. The public is invited. The lecture is at 6:30 p.m. in the Lindsay Young Auditorium. A reception and music in the Jack E. Reese Galleria begin at 5:30 p.m.

Lincolnites and Rebels details Knoxville's complex Civil War experience from the viciously partisan journalism of characters like William G. "Parson" Brownlow to post-war conflicts over the issue of emancipation.

The public is invited to interact with fellow Civil War enthusiasts, examine gems from the Libraries' collections, and enjoy the music of old-time Appalachian string band Boogertown Gap.

Thursday, 14 November, 2013


Contact:

Martha Rudolph

Phone: 865-974-4273
Website: Click to Visit


Cost:

Free

Hodges Library Auditorium

1015 Volunteer Boulevard
Knoxville, TN 37996
USA
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