During the 20th century, the Tennessee Valley Authority used water power to transform the region’s society, economy, and culture. Those efforts will be the topic of a lecture delivered by a professor Tore Olsson on Tuesday, October 24.
Department of History News
A visiting historian will offer a new perspective on how people of color navigated United States imperialism during the Jacksonian era in a talk at 5 p.m. Monday, October 23.
Dolly Parton’s TV movie “Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love,” received an Emmy nomination for best TV movie this summer. In an interview with the New York Times, she discussed her reaction to the honor, her family, and the UT course bearing her name. The course Dolly’s America, taught by Lynn Sacco, associate professor of
Julie Reed, associate professor of history, published a chapter on the Trail of Tears in the book Marked, Unmarked, Remembered: A Geography of American Memory, a collection of essays that support the photos of Andrew Lichtenstein. The New York Times reviewed the book. Read the story online.
Ernest Freeberg, head of the Department of History, penned an essay for the Knoxville News Sentinel examining the history of free speech on the UT campus. Freeberg noted that UT chancellor Charles Weaver’s decision in 1968 to veto a student committee’s invitation to comedian and activist Dick Gregory to speak on campus sparked the debate over students’ free speech rights.
National Public Radio interviewed Daniel Feller, UT professor of history, about how common it is when politicians push for investigation of their opponents—particularly when their opponents have lost.
Daniel Feller, UT professor of history, this summer was a guest on Stewart Harris’s nationally syndicated NPR program, Your Weekly Constitutional. During a two-part interview series, Feller expounded on all things Andrew Jackson.
William Mercer, a lecturer in the Department of History, was a guest panelist for a radio show on Santa Monica, California-based KCRW-FM, 89.9 this summer. The panel assessed the US Supreme Court at the end of its most recent term. Mercer and other panelists noted that with all nine members now in place for the next term, the
A recent Time magazine article explored how President Donald Trump’s tweets — particularly those used to criticize others — fit into presidential history. The story quoted Daniel Feller, a UT professor of history and director of the Papers of Andrew Jackson. Thanks to the president’s unique use of Twitter, thoughts that were once revealed privately
UT Andrew Jackson scholar Daniel Feller this year joined a team of experts to review The Papers of Abraham Lincoln and to recommend a path to move the project forward. The team in June released their reports and, according to the Illinois State Journal-Register, noted that the project should have a clear strategic plan, narrow its focus