Bailey, Fred. This work discusses the career of John Trotwood Moore, author of nostalgic stories set in the Antebellum South, as well as historical essays designed to perpetuate the aristocratic values of the Old South. He idealized African Americans as industrious, loyal antebellum slaves, and he wanted them to stay that way, even advocating lynching as a proper way to keep blacks in line. He was appointed director of the Tennessee State Library and Archives in 1919.
Clifford, Melanie. Moore, a citizen of Columbia, was the state historian in the early twentieth century.
Fleming, Cynthia G. The treatment of African Americans in Maury and Marshall Counties prior to the advent of the Civil Rights Movement are discussed in part in the essay.
“Hurricane Springs.” Hurricane Springs, a rustic resort and spa in Franklin County, Tennessee, consisted of a boarding house and sulfurous, green-amber waters of alleged medicinal value in the 1850s. It flourished briefly in the 1880s, when its waters were brought to the more accessible town of Tullahoma, before it burned in 1887.
Maury County, The Bluegrass Region of Tennessee: Agricultural and Mineralogical Resources, Including a View of the County Seat Columbia, Her Commerce and Industry, Past Development and Future Possibilities--Facts for Practical Minds. This is a come-hither pamphlet published to encourage industry in Maury County, Tennessee. It reveals a great deal about the mind-set of the time.
Moore, Debra. This work investigates the actual events of an 1894 bicycle accident that killed Jim Bobo of Tullahoma, Tennessee, described in a local ballad, "Jim Bobo's Fatal Ride."
Poplin, Richard H. Osborne, a native of Bedford County, Tennessee, fought in the Spanish-American War, serving time in the Philippines. The ten letters discussed shed light on morale and fighting conditions in a totally alien environment.
Prince, Richard E. This piece has a more than 30-year reputation as the foremost work written about the railroad.
Sulzer, Elmer G. This work is an introduction to both the mighty and the humble lines that once traversed this important railroad state: Nashville & Chattanooga, the Tennessee Central, the Dummy Line, the Jerkwater, and the Tweetsie. It tells how the 4,078 miles of rail in 1920 dwindled to 2,969 by 1975. This is not a compilation of statistics on track closings and running schedules; it is a book full of the life and vigor of Tennessee's economic arteries.
West, Carroll Van. Swanton decorated the interior of a number of homes in the Upper Duck River area.