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History of The University of Tennessee

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Special Guest

Dr. Bob Hutton

Department of History and the American Studies

at the University of Tennessee joins The Housing Hour this week to share his passion for history, writing, and research on the history of the University of Tennessee. Dr. Hutton explains the humble beginnings of the university and how it prevailed through the turbulent time of the Civil War.

Topics Include

History of The University of Tennessee

Post Civil War Reconstruction

Progressive Era

Jim Crow Laws

Biography

Dr. Hutton teaches class in the Department of History and the American Studies curricula, with specializations in the American South and Appalachia. He is currently researching the private security industry in Progressive Era Appalachia, with special emphasis on the relationship between Jim Crow and southern capitalism.


Education

Ph.D. Vanderbilt University, 2009

Also, order Dr. Hutton Book


“Bloody Breathitt”: Politics & Violence in the Appalachian South (University Press of Kentucky, 2013)