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6/20 - The Terra Incognita Reader

 

Join us for a reading Thursday, June 20th at 6:00pm with Anne Bridges, Ken Wise, and Russell Clement for a University of Tennessee Press publication, The Terra Incognita Reader: Early Writings from the Great Smoky Mountains. 

 

About the Book

This reader is an essential companion to Terra Incognita: An Annotated Biography of the Great Smoky Mountains, 1544-1934 and represents a significant contribution to scholarship on the Smokies and the region at large. Anne Bridges, Ken Wise, and Russell Clement have selected some of the best pieces from a rich repository of literature written about the Smokies prior to the establishment of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 1934.

Based on years of research, the diaries, memoirs, literature, and journalism collected here shed light on various historical and cultural aspects of the Great Smokies, from Smoky Mountain folkways and religion, to the Civil War era and the Cherokee Indians. All together, the writings pay tribute to the diverse inhabitants of the Great Smoky Mountains.

Each section gathers writings under a single topic heading and progresses chronologically. The readings can thus be taken to document the slow progression of change up until the eve of the large-scale disruptions that would be wrought by the establishment of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 1934. This reader represents a significant contribution to scholarship on the Smokies and the region at large.

 

About the Editors

Anne Bridges is the former co-director of the Great Smoky Mountains Regional Project at the University of Tennessee Libraries. Now retired, she was the project founder and bibliographer for the Great Smoky Mountains Regional Collection. Her publications include Terra Incognita: An Annotated Bibliography of the Great Smoky Mountains, 1544-1934, The Terra Incognita Reader: Early Writings on the Great Smoky Mountains, and two edited books by Paul Adams. In 2016, she was recognized by the Great Smoky Mountains Association as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the History of the Great Smoky Mountains.

Ken Wise is professor and director of the Great Smoky Mountains Regional Project at the University of Tennessee Libraries.  His publications about the Great Smokies include Hiking Trails of the Great Smoky Mountainsand  Terra Incognita: An Annotated Bibliography of the Great Smoky Mountains, 1544-1934.  He serves on the boards of the Smoky Mountains Hiking Club and the Great Smoky Mountains Conservation Association.

Russell Clement co-edited Terra Incognita: An Annotated Bibliography of the Great Smoky Smoky Mountains, 1544-1934. Formerly the humanities coordinator at The University of Tennessee Libraries, he is librarian emeritus at Northwestern University. A specialist in nineteenth century French art, he is the author of monographs and bibliographies on art, architecture and design.

 

Event Date: 
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 6:00pm
Address: 
517 Union Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37902
Books: 
The Terra Incognita Reader: Early Writings from the Great Smoky Mountains Cover Image
By Anne Bridges (Editor), Russell Clement (Editor), Kenneth Wise (Editor)
$49.95
ISBN: 9781621905028
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Univ Tennessee Press - March 25th, 2019