Post Tagged with: "history"

Proposed Bill Carries Echoes of Old Hickory-Era Crisis

Proposed Bill Carries Echoes of Old Hickory-Era Crisis

by / on January 17, 2013

If one Tennessee legislator gets his way, federal agents could be arrested for enforcing any potential assault weapons ban. But the concept of a state trying to cancel out federal measures was already tried 180 years ago. And the president who squashed that effort was one of Nashville’s most famous residents.

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Emancipation Proclamation Didn’t Free Tennessee Slaves

by / on December 31, 2012

Tomorrow marks the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. President Abraham Lincoln’s executive order is commonly thought of as being responsible for freeing America’s slaves, but the truth is more complex, especially in Tennessee.

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Battle of Stones River

Battle of Stones River

by / on December 31, 2012

When President Abraham Lincoln needed to bolster public opinion at the end of 1862, his best hope was a Civil War victory in the heart of Tennessee.

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Names on Historic Quilt Are A “Who’s Who” of Franklin History

Names on Historic Quilt Are A “Who’s Who” of Franklin History

by / on April 22, 2012

In Franklin, an almost forgotten textile more than 130 years old recently came out of storage. Its stitches show how closely-knit the town once was.

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Tennessee Marks a Difficult Anniversary

by / on June 8, 2011

150 years ago today, Tennesseans voted to secede from the United States.

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Tennessee Clinched 19th Amendment 90 Years Ago

by / on August 18, 2010

Ninety years ago today, a dramatic meeting of Tennessee’s House of Representatives ended in a decision that effectively gave women across the United States the right to vote.

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Bar Association Reenacts Sit-In Trials

by / on June 14, 2010

On Tuesday, a Nashville courtroom will again be home to the trial of civil rights protesters who took part in lunch counter sit-ins.

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Five Midstate Sites Make Historic Endangered List

by / on May 5, 2009

A new list of ten endangered historic sites in Tennessee includes five in the midstate. The Tennessee Preservation Trust says it’s a tough year for finding money to save such sites, but it argues doing so yields strong local returns.

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