Join public historian and author James B. Jones for a discussion of lost or hidden aspects of Tennessee history related to such topics as prostitution, dueling, and moonshining. Historians of the Volunteer State's past have often overlooked these stories in favor of political, biographical, economic, and war-time history. This presentation and the new book Troubled Times in Tennessee offer a glimpse at unheralded historical stories, with coverage given to topics once considered taboo.
Books will be available for purchase and signing.
This program is one in a series of hybrid Brown Bag programs and lectures sponsored by the Albers Family Foundation in memory of Harriet Z. Albers. The East Tennessee Historical Society is privileged to share regional history with our members and the public.
About the Speaker
James B. Jones is a retired public historian who has recently retired after thirty-five years of service to the Tennessee Historical Commission and State Historic Preservation Office based in Nashville. Jones is well versed in the history of Tennessee and its built environment, knowledge that informs the countless articles and six books he has written, often sharing stories seldom covered in conventional narratives.