Tennessee Civil War Monuments (Paperback)

An Illustrated Field Guide

By Timothy Sedore

Quarry Books, 9780253045607, 360pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2020

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Hardcover (2/1/2020)

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Throughout Tennessee, Civil War monuments stand tall, peppering the landscape from Chattanooga to Memphis and pinpointing important events and figures within Tennessee's collective narrative.

In Tennessee Civil War Monuments, Timothy S. Sedore reveals Tennessee's history-laden landscape through the lens of its many proud monuments. War monuments have been cropping up since the beginning of the commemoration movement in 1863, and Tennessee is now home to 400 memorials. Not only does Sedore provide commentary for every monument--its history and aesthetic panache--he also explores the relationships that Tennessee natives have with these historic landmarks.

A detailed exploration of the monuments that enrich this Civil War landscape, Sedore's Tennessee Civil War Monuments is a guide to Tennessee's spirit and heritage.

About the Author

Timothy S. Sedore is the author of three books that explore how the Civil War is memorialized in the American South. Tennessee Civil War Monuments joins Mississippi Civil War Monuments and An Illustrated Guide to Virginia as a survey and analysis of the legacy of the war on the American landscape. Sedore is Professor of English at the City University of New York, Bronx Community College. He regularly teaches undergraduate courses in composition, literature, and religious rhetoric. He is also an ordained Baptist minister.