African-American Resources for Tennessee

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*Brogden, John V. and Willie L. Robinson. [http://www.angelfire.com/wi/Carver/csaaa.html Tennessee Colored Pension Applications for CSA Service] [Civil War], available online.
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*[http://newdeal.feri.org/guides/tnguide/ch10.htm "Negros in Tennessee"] chapter 10 of the online book ''Tennessee: A Guide to the State.'' Compiled and Written by the Federal Writers' Project of the Work Projects Administration for the State of Tennessee. American Guide Series. (No Place: New Deal Network, 1996) Original published: Tennessee: State of Tennessee. Department of Conservation, Division of Information, 1939. This chapter provides a concise introduction to African Americans in Tennessee.  
 
*[http://newdeal.feri.org/guides/tnguide/ch10.htm "Negros in Tennessee"] chapter 10 of the online book ''Tennessee: A Guide to the State.'' Compiled and Written by the Federal Writers' Project of the Work Projects Administration for the State of Tennessee. American Guide Series. (No Place: New Deal Network, 1996) Original published: Tennessee: State of Tennessee. Department of Conservation, Division of Information, 1939. This chapter provides a concise introduction to African Americans in Tennessee.  

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TVA worker at a phosphate furnace 1942.
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A good starting point is Afrigeneas's "African Ancestry in Tennessee."



  • "Negros in Tennessee" chapter 10 of the online book Tennessee: A Guide to the State. Compiled and Written by the Federal Writers' Project of the Work Projects Administration for the State of Tennessee. American Guide Series. (No Place: New Deal Network, 1996) Original published: Tennessee: State of Tennessee. Department of Conservation, Division of Information, 1939. This chapter provides a concise introduction to African Americans in Tennessee.
  • Patterson, C. Perry. The Negro in Tennessee, 1790-1865. Austin, Texas: The University of Texas, 1922. Free digitized copy.  Written in 1922, this book can be viewed as treating slavery without a degree of compassion and understanding, but it is valuable for its information about the slavery system and laws in Tennessee.
  • Profiles of African Americans in Tennessee, Editors Bobby L.Lovett and Linda T. Winn. Nashville, Tennessee: Annual Local Conference on Afro-American Culture and History, 1996. This online publication contains short biographies of 70 members of the Tennessee General Assembly between 1873-1995.
  • Works Projects Administration. Slave Narratives - A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves.Washington, 1941. Free digital copy.