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This list of books authored or co-authored by current UT Knoxville faculty is a sample of the rich creativity and rigorous scholarship of our researchers and instructors.

To suggest additions to this list, please contact Charles Primm at 865-974-5180 or primmc@utk.edu.


Religion, Race, and the Making of Confederate Kentucky, 1830-1880

Author: Luke Harlow
This book sheds new light on the role of religion in the nineteenth-century slavery debates. The central locus of these debates was Kentucky, a border slave state with a long-standing antislavery presence.

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Bloody Breathitt: Politics and Violence in the Appalachian South

Author: T.R.C. Hutton
The notorious conflict between the Hatfield and the McCoy families of West Virginia and Kentucky is often remembered as America’s most famous feud, but it was relatively brief and subdued compared to the violence in Breathitt County, Kentucky.

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Woody Plants of Kentucky and Tennessee: The Complete Winter Guide to Their Identification and Use

Co-author: B. Eugene Wofford
For centuries people have used trees, shrubs, and woody vines for food, clothing, ritual, construction, scientific study, and more. However, these important plants are easy to overlook during the winter months, when the absence of leaves, fruit, and other distinguishing characteristics makes them difficult to recognize.

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Modern Chinese Real Estate Law: Property Development in an Evolving Legal System

Author: Gregory M. Stein
With massive growth taking place in the real estate industry, how can China develop a free market and private ownership of land while still officially subscribing to Communist ideology? This study uses field interviews to establish how the Chinese real estate market operates in practice from both legal and business perspectives.

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Media Transformations in the Post-Communist World: Eastern Europe’s Tortured Path to Change

Co-Editor: Peter Gross
This book is a collection of analyses of Eastern European media by some of the most distinguished scholars in the field. The contributors to this volume respond to essential questions, including: Is the post-Communist transition and transformation over? When can it be considered over?

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