"The richness and variety of the voices represented in these essays will be useful in many ways. The breadth of the women’s experiences and the broad span of time their lives touched will ensure the work’s appeal to a wide audience."--Cynthia Griggs Fleming, author of In the Shadow of Selma: The Continuing Struggle for Civil Rights in the Rural South
"By focusing on the lives of individual women, known and unknown, over many years, this volume is an important addition to the history of Tennessee and the evolving history of southern women."--Anne Firor Scott, W.K.Boyd Professor Emerita, Duke University
"The authors of these well-researched and gracefully written biographical studies admirably capture the complexities of multitextured lives of diverse women who were often heroines on their own terms. Sarah Wilkerson Freeman and Beverly Greene Bond have edited an outstanding work, one that makes a major contribution to American women's history, southern history, and especially to the history of Tennessee."--Darlene Clark Hine, editor, Black Women in America
"This book makes a major contribution to American women’s history, southern history, and especially to the history of the Volunteer State."--The Courier
“Tennessee Women provides a fascinating look at the lives of women who played public roles as activists, artists, athletes, and executives.”—LeeAnn G. Reynolds, The Tennessee Historical Quarterly
About the Author
Sarah Wilkerson Freeman is an associate professor of history at Arkansas State University. She is a contributor to Southern Women at the Millennium and Mississippi Women: Their Histories, Their Lives and numerous journals. Beverly Greene Bond is an associate professor of history and director of African and African American Studies at the University of Memphis. She is the coauthor of Memphis in Black and White and Images of America: Beale Street.