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Biographical Directory of the Tennessee General Assembly, Volume VII: 1992-2016 (2018)
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K. Ray (Ed.), (in press). Biographical Directory of the Tennessee General Assembly, Volume VII: 1992-2016

Volume VII of the Biographical Directory of the Tennessee General Assembly begins with the ending year of Volume VI, which covered 1971-1991. The Biographical Directory series is based on the two-year legislative session; this volume covers the 97th... Read More about Biographical Directory of the Tennessee General Assembly, Volume VII: 1992-2016.

'The Indians of every denomination were free, and independent of us’: White Southern Explorations of Indigenous Slavery, Freedom, and Society, 1772-1830 (2016)
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Ray, K. (2016). 'The Indians of every denomination were free, and independent of us’: White Southern Explorations of Indigenous Slavery, Freedom, and Society, 1772-1830. American Nineteenth Century History, 17(2), 139-159. https://doi.org/10.1080/14664658.2016.1215019

In arguing against Indian slavery, plaintiff’s attorneys in the 1772 Virginia General Court case Robin v Hardaway faced a dilemma: how could they condemn enslavement while mollifying public conviction that Indigenous “savagery” made them dangerous to... Read More about 'The Indians of every denomination were free, and independent of us’: White Southern Explorations of Indigenous Slavery, Freedom, and Society, 1772-1830.

Before the Volunteer State: New thoughts on early Tennessee history, 1540-1800 (2015)
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K. Ray (Ed.), (2015). Before the Volunteer State: New thoughts on early Tennessee history, 1540-1800

Most general studies of Tennessee history begin with the arrival of Anglo-American settlers in the 1760s, with only a brief overview of the state’s “prehistory.” This welcome volume rethinks this narrative by placing Tennessee’s origins firmly in the... Read More about Before the Volunteer State: New thoughts on early Tennessee history, 1540-1800.

Indians, Europeans, and the struggle for Empire in 18th Century North America (2014)
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Ray, K. (2014). Indians, Europeans, and the struggle for Empire in 18th Century North America. In C. G. Frentzos, & A. S. Thompson (Eds.), The Routledge handbook of American military and diplomatic history: the colonial period to 1877Routledge Press. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315817347-16

As the War of Spanish Succession (Queen Anne’s War) concluded in 1713, English writer Daniel Defoe commented that the war represented significant danger to British interests in the western Atlantic. Cognizant of the value of trade in that part of the... Read More about Indians, Europeans, and the struggle for Empire in 18th Century North America.

The Republicans are the Nation? Thomas Jefferson, William Duane, and the Evolution of the Republican Coalition, 1809 -1815, (2013)
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Ray, K. (2013). The Republicans are the Nation? Thomas Jefferson, William Duane, and the Evolution of the Republican Coalition, 1809 -1815,. American Nineteenth Century History, 14(3), 283-304. https://doi.org/10.1080/14664658.2013.849532

This essay explores Thomas Jefferson's early retirement political activity and binary vision of Federalism/Republicanism within the context of the broader political economic forces of the early nineteenth century. It shows that his notions of unity a... Read More about The Republicans are the Nation? Thomas Jefferson, William Duane, and the Evolution of the Republican Coalition, 1809 -1815,.

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series, Volume 5: 1 May 1812 to 10 March 1813 (2009)
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Ray, K., Looney, J., Perdue, S., Haggard, R., & Lautenschlager, J. (2009). The Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series, Volume 5: 1 May 1812 to 10 March 1813. Princeton University Press. https://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctv346q4m

Volume Five of the definitive edition of Thomas Jefferson's papers from the end of his presidency until his death includes 592 documents from 1 May 1812 to 10 March 1813. America declares war on Great Britain on 18 June 1812. Jefferson counsels domes... Read More about The Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series, Volume 5: 1 May 1812 to 10 March 1813.

Middle Tennessee, 1775-1825: Progress and popular democracy on the Southwestern Frontier (2007)
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Ray, K. (2007). Middle Tennessee, 1775-1825: Progress and popular democracy on the Southwestern Frontier. University of Tennessee Press

During its early years, the frontier region of Middle Tennessee developed from thinly settled outposts to a premier destination for thousands of land-hungry immigrants. The resulting population explosion led to a shift in political power from a small... Read More about Middle Tennessee, 1775-1825: Progress and popular democracy on the Southwestern Frontier.

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series, Volume 3: 12 August 1810 to 17 June 1811 (2006)
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Ray, K., Looney, J., Perdue, S., Haggard, R., & Lautenschlager, J. (2006). The Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series, Volume 3: 12 August 1810 to 17 June 1811. Princeton University Press. https://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctv301fsm

Volume Three of the definitive edition of Thomas Jefferson's papers from the end of his presidency until his death presents 567 documents covering the period from 12 August 1810 to 17 June 1811. Jefferson is now firmly ensconced in retirement at Mont... Read More about The Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series, Volume 3: 12 August 1810 to 17 June 1811.


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