History of Tennessee

New items yesterday, all from the journal of the Tennessee Historical Society — not elsewhere online so I’ve collected them, and the ones to come (a large and relatively significant item is in prep, another original document not to be found on the Web right now) on their own index pageManagement of Negroes upon Southern Estates in which two 19c plantation owners offer advice on how to manage slaves since after all their welfare insures greater profits to their owners; The North Carolina-Tennessee Boundary Line Survey of 1799, the centerpiece of which is a complete transcription of Strother’s Diary, the personal record kept by one of surveyors in the party, introduced by several pages of background material; and Henderson and Company’s Purchase within the Limits of Tennessee, in which we see just what a harsh business environment it was on the frontier: Richard Henderson is cheated by the States of Virginia and North Carolina, but he in turn seems to have cheated others pretty badly.

The homepage of my American history site (24 books, 11,000 pages of print, 600 images in 500+ webpages) is here.

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