HISTORY OF TENNESSEE
Instructor: Adjunct Professor Jerry Alan Sayers
web page: http://www.sayersnet.com/history
Paul Bergeron, Stephen Ash, and Jeanette Keith, Tennesseans and their History
Wilma Dykeman, Tennessee: A History
Objective: The purpose of this
course is to provide college-level instruction in Tennessee
History. This course will include extensive readings, lectures,
analysis of primary sources, essay writing, and the creation of a
Take-home mid-term exam: 25%
In-class final exam: 25%
Research paper: 25%
Average of other work: 25%
Other work will consist of small writing assignments, quizzes (both announced and pop quizzes), and class discussions.
This course is being offered for college credit, and, as such will be
graded on the scale typically used at East Tennessee State University:
1. Come to class. Attendance is mandatory; excessive absences will affect your grade.
2. Be punctual.
3. Respect the rights of others.
4. Be honest.
5. Be prepared; bring your textbooks and notebook to class each day.
6. Quid pro quo
This lists the times and topics for each class meeting, along with any
reading or work that should be done by the time that class
begins. Pages numbers are from Tennesseans and their
History. Other work or quizzes may be added; for your own
convenience, pencil them in as you learn about them!
Monday, 6 June, 3.30-4.30
Introduction & Geography of Tennessee
Tuesday, 7 June, 1.00-3.00
Early exploration, early settlement, and the Revolutionary War Pages 1-33
Quiz: Geographic Regions of Tennessee (page 2)
Wednesday, 8 June, 9.30-11.30
The State of Franklin, the Southwest Territory, and Tennessee Pages 33-67
Quiz: Rivers in Tennessee (Bergeron, Ash, Keith pages 23, 30, 271; Dykeman page xv)
Friday, 10 June, 9.30-11.30
The rise of Tennessee
Monday, 13 June, 7.00----
Tuesday, 14 June, 9.30-11.30
The Antebellum years
Thursday, 16 June, 9.00-2.00
Oak Hill School
Monday, 20 June, 9.30-11.30
The War between the
Wednesday, 22 June, 9.30-11.30
Reconstruction and the New
Take-home mid-term due at 9.30
Thursday, 23 June, 7.00----
Friday, 24 June, 9.30-11.30
The Progressives and the Great
Tuesday, 28 June, 9.30-11.30
The Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression and World
War II Pages 235-286
Thursday, 30 June, 9.30-11.30
Civil Rights and modern
Monday, 4 July, 9.00
Research Project Due
Wednesday, 6 July, 9.30-11.30
Final exam in class
This page last updated 29 June, 2005.