Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture

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Free, comprehensive reference work featuring over 1,500 entries on the Volunteer State. Cosponsored by the University of Tennessee Press and the Tennessee Historical Society.

Audience: High School

An excellent source of historical, cultural, and geographic information, the online reference gives the user free access to a vast archive of material arranged in an easy-to-use format. From Andrew Jackson to the Tennessee Valley Authority, from Elvis Presley to Alex Haley, you will find a wealth of information about the people, places, and institutions that make up Tennessee’s culture and history.


TEL is a hub for learning about Tennessee, no matter your age.

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