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  • Tags: Politics and Journalism

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Vladimir Orlando Key’s (1908-1963) Southern Politics in State and Nation is a microscopic examination, state by state, of southern politics using interviews and statistics. The book is considered one of the most influential books on the subject.…

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The Nashville Tennessean editor John Seigenthaler (1927-2014) and reporters Frank Sutherland (1945- ) and Wendell “Sonny” Rawls (1941- ) stand in the reporter’s bullpen of the newspaper. Journalism in the 20th century went through tremendous…

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A Memo from John Seigenthaler to Ben Cantrell and William Farmer about Jimmy Hoffa. 54 pages in all.

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James R. Sasser (1936- ) served three terms as a United States Senator from Tennessee (1977-1995) and was the chairman of the Senate Budget Committee. From 1996 to 1999 he served as the United States Ambassador to China. In this political cartoon by…

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In his bid for a fourth term in the Senate, Democrat James R. Sasser (1936- ) ran for re-election in 1994 against the Republican candidate Bill Frist (1952- ). In one of the largest upsets in the November 1994 general elections, Frist defeated…

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Lamar Alexander( 1940- ) ran for governor of the state of Tennessee three times; in 1974 he lost to Ray Blanton, in 1978 he handily beat Jake Butcher, and in 1982 he defeated Randy Tyree by a wide margin. By the time of his 1982 campaign, Alexander…

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Lamar Alexander won the 1978 Tennessee gubernatorial election over incumbent Ray Blanton by a wide margin. This button was part of Alexander’s re-election bid in 1982. Referencing his trademark red and black plaid shirt and his walk across the…

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963) was a congressman from Massachusetts and the thirty-fifth President of the United States. He was assassinated during a November 22, 1963, visit to Dallas, Texas. The 1954 letter from then Senator Kennedy, the 1967…

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Corruption at the highest level of state office forced Governor-elect Lamar Alexander to make a difficult decision—to take office early and risk the appearance of a coup, leading to four years of struggle with a democratic house. If he did not act,…

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John Egerton (1935-2013) was an author and journalist known for his insightful writings on the Civil Rights Movement and southern culture. Generations: An American Family, written after extensive interviews with members of the Ledford family of…
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